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Divorcing Parents Beware - Here are Ways to Avoid Ruining the Holidays for Your Children
If you are contemplating a divorce or going through a divorce this holiday season, it is crucial that you don't make your children suffer during the holidays... or for any other time for that matter. With some effort on the part of both parents, your children's holiday won't be a time they remember as adults as the saddest time of the year.
"Save any divorce talk with your children until after the holidays. There is no need for them to associate the holidays with your divorce."
To help divorcing parents get through the holiday season, here are some tips you and your spouse should consider following:
"For grandparents who feel they are getting the short end of the stick this holiday season, here are a few holiday tips for you," says James.
In dividing property, the Illinois court considers all relevant factors including the contribution of each party to the value of the property, particularly the contribution of a spouse as a homemaker, the value of the property distributed to each spouse, the length of the marriage, the financial situation of each spouse when the property is divided, (such as the need to give the family home to the spouse who has custody of the children), any obligations and rights arising from a prior marriage of either party, the age, health, station, occupation, income, vocational skills, employability, estate, liabilities, and needs of each of the parties, the custody of any children, and the reasonable opportunity of each spouse for future acquisition of capital assets and income.
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