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Oak Park family law attorneyMost divorce information sources highlight the benefits of cooperative parenting, but this model is not right for every family. In fact, some parents and children may benefit more from the parallel parenting model. The following outlines the parallel parenting model and explains what it is, when it may be the most appropriate solution, and how parents can make it work for their family.

What is Parallel Parenting?

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Illinois divorce lawyersWhile the divorce rate has been declining in most age groups, those over the age of 50 are getting divorced in record numbers. The percentage is now so high, in fact, that it has more than doubled over the last two decades. This phenomenon has been dubbed the “gray divorce.”

In some ways, these later-life divorces could be considered a positive thing; it means baby boomers are living longer and are more confident in their ability to enjoy a happy life on their own. Yet there are some important concerns that should be addressed. The following explains.

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Oak Park family law attorneysAt one time, fathers lacked fairness in family court. Mothers were considered the nurturers, and thereby more critical for child development. Then studies started showing that the absence of fathers negatively impacted children. Now studies are showing that dads are not only important to development - they are equally important as mothers. Further, a recent study has indicated that a 50/50 parenting time plan is the most beneficial for children. The following explains how you can make this arrangement work for your family.

Remember Your Child Still Loves Both of You

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Oak Park child support lawyerStatistics indicate that some 6,000 children are born with Down syndrome each year. Around 11 percent of school-aged children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and approximately one out of every 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Then there are many others who are with born with a heart defect, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or other defect, illness, or condition.

What happens when the parents of these special needs children divorce?

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parenting time in illinois, Oak Park divorce attorneyHistorically, divorce meant that children lost the close connection they had with at least one of their parents. This was often true, even in cases where both parents would have been considered fit to care for the child. Why did this happen, and have things changed? Fortunately, there are ways to improve the outcome of a divorce for your child.

How Divorce Has Changed

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