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What Is A Parenting Coordinator In A Chicago Divorce?

By Russell Knight | February 17, 2019
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parenting coordinator chicago divorce

A divorcing couple is inherently in a state of disagreement.  When the parties have children, the disputes between the couple can bleed into the temporary parenting arrangement.  Sometimes the dispute is so severe that the parents cannot even communicate in…

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Parenting Alone in Chicago Number 18: Little Adventures Cafe

By Russell Knight | January 20, 2019

This is the 18th edition of “Parenting Alone in Chicago.” A series of articles I publish that help provide ideas and details for single parents when they exercise their parenting time after a divorce or separation. Sometimes, when looking for…

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How Are The Holidays Handled During And After A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 25, 2018
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Christmas and Divorce

The holidays are a hectic time.  Divorce with a child only makes the holidays more hectic.  How do the holidays work during and after a Chicago, Illinois divorce?  The Parenting Plan When two parents are no longer living together, they…

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Parenting Alone In Chicago # 13: Millenium Park

By Russell Knight | November 30, 2018
Parenting Alone in Chicago

This is number 13 in my series of things to do with kids if and when you’re parenting alone.  Whether you are divorced, separated or just alone for the day with the kids, I hope these posts can be a…

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Parenting Time And The Alcoholic Parent

By Russell Knight | October 31, 2018
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Visitation and Drug Addicts

Alcoholic parents make divorce and parenting time extremely challenging. 30% of American adults don’t drink at all.  Another 30% have less than one drink a week.  The top 10% of drinking Americans drink an average of 73.85 drinks a week.…

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Parenting Alone In Chicago # 2: The Field Museum

By Russell Knight | October 6, 2018
Field Museum In Chicago

This is part 2 in my series , Parenting Alone In Chicago. I like to write articles. Whether you’re divorced, separated, or just have the kids for the weekend.  I hope that I can help you plan some quality time…

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Parenting Alone In Chicago # 1: Lincoln Park Zoo

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2018
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Lincoln Park Zoo visitation

This article will be the first in a series of articles I will write about advice on how to parent in Chicago alone.  Whether you’re divorced, separated or just have the kids alone for a weekend, constructive activities are an…

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What To Do If Your Ex Lives With A Sex Offender in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 24, 2017
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New relationships of your ex can always be full of concern. You find yourself dealing with a third-party who has not been vetted and someone who your ex has selected. While many significant others are harmless, in some instances, they…

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My work schedule doesn’t allow me to have regular, specific time off. How will I see my children in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 27, 2017
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This situation is extremely common for Chicago’s firemen, police, and hospital workers.  Typically, some kind of letter is required from your employer outlining the conditions of your employment including the scheduling arrangement.  If your schedule is truly in constant flux,…

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In Illinois, How Can I Change My Parenting Time Or Visitation?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2017
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A child’s schedule and yours will change dramatically as the child grows older and your life condition changes.  You will need to know how you can change your parenting time or visitation in Chicago, Illinois. If there is no previous…

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