Child Custody & Divorce: Advice for the Present and Future

Illinois parents who are facing divorce have many complex and daunting issues ahead. For many, divorce may bring a welcome end to a long emotional battle. For others, the divorce petition can blindside, bringing sadness and a very real sense of grief. No matter the circumstances of the individual situation, temporary emotions should never guide a parent as he or she attempts to navigate important matters like child custody.

There is no question that divorce is hard. Even when couples are amicable, it is still an arduous process to sift through paperwork, divide marital property and make financial decisions. Admitting how difficult the process is can allow a person to put those feelings aside and focus on a strong future, especially when making important decisions about the children or participating in negotiations.

While divorce can be a time of significant grief, it can also be a relief to many problems. It may be the gateway to a stable, happy future, and even allow for new love to bloom. Focusing on this post-divorce future can provide perspective for difficult or contentious child custody matters. It is possible to put aside emotions, protect the child’s best interests and still protect parental rights.

When Illinois parents face divorce, they will find it beneficial to seek the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Guidance and counsel during a tumultuous time can be a welcome source of support. Child custody issues can unearth a host of unpleasant words and emotions, but a lawyer can help a parent effectively navigate these complexities toward a better, happier post-divorce future.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Divorce : A Primer For All (Yes, That Includes You)“, Breeanne Walters, May 9, 2016

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Attorney Natalie Stec

Natalie M. Stec, born and raised in Illinois, and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her practice has been concentrated in significant pre and post decree marital and family law cases; including custody, visitation, support, and paternity matters. She has important criminal defense experience in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She is a very dedicated and passionate litigator. [ Attorney Bio ]