How Long Does Child Support Last? Unfortunately, Not Long Enough


June 20th, 2024 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I was first getting divorced, one of the first questions I asked my attorney was, “How long does child support last?” In the state of Illinois, it lasts until the child is 18, or when he/she graduates from high school. At the time, my kids w...

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What Father’s Day Means To An Ex-Wife


June 16th, 2024 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I think of Father's Day, I think of my dad and always will. But there is another father who is significant on Father's Day: my ex-husband. Why is he important? Because he is my children's father. So, regardless of personal feelings, resentment, ...

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The Blended Family: Advantages and Disadvantages


March 22nd, 2024 . Katherine E. Miller and Jackie Pilossoph

The blended family. It sounds so perfect. After all, the Brady Bunch seemed pretty happy, didn’t they? What the iconic seventies sitcom never showed us was that Mrs. Brady almost assuredly got on the boys’ nerves, at times, and the girls probably...

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Trying To Celebrate The Holidays During Divorce


December 5th, 2023 . Jackie Pilossoph

Ask anyone who is divorced and he or she will tell you that the pain it causes can sometimes feel unbearable. Then add in the holidays—especially that first Christmas or Hanukkah and New Years after a separation. It's very very hard. Trying to cele...

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What is Reunification Therapy and How Does it Work?


October 3rd, 2023 . Jenna Noble and Monique Mason

What is Reunification therapy? Reunification Therapy (RT) is often court-ordered for separated or divorced families, where there is a favored parent and a rejected parent. The goal of reunification therapy is to restore a disrupted parent-child relat...

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