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The Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Children

By Leslie Fineberg on July 9, 2013

Chicago Family LawAccording to The Huffington Post, a new study was recently published online about the effects of divorce on children. It will also appear in the September 2013 issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

A total of 7,735 people were surveyed about themselves and their relationships, and more than a third of the participants grew up with divorced parents.

The results of the study suggest that a child’s relationship with his or her parents is impacted in a negative way if the parents divorce when the child is at a very young age. Later in life, the child will generally feel more distant from his or her parents and have a difficult time establishing close relationships with them. More specifically, those who experience the divorce of their parents between birth and three to five years old will have more trouble connecting with their parents than those whose parents divorce when they are at a later age.

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New Illinois Laws Relating to Family Law in Effect Since January 1

By Nottage and Ward on January 19, 2011

With 2011 in full swing, several bills became new laws in Illinois that have been in effect since January 1. The Carmi Times discusses these new laws, including many relating to family law.

For individuals who are either currently going through a child support dispute or have already reached agreements for child support, it is important to be aware of a few new Illinois laws. Child Support (SB 2570/PA 96-1072) states that after an entry of a judgment for dissolution of marriage is established, a child support order will not be permitted to be suspended or stayed because of the filing of post-judgment motions.

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