Illinois residents may be interested in hearing about research that shows some of the financial benefits of splitting up. January is a busy time for divorce lawyers. There are couples who work to stick together through the holidays and then begin to prepare divorce papers once the holidays have passed. Some experts believe that divorce can be good for certain couples.
Many fathers in Illinois are afraid that they will be treated unfairly if they go to family court to resolve a child custody dispute. While this is a common belief, it may speak more to a historical situation than to present-day legal practices. In the past, mothers were far more likely to be primary caregivers. Fewer women worked outside the home for reasons other than necessity, and many women were systematically denied access to and opportunities in the workplace. In addition, fathers were viewed mainly as providers rather than as nurturing figures in a child's life.