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J. Richard Kulerski

J. Kulerski’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • How children deal with divorce

    A divorce is hard for both the parents and the children. Just as with parenting, there are no instruction manuals on how to deal with a divorce that fit all situations, but during a difficult time such as this there are certain things parents should know. Common sense parent...

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  • The importance of a “home” with both parents.

    In order to make your children more secure with the divorce and parenting time arrangement, both parents should do the following: Both parents should have a place that feels like home for the children. The visiting parent should take the children to visit their new residenc...

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  • Illinois Standard Visitation

    Different states have different visitation rules and regulation. The Standard visitation in the state of Illinois is: 1. From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday on alternating weekends. 2. Alternating holidays 3. Up to two evenings ea...

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  • What is “Parenting Time”?

    The term Parenting Time is becoming more commonly used in divorce proceedings, but what exactly does it mean? Parenting time is the term that has replaced custody. Using this new term reinforces the fact that parents remain parents after the divorce. Along with the new ter...

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  • Children are a privilege

    When two parents are involved in a divorce the people affected the most are usually any children involved. Children suffer even more when their relationship with one of the parents is disrupted either by loss of visitation or contact. Although there are many things that take...

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  • Things to avoid during a divorce.

    There are certain things that should be avoided during a divorce. Children should never be asked to keep a secret from one of their parents. Children should not be asked or used to deliver any form of child support to the other parent. Parents should never ask the child to...

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  • How to help your children cope with a divorce.

    In order to make your child feel better about the situation there are several things that you can do. You should make sure that all of the children know that they are not the cause of the divorce. Explain this to each child individually. The visiting parent should avoid an...

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  • Explaining the future to your children.

    As a parent you worry about how your children are coping with the divorce, but you may be surprised to find how much your children are worrying about you. Children who are involved in a divorce worry about both of their parents. They are concerned about where the absent par...

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  • Common fears of children involved in a divorce.

    There are certain common fears that many children experience when their parents are going through a divorce. These fears not only focus on them, but their parents as well. Children can become concerned about what will happen to them in the future. Older children tend to wor...

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  • Big Don'ts For Children of Divorce

    Divorce in general can be extremely difficult for all children involved. This is why it is extremely important for both parents to do all that they can to ensure that the children involved in the divorce come first in the situation and that their needs and feelings are consid...

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