The start of a new year is a good time to ensure that you are doing everything you can in your parenting arrangement to help your children thrive. There are many things that you might be able to tweak that can make the situation better for your kids. It is imperative that you make efforts to make improvements that you can carry into 2019.
The first thing you need to understand is that a legal separation does not end your marriage. When a court grants a legal separation, it is usually because a couple is not yet ready to divorce or it may be because some administrative requirement has not been met. For example, if one or both spouses has not established residency in Illinois, a legal separation can be an effective temporary solution.