Hiring Child Custody Lawyers In St. Charles Il

byAlma Abell

Parents face many challenges during a divorce, but the establishment of visitation and child custody is one of the hardest things to do. When a court rules on matters of visitation and custody, they always consider the child’s best interests. Making that determination depends on factors such as:

The child’s health, gender and age

The parents’ health

Parental lifestyles

Emotional bonding between parents and children

The parent’s ability to provide care

Local school quality

Stability of the home

The child’s preferences (if the child is over a certain age)

Custody Types

Legal custody is the parent’s legal responsibility and right to make childrearing decisions. Parents have the right to make decisions on issues such as discipline, education, medical care and religion, and most courts award legal custody jointly.

Physical custody gives a parent the legal right to have the child live with them. In most cases, joint custody is ordered, but time is very rarely shared evenly. Courts can award physical and legal custody to one parent, or to both in a joint custody arrangement.

Establishing Visitation and Custody

Many parents handle custody arrangements informally, but child custody can be formally established in two ways:

By mutual agreement: In an ideal situation, parents agree on visitation times that suit both of their schedules. Some states require parents to meet with mediators to arrive at an agreement, but other states leave it to parents and legal counsel. In such arrangements, parents have broad discretion and courts rarely interfere.

By court order: If parents can’t arrive at an agreement, they go to court to plead their case to a judge. Judges don’t know the ins and outs of parents’ lives, but because an agreement isn’t reached, they must impose a visitation schedule of some sort.


A parent without physical custody usually gets reasonable visitation. These rights allow that parent to spend a fair amount of time with their child, and visitation schedules can either be set by parental agreement or court ruling.

Hiring the Cosentino Law Firm, LLC

If you need to modify an existing custody order or establish a new one, it is best to talk to a lawyer. Child Custody Lawyers in St. Charles IL know how to deal with family courts, and they can help both parents cultivate a better relationship with their children.

CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate John M. Wierenga running in Yellowhead

Friday, September 26, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate John M. Wierenga is standing for election in the riding of Yellowhead. A journeyman welder with a company in Neerlandia, Alberta, John is an active member of the Neerlandia Canadian Reformed Church. Serving on his church council, he actively volunteers in the community, serving a partial term on the Pembina Pro-Life Board.

Wikinews contacted John, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

Since 2000, the riding has been represented by Conservative Rob Merrifield, originally a Canadian Alliance member. Besides Wierenga, other challengers for the riding include Melissa Brade (Canadian Action), Mohamed El-Rafih (Liberal), Ken Kuzminski (NDP), and Monika Schaefer (Green).

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

Obesity and the Fat Acceptance Movement: Kira Nerusskaya speaks

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Opinions rooted in racism, sexism, homophobia are commonly unacceptable to express in public or in polite company. Michael Richards shouted down a black heckler by yelling, “Shut up!” followed by “He’s a nigger!” and gave his already dormant career less of a chance of ever reviving. When Isiah Washington called a co-star on Grey’s Anatomy a “fag,” his contract was not renewed.

None of this would have happened to either actor if instead of racist or homophobic terminology they had said, “Shut up, fattie!” or “Fat ass!” It’s not an easy time to be fat in America. A fat person is seen as weak-willed, as suffering from an addiction to food, as unhealthy and deserving of ridicule. It goes without saying that people who are overweight are, indeed, people with a full range of emotions and feelings that are as easily hurt as a thin person’s.

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone met Kira Nerusskaya, a documentary filmmaker, at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Her film The BBW World: Under the FAT! is in production and post-production. She is a self-described Big Beautiful Woman (BBW) and she hosts the website TheBBWWorld.com; she is also one of the leading voices that has recently emerged for fat acceptance. In researching her film she has traveled to Russia, London, Paris, Ireland and all over the United States to interview fat women about their obesity and their place in their respective societies.

Below is an interview with Nerusskaya about the health, issues, public reactions to and sexuality of a BBW.


  • 1 Fat Acceptance
  • 2 Fat and health
  • 3 Public reaction to a fat woman
  • 4 On America’s obesity epidemic
  • 5 Fat women and sexuality
  • 6 What do fat people want to be called?
  • 7 The film The BBW World: Under the FAT!
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  • 9 External links



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Venetian Blinds: An Inexpensive And Stylish Way To Dress Your Window}

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As the name suggests the Venetian blinds were first conceptualized in Venice and ever since those times they have been a low costing alternative to curtains. In the past these blinds had dangling chords that used to be caught up in a tangle very often. This made the blinds hang haphazardly, thus the room looked messier. Identifying this problem the Venetian blinds manufacturers have looked to solve the problem by modifying both the design and mechanism of these window blinds. Most important factor while choosing a venetian blind is to check whether they hang properly. If the blinds get crooked when they are hung then the pulleys will not work making the blinds look shabby. Thus nowadays there are remote controlled varieties of blinds available where no manual adjustments are required.

Though the venetian blinds are low costing then some of the other varieties of blinds such as the Roman blinds but they are very useful in shielding the home-owners from the unwanted rays of the sun. They can block a large percentage of the sun. During the summer days when the sun rays enter into your premises, the rooms become hot. This increases the room temperature significantly, thus adding to your air conditioning charges. With the proper adjustment of the slats of venetian blinds the rooms can be kept cool. Thus even in the scorching summer days you can get an ideal room temperature. Countries having long summers can also use these varieties of blinds to let in the proper amount of light in their rooms.

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Not only light, the home-owners can also protect their privacy from the onlookers with the use of the Venetian blinds. Adjust the blinds in proper angle and no one will be able to sneak into your privacy. They can control noise too. Most of the homes located beside busy streets are constantly flooded with high volumes of noise but with the help of the thicker varieties of blinds you can control the excessive noise.

The home-owners also buy the Venetian blinds as they are available in various shades and designs. Some people like to make a choice of blinds that will best suit their wall or floor colour. If you want to make a choice of blinds based on this criteria then there are a huge number of colours that the reputed stores offer. Some people look for theme based rooms. For example they like to paint cartoon characters in their kids room, thus there are various designs of Venetian blinds having cartoon characters. There are also animal and floral designs that are available in these blinds. Those that like nature can opt for these deigns of window blinds. You can give your rooms a modern look with the choice of blinds or you may go for the retro variety of Venetian blinds if you like the classic style.

With the popularity of the Venetian blinds there are made to measure blinds options being offered by the reputed manufacturers. Many homes have irregular sized and shaped windows. The general blinds do not fit perfectly in such windows. Thus the manufacturers are offering the scope to their customers to get the measurements themselves and send them over to the manufacturers to prepare the perfectly fitting window blinds. Irregular windows can look clumsy and hurt the beauty of any room. With the use of a well designed Venetian blind you can get rid of this problem.

Thus the Venetian blinds can add to the beauty of your room in more ways than one. They provide a complete makeover for any room.

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Greek film director Yannis Dalianides dies at age 87

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yannis Dalianides, a Greek film director who worked on over 60 movies, has died at the age of 87. Dalianides died after spending a month in hospital. He was known as the “godfather” of the Greek musical and the “Gentle Knight of Popular Cinema”.

Born in 1923, Dalianides was placed in a children’s home until he was adopted. He made his first appearance in children’s theatre at the age of 10. He studied at the Drama School of the Thessaloniki Conservatory, before moving to Vienna and studying dance. Dalianides tried choreography before turning to cinema.

After appearing as an actor he directed his first film in 1959, titled, Mousitsa (The Temptress). He continued to have success with films such as Some Like It Cold, Downhill, and Training Old Man Yorgis. From 1961 to 1977, Dalianides worked exclusively for the Fino’s Film Company. Dalianides is credited with the introduction of the musical into Greece but preferred the term “musical comedy”.

Dalianides worked into his seventies. His last project was Mikres Amarties, a television series made in 1999. Dalianides funeral will take place on Monday; he will be buried at Athens’ First Cemetery.

Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 to manufacturing

Friday, September 3, 2010

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows Mobile OS series, Windows Phone 7, had been released to manufacturing after more than 6 months of its development. The announcement outlined some of the changes in this version, and was generally positive about the milestone.

The term “release to manufacturing”, also known as “going gold”, is a term used to indicate that the software has reached a point that it is ready to be provided to the customer. After the event, Windows Phone 7 code has been locked down. The work in progress is the testing of Windows Phone 7 on other hardware, software, and networks. The structure of the system itself is not expected to be changed any more before the final release. “We are ready,” Terry Myerson said.

“Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say that we’ve reached the biggest milestone for our internal team – the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7”, Terry Myerson announced in a post on the official Windows Phone Blog.

The internal testing of the system had been finished. It included usage of the operating system by the development team itself on regular basis, and millions of hours of automated tests daily, as Terry Myerson said: “We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes.”

The system is now named “Windows Phone” instead of “Windows Mobile”, with a redesigned user interface and a changed development environment, which is called “Windows Phone Developer Tools”. It features a combination of Silverlight, XNA technologies, and Visual Studio 2010 to make use of these possible in the applications developers create.

Microsoft did not confirm any planned commercial release date, calling October as an optimistic estimate.

China-EU financial relations are growing

Friday, December 4, 2009

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with the European Union’s leaders Jose Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. The EU leaders were in China to attend Monday’s twelfth China-European Union (EU) summit. Barroso said China-EU relations are “more mature, deeper” then before.

China-EU trading relations have grown over the last 35 years. The volume of trade between the pair reached US$425.58 billion in 2008, an increase of 19.5% over the prior year. Bilateral relations are far closer now than in previous years.

Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, said the Lisbon Treaty would help strengthen EU-China relations. Summit attendees also talked about nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, human rights, climate change, combating financial crisis and financial investments.

Before the twelfth China-EU summit, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with EU delegates in Nanjing, and the trading partners celebrated the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

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Wikinews Shorts: March 26, 2012
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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, March 26, 2012.


  • 1 Australian Broadcasting Company releases content to Wikimedia under free license
  • 2 3.1 earthquake aftershock rattles central Virginia
  • 3 Central Chile rocked by second earthquake in 24-hours
  • 4 Tiger Woods secures first PGA Tour win in 30 months
  • 5 New leader of Hong Kong chosen while protestors seek ‘true democracy’

In lieu of the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) turning 80 this year, they have decided to release a collection of historic audio and visual content under a Creative Commons free license for use on Wikipedia and for use by the public. Project officer Liam Wyatt hopes that “this release from the Australian public broadcaster will be the beginning of an ongoing relationship with the Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia community, and encourage other broadcasters – especially those that are publicly funded – to join us.”


Another aftershock has rattled central Virginia last night. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was focused around Mineral, Virginia which served as the epicenter for an August 2011 earthquake that was strong enough to damage American landmarks in Washington, D.C. like the Washington Monument. It was felt as far away as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of press time, no damage was reported.


Central Chile experienced two earthquakes within 24 hours. Saturday morning, at 4:28 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Santiago. No injuries or damages were reported. A second earthquake, of 7.1-magnitude, took place on Sunday, at 6:37 p.m. in Maule, which is approximately 219 kilometers south-south-west of Santiago. As of this report, no injuries or major damages have been reported. Coastal evacuations are being promoted by authorities, however, the Chilean Navy is doubtful of a tsunami.


American pro golfer Tiger Woods has secured his first PGA Tour win in 30 months, winning at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. This makes his seventh Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods beat runner up Graeme McDowell, posting a score of two-under 70. “Tiger’s back,” stated Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports.


Leung Chun-ying was declared the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong today. He won 689 out of 1,193 election committee votes. Pro-democracy protests took place throughout the weekend, including the protestors waiting for the election committee upon their arrival at the convention center to cast their votes. The demonstrators also attempted to storm the convention center, and when election results were announced the police used pepper spray to ward off the protestors. Demonstration organizer Avery Ng describes Hong Kong as not being a “true democracy,” with other protestors believing that Hong Kong would never gain the right to vote, which would be given to them by China.


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