If you are facing a divorce that involves children, need a child custody modification, or have child custody concerns outside of marriage, your parental rights are on the line, which makes having skilled legal guidance on your side critical. Experienced Northfield child custody attorneys recognize the gravity associated with child custody cases and have both the legal skill and compassion to help.
In Illinois, child custody is addressed in terms of both parental responsibilities and parenting time, which you may think of as legal and physical custody respectively. Each plays an important role in your rights and responsibilities as a parent, which makes affording each the necessary legal attention paramount.
Parental responsibilities determine how you and your children’s other parent will address important parenting decisions that will affect your children’s upbringing, including decisions related to all the following:
There are a range of options when it comes to how you and your ex will address this important responsibility, including:
Parenting time sets the schedule that determines when you are with your children and when their other parent is. While your scheduling options are quite varied, parenting time plans all fall into one of two basic categories that include:
Whenever the State of Illinois is called upon to make decisions related to child custody, its guide is always the involved children’s best interests, and toward this end, it employs best interest factors like the following:
Child custody concerns are pressing concerns. The accomplished Northfield child custody attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn have reserves of experience helping clients like you successfully navigate the challenging path forward toward advantageous case outcomes, and we’re here for you, too. Learn more by reaching out and contacting us today.
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