Child custody is a primary divorce concern, but related concerns can also arise for parents who are not married and in relation to post-divorce modifications. Regardless of the impetus behind your child custody case, it’s to your advantage to have an experienced Northbrook child custody lawyer in your corner.
In Illinois, child custody breaks down into two primary concerns that include both the following:
Each represents an important aspect of your parental rights. It’s important to note that courts in Illinois are always guided by a set list of best interest factors when they make child custody determinations.
Parenting time establishes when your children will be with you and when they will be with their other parent. If one of you becomes the primary custodial parent, the children will spend the majority of their overnights with this parent. If not, both of you will divide your time with your shared children more equally.
If you and your divorcing spouse are able to resolve this important term between yourselves, you can create whatever kind of parenting time schedule works well for your family, but if you need the court’s guidance, you can expect to receive one of its standard schedules.
Parental responsibilities refer to the important parenting task of making big-picture decisions on behalf of the children, including decisions like the following:
The options when it comes to assigning parental responsibilities include the following:
Some of the primary factors that help Illinois courts determine children’s best interests include:
The knowledgeable Northfield child custody attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, are committed to implementing the full force of their legal skill and experience in pursuit of child custody terms that support your rights as a parent. Learn more by reaching out and contacting us today.
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