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Decision Making & Parenting Time

Chicago Parenting Time Attorneys

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago decision making and parenting time attorneys are compassionate, solutions-oriented advocates for parents. You do not have to navigate a divorce, separation, or other parental conflicts on your own. If you have any specific questions about decision-making or parenting time, we are more than ready to help. To set up your fully confidential consultation with an Illinois child custody lawyer, please contact our Chicago law office today. 

An Overview Decision Making/Parenting Time in Illinois (Custody and Visitation)

When parents of young kids get divorced or separate, their rights will need to be worked out. Illinois no longer uses the terms “child custody” or “child visitation” in family law court. Instead, the concepts are now referred to “decision making” and “parenting time” respectively.  Under state law, parental rights and responsibilities are allocated in a way determined to be fully consistent with the best interests of the child. It is a comprehensive legal standard—courts are empowered to consider all factors relevant to determining what is best for a child’s health and well-being.

Notably, Illinois law strongly favors some form of joint co-parenting. In most cases, parents will be granted some form of joint decision-making authority and shared parenting times. Though, sole custody can be granted if deemed best for the child. Our Chicago, IL custody attorneys are ready to advocate for the best interests of children whether through the Courts or by agreement.

How Our Illinois Family Lawyers Can Help With Decision Making/Parenting Time

A divorce or separation is complicated—especially for parents with young kids. At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we are here to protect your parental rights and help you do what is best for your family. When you call our Chicago office, you will be able to speak to an Illinois family lawyer who can: 

  • Listen to your story and answer your questions about the law;
  • Investigate your case—securing any relevant information; 
  • Help you craft and negotiate an effective parenting plan; and  
  • Take whatever legal action is necessary to protect your parental rights. 

Contact Our Chicago Child Custody and Child Visitation Attorneys Today

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago family lawyers have extensive experience helping clients with the full range of parental decision making and parenting times cases. If you have questions about your rights, we can help. Contact us today for your strictly confidential, no-obligation initial family law consultation. With an office in Chicago, we handle custody & visitation matters throughout Northern Illinois, including in Wheaton, Evanston, Oak Park, and Glenview.

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