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Best Child Custody Lawyer in Chicago

Happy mother ahd daughterChild custody cases are among the most heartbreaking in the Illinois family courts, impacting parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members. Arrangements made during these proceedings can affect the relationship you have with your child, now and in the future, which is why it is so important to have the best child custody lawyer in Chicago representing your case. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we are the first law firm in the area devoted exclusively to women’s and mothers’ rights. We have been ranked among the top ten best in the field by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and you can trust us to protect your rights as parent and to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.  

Trusted Legal Representation from Our Chicago Child Custody Lawyers

Child custody laws in Illinois underwent a dramatic shift at the beginning of 2016. The Chicago Tribune reported that changes in state laws changed the terms used in these proceedings and the ways in which parenting time was divided. Rather than granting one parent custody while the other was awarded visitation, the court now aims for time sharing plans, allowing both parents to play an active and engaged role in their child’s life.

At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we recognize the impact this is likely to have in your child custody case, and provide the experienced, professional legal representation you need in these types of proceedings. Factors the judge is likely to consider in your case include:

  • The age of the child;
  • The distance between each parent’s residence;
  • The past and current relationship each parent has with the child;
  • The parent’s physical ability and moral fitness to provide for the child’s individual needs;
  • The preference of the child themselves.

In addition to awarding parenting time, the court will also determine who has the legal authority in making decisions on behalf of the child, This generally involves matters relating to their physical, emotional, and social development, and includes decisions regarding health care, education, religion, and recreational activities.

Our Chicago Child Custody Lawyers Are Here to Help You and Your Family

Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes, child custody hearings influence where your child lives, the environment they are brought up in, the activities they enjoy, and how they are raised. Plans made now will also end up impacting the amount of time you spend with them over holidays, birthdays, school breaks and summer vacations, along with other special occasions. With so much at stake in these cases, you need an experienced, professional Chicago child custody lawyer representing your case.

At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we place the rights of women and mothers first. Recognized as one of the best in the field, we work aggressively to defend you and your child’s rights and interests. Call or contact our office online today and request a free consultation to see how we can help in your child custody case.  


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100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

Lake Forest, IL 60045

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3333 Warrenville Rd.
Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

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45th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

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