Child custody matters have the potential to impact your child’s safety and your relationship with them, both now and in the years to come. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we are devoted exclusively to defending the rights of women and mothers in these situations. As one of the top child custody law firms in the state, you can trust us to provide the professional legal representation and caring client support you need to ensure your rights are protected.
Under recent changes to the Illinois Statutes concerning children, the courts have moved away from the traditional arrangements in which one parent has sole custody while the other has visitation. New laws that went into effect in 2016 now favor child time sharing arrangements, which allow both parents to play an active role in their child’s life.
At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we understand the impact this could have in your child custody case. You could be denied child support, while your child is forced to spend nights, weekends, and holidays away from home. In addition to dividing parenting time, the court will also allocate decision making authority. This potentially gives the other parent the right to make decisions on behalf of your child in regards to their education, religious upbringing, and any physical, emotional, and developmental needs they have.
As a resident of Chicago, you will be required through the Cook County Court to create a parenting plan which outlines how you and the other parent will divide time sharing and parental responsibility for your child. Issues to consider in these agreements include:
If you cannot come to an agreement, mediation will be required and the judge may issue an order in your case. To make sure any arrangements made are in you and your child’s best interests, it is important to have a top Chicago child custody lawyer on your side. Reach out and contact our office today and request a free consultation to see how the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group can help you.
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