• Locations
    • Chicago Office 77 W. Wacker Drive, 45th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
    • Lake Forest Office 100 Saunders Rd., Suite 150 Lake Forest, IL 60045
    • Lisle Office 3333 Warrenville Rd.,Suite 200 Lisle, IL 60532

Top Child Custody Lawyer in Chicago

mother with her little daughter playing outdoorChild 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.

Changes In Chicago Child Custody Proceedings

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.

Our Top Chicago Child Custody Lawyers Protect You In Creating Parenting Plans

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:

  • The child’s age;
  • The previous and existing relationship between the child and each parent;
  • Any special needs the child has;
  • The parent’s moral fitness and their proven ability to meet the child’s needs.

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.


In the News


Illinois Couple Files For Same-Sex Divorce on Civil Union Day

Chicago couple forced to send adopted baby girl back to South Korea even though her homeless mother doesn’t want her

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

Schedule An Appointment With One Of Our Caring Lawyers

Contact Us

Women's Divorce & Family Law Group by Haid & Teich Chicago Divorce Lawyers

Contact Information

Downtown Chicago/Loop Office
Lake Forest Office
Lisle Office
Lake Forest Office

100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Rd.
Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

Downtown Chicago/Loop Office

77 W. Wacker Drive
45th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

Copyright 2022 | Women’s Divorce & Family Law by Haid and Teich LLP. | NUVEW All rights reserved | Accessibility Notice |Privacy Policy

Attorney Advertising. This information is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Past results and testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction of the outcome of your case, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation of similar results in future matters because each case involves many different factors, therefore, results will differ on a case-by-case basis. By providing certain contact information herein, you are expressly authorizing the recipient of this message to contact you via the methods of communication provided.

Call Now Button