In Illinois, parenting plans specify all the important details regarding child custody arrangements for parents who are either divorced or otherwise no longer living together. As part of a court order, the details are painstakingly negotiated between you, the other parent, and both parties’ attorneys. Unfortunately, unexpected changes in your life could necessitate changes to these plans. The following details five common situations that are likely to arise and the best ways of dealing with them.
In general, children do best when both parents play an active and engaged role in their lives. Barring circumstances that could put the child in danger, courts generally prefer child custody arrangements that allow both parents to have access to the child.
Parenting plans in Illinois detail where the child spends time throughout the week and arrangements regarding visitation over weekends, school breaks, holidays, and other special occasions. They also specify particulars, such as pick-up and drop off arrangements, who has the right to make decisions regarding the child, and how any disputes between the parents will be handled. Unexpected situations that can arise and jeopardize your plans include:
At the Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group, protecting your child’s best interests and your rights as a parent is our top priority. To request a consultation regarding your case, contact our Chicago child custody attorneys today.
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