Child custody directs your parental rights post-divorce – or in relation to children born outside of marriage – which makes allowing the matter the legal attention it deserves critical. Child custody laws are not only complex but also continue to evolve, which makes working closely with an experienced child custody attorney in Orland Park in your best interest.
The State of Illinois no longer uses the term child custody arrangements and has replaced it with parental responsibilities, which includes the matter of parenting time. A primary aspect of parental responsibilities is the decision-making authority to address important parenting matters such as the following:
You and your children’s other parent can address this decision-making responsibility in any of the following ways:
Parenting time sets the schedule by which you and your ex divide your time with your children. If you and your ex are able to negotiate a schedule between yourselves, you won’t need the court’s intervention – which generally means one of its standard parenting time schedules. The basic parenting time options include that one of you will have the children the majority of the overnights – becoming the primary custodial parent – while the other has a visitation schedule or that you will divide your overnights more evenly.
When the court sets parenting time schedules, it attempts to maximize each parent’s parenting time while focusing on the best interests of the children involved. The factors that guide its decision-making process include:
The compassionate child custody attorneys at SLG Family Law in Orland Park recognize the gravity of your child custody concern and take great pride in helping clients like you prevail with favorable case outcomes. To learn more about how we can also help you, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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