The city which provides Great Service All the Time, according to the official motto, is one of the most diverse communities in Chicagoland, from a demographic and geographic standpoint. Naperville has one of the largest Asian communities in Illinois. Furthermore, Naperville consists of a half-dozen townships located in two different counties.
At the Suburban Law Group, our Naperville child custody lawyers believe that this diversity strengthens us. However, such diversity can also be an issue in a child custody proceeding. So, we work hard to find cost-effective, long-lasting solutions which uphold the best interests of your children and also respect your legal and financial rights.
Most good parents agree on broad principles, like putting the best interests of their children first. However, most good parents disagree about the nuts and bolts of child custody. “Best interests” means different things to different people in different contexts. So, Illinois law sets out a number of factors to follow, such as:
Any agreements between the parties are important as well. Most judges approve most agreed parenting time divisions, as long as they jive with most of the law’s factors.
Emotional distance, in one form or another, almost always causes divorce. Similarly, distance also changes these factors and triggers the need to modify the divorce paperwork.
It is always important to get all changes in writing, even if they are seemingly insignificant. Informal side agreements are unenforceable in Will County family law courts. So, unless the change is part of the official record, one parent can unilaterally change it, and the other parent has no legal recourse.
The aforementioned distance could be emotional. Some children feel closer to one parent or another one. If this change is permanent, a parenting time modification, up to a change in custody, might be appropriate.
Distance could also be physical. In Chicagoland, even a relatively short-distance move could completely upset the delicate pick-up and drop-off balance. So, it is usually necessary to adjust the parenting time division to account for these changes.
Child custody decisions must be in the best interests of the children. For a free consultation with an experienced Naperville child custody lawyer, contact the Suburban Law Group, L.L.C. We routinely handle matters throughout Chicagoland.
Chris took good care of me during my case, answered all my questions, and wrapped things up in a timely fashion. He gave me peace of mind throughout the process. I was very happy with the results, and recommend him to all of my friends.
He was very informative. Gave detailed and concise answers to my questions. Most importantly, he talked to me and not at me. Something I truly appreciated..
Sarah represented me in modifying a complicated child support/joint parenting agreement. She did an exceptional job and guided me through every step of the process. She is very knowledgeable, dedicated and an excellent person to work with. She always promptly returned my calls/emails same day. She is so personable and…
She is a standout attorney. Attorney Nolan handled our Civil Union Dissolution. She really knows how to satisfy her client's needs. She was a great listener. Her promptness and attention to detail meant everything to our case. She presented options we had not concerned. A plus was her ability to…
Robert Boszko was outstanding ! When starting the divorce process, I went through every possible emotion. Robert, from start to finish was extremely calm, cool, and collected. He is extremely knowledgeable in his profession and truly cares about and wants the absolute best outcome for his client. There were a…
To request a consultation, please fill out all fields, and we will follow up with you momentarily to set up an appointment.