The matter of child custody in Illinois can arise with divorce, in relation to post-decree modifications, or outside of marriage and divorce entirely, and because your parental rights are on the line, the stakes are high. If you are faced with a child custody concern, look no further than an experienced Orland Park child custody lawyer.
In Illinois, what you may think of as legal custody – or decision-making authority in relation to your children – is addressed as parental responsibilities. And the matter of physical custody is addressed in terms of parenting time, which sets the schedule that determines how both parents will divide their time with their children. Parental responsibilities assign the authority to make central parenting decisions such as the following:
While your parenting time schedule may be unique to you and your family’s circumstances, it will fall into one of two basic categories, including:
If you and your children’s other parent are unable to resolve the matters of parental responsibilities and parenting time between yourselves, the court will intervene on your behalf, and the factors it will take into careful consideration include all the following:
Child custody concerns are primary parenting concerns, and having professional legal counsel on your side is always well advised. The trusted Orland Park child custody lawyers at SLG Family Law in Orland Park have an impressive track record of successfully protecting the parental rights of clients like you, and we’re proud to be here for you, too. Your case is important, and we’re on your side – so please don’t put off contacting us for more information about how we can help today.
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