Are you a Will County, IL parent who is getting divorced or splitting up with your partner? If so, you need to protect your child custody rights. Whether you are separating on amicable terms, or ending a very difficult and contentious relationship, it is imperative that you have a skilled legal representative by your side.
At the law office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., our top-rated Frankfort child custody lawyers have deep experience serving Illinois parents in a wide range of child custody and visitation cases. If you need legal advice, please reach out to our team today for immediate assistance with your case.
While still frequently used colloquially, the term ‘child custody’ has been phased out of official proceedings in Illinois. Instead, the state refers to custody and visitation issues as the ‘allocation of parental responsibilities’. Illinois strongly favors joint custody and shared parenting whenever it is possible. Though, there are certainly still cases in which sole custody can be awarded.
Recent Illinois reforms also require divorcing parents to create a workable ‘parenting plan’. This plan is a legally binding agreement that outlines each party’s legal rights and responsibilities, and that deals with some general logistical issues. You need a parenting plan that best protects your interests. Our experienced Frankfort, IL child custody lawyers are ready to help you craft the ideal parenting plan.
Under Illinois law, child custody disputes are resolved by looking to the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ standard. State law always centers around the children. Family law courts are empowered to consider many different factors in order to come to a decision that will be best for the child’s:
As a parent, your wishes come second. To get the best possible results in your child custody case, you and your Frankfort family law attorney will need to build a strong case that demonstrates that you can provide the healthiest environment for your child. If you can prove that your desired custody & visitation arrangement is best for your kids, you will be able to prevail in your dispute.
We can help. At the law office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., our Will County child custody lawyers have extensive experience representing parents in Frankfort. To learn more about what our legal team can do for you and your family, please call us today at (708) 403-0200 for a free case evaluation.