Palos Park Child Custody Attorneys

Palos Park Child Custody Attorneys

Dedicated Child Custody Lawyers Representing Parents in Palos Park, IL

Whether you are getting a divorce or simply breaking up, ending a relationship is difficult. Things become even more challenging if you and your partner have young children. No issues are more contentious and emotionally challenging than  those involving children. If you are involved in a child custody or child visitation dispute, you should not go through the process alone. You need skilled legal representation.

At the office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., our compassionate Palos Park child custody attorneys are here to help. We never take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to family law problems; all our clients always get the fully personalized legal attention that they deserve. If you need child custody assistance in Palos Park, please contact a member of our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans

Illinois no longer uses the term child custody in official proceedings. Instead, custody and visitation issues are now referred to as the allocation of parental responsibilities. In addition, state law requires divorced and separated parents to craft a parenting plan to resolve any dispute. A parenting plan is a valid legal document that highlights the rights and responsibilities of the parents. Whether you and your former partner want to work towards a mutually beneficial parenting plan, or you are locked in a fierce dispute over such a plan, our Palos Park child custody lawyers can assist you.

Illinois Uses the Best Interests of the Child Standard

Under Illinois law, family law courts will make and approve custody arrangements using the ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. If you are a parent in Palos Park who is going through a child custody dispute, it is important that you know how this standard will apply to your case. Your preferred custody or visitation arrangement will not decide the dispute. Instead, you need to work with a lawyer who can help you prove that you can provide the best home for your child. In assessing custody cases, family law courts will take a comprehensive view. Factors that may be considered include:

  • Mental health of each parent;
  • Physical capabilities of each parent;
  • History of demonstrated parenting ability;
  • Current ability to provide a stable home situation;
  • Any history of abuse or misconduct:
  • Willingness to cooperate; and
  • If appropriate, the wishes of the child.

Contact Our Palos Park Child Custody Lawyers

At the office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., our family law attorneys are standing by, ready to protect your parental rights. If you need child custody advice in Palos Park, Illinois, please call us today at (708) 403-0200 to schedule a free, no obligation review of your legal case. We look forward to assisting you.

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