Bloomingdale, Illinois Child Custody Lawyers
Attorneys for Allocation of Parental Responsibility Serving DuPage County, Kane County and Will County
Questions of child custody and parental responsibilities are often the most emotional issues you will have to deal with when you are going through a divorce. We aggressively represent our clients in all child custody matters. We understand how important your children are to you, and we work hard to ensure that their interests are always at the forefront. Our child custody lawyers provide legal services that work to achieve the best results for you and your children.
Child Custody and the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
Recent updates to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act mean that the approach to child custody is now drastically different than it used to be. The concept of custody in general is being shifted toward on focus on allocated parental responsibilities. Neither parent will be considered a custodial or non-custodial parent; instead, each will have specific duties and decision-making authority.
Existing Variations of Child Custody
Divorce agreements and custody orders entered before the new laws took effect may include provisions for several different types of child custody.
- Physical custody: This refers to the place where the child lives.
- Legal custody: This refers to parental responsibilities and decisions such as medical care, school, and extracurricular activities.
- Joint custody: This refers to shared custody but does not necessarily mean shared physical custody.
- Sole custody: This refers to having full physical and legal custody.
- Paternity or parentage: Issues of paternity often arise when the father is responsible for making child support payments or is interested in custody or visitation.
The updated law promises significant changes to many of these considerations, as sole or joint custody will no longer be awarded to either or both parents. Parental responsibilities for both physical care and major decision-making are to be allocated based on the family's circustances and the child's best interests.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, our clients receive quality legal services in a friendly atmosphere. We know that family issues, especially ones involving your children, can be emotional and confusing. Our law firm is client-focused, and we offer flexible hours and more than 200 years of combined experience.
Do you have a question about child custody or parental responsibilities relating to your divorce? Are you contemplating divorce and have concerns about child custody issues? Contact our child custody attorneys at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.
We offer quality legal representation in all matters related to divorce. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, our other practice areas include divorce, property and asset division, child support, post-decree modifications, adoption, paternity or parentage, dissolution of arranged marriages, and pre and post-nuptial agreements. From our 5 convenient offices, we serve clients through DuPage, Kane and Will Counties including Lombard, St. Charles, Bloomingdale and Joliet.