Lombard Parenting Plan Attorneys
Child Visitation Lawyers Serving DuPage County, Kane County, Joliet and Chicago
When a marriage dissolves, there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. Many issues must be worked out to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. During a divorce involving children, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting plans, and parenting time schedules must be determined to ensure the well-being of the child. To understand your rights and options, it is best to work with an experienced family law attorney with strong negotiating skills and an unwavering commitment to protecting your interests.
The award-winning attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC have over 200 years of combined experience representing individuals facing divorce. Our legal team has in-depth knowledge of family law and has handled divorces involving even the most complex issues. We are skilled litigators inside the courtroom and strong negotiators outside the courtroom, and we put our experience to work to aggressively advocate for the interests of each client we serve.
Our attorneys are also responsive, compassionate, accessible, and down to earth. When working out parenting plans and visitation schedules, we work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and put together an arrangement that addresses their needs and is in accordance with the best interests of their children.
Parenting Plans and Visitation in Illinois
Parenting and visitation arrangements are typically negotiated between the parties and their legal counsels and signed off by the court. One of the first considerations is allocation of parental responsibilities. A parenting plan outlines each parent's assigned duties regarding the child, and helps helps determine rules, expectations and boundaries ahead of time so there will be more open communication and less conflict down the road.
Some of the important issues that are to be addressed in a parenting plan include:
- Visitation scheduling;
- Rules and responsibilities for both the parents and children;
- Relational boundaries;
- Religious upbringing;
- Communication requirements; and
- Dispute resolution procedures.
In certain circumstances, other factors may need to be considered in keeping with the best interests of the child. For example, special needs children may require a parenting plan and visitation schedule that fosters greater stability. Also, if there are future changes (such as child relocation), it is helpful to decide in advance how such issues will be handled.
Illinois Family Law Updates
Thanks to recent changes to family law provisions in Illinois the concept of a parent's right to visitation has been replaced by the more comprehensive idea of parenting time. Even a parent with minimal decision-making responsibilities will still typically be permitted reasonable parenting time with the child. This is intended to keep both parents more fully invested in providing for their child's best interests.
If you are going through a divorce and need help with parenting plans and visitation and other such complexities, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We will meet with you to explain your rights and options and help decide your best course of action. To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer extended evening and weekend hours at any of our five convenient Chicago area locations.