DuPage County Attorneys for Allocation of Parental Responsibility
Child Custody Law Firm Serving Wheaton, Lombard, Bloomingdale, and St. Charles
Few issues are more hotly contested in family courts than issues of child custody and parental responsibilities. Child custody disputes are often highly emotional and combative. Whether you are involved in a divorce or paternity and parentage case, it is important to hire an attorney who will fight to protect your rights and the best interests of your children. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand the complex issues that surround child custody. Our attorneys are experienced litigators and negotiators who aggressively advocate for the rights of our clients.
Child Custody Cases in Illinois
In any case involving the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody), protecting the best interests of the children involved is always paramount. Child custody cases often require input from health professionals and experts. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping our clients resolve these disputes fairly and with minimal emotional distress for the family. We represent both mothers and fathers, and we offer passionate and compassionate legal counsel.
Child Custody Modifications
As a child grows older, or as other circumstances change, it may be in the best interests of the child to change the custody arrangement. For example, decision-making responsibilities may need to be changed if the custodial parent is now posing a harm to the child's mental or physical well-being. Other changes such as job transfers, an older child wishing to live with the other parent, or changes to schedules for school and extracurricular activities may warrant the modification of a parenting plan.
In cases involving parental relocation with a child, the parent with the majority of the parenting time may wish to move from the state of Illinois or to another area of the state. That parent must receive approval from the court before relocating with their child, and if the other parent objects to the move, the case may become extremely complicated. Whether you wish to move to a new home or want to ensure that your relationship with your child will not be negatively affected by the other parent's relocation, you need to have experienced legal counsel at your side.
Illinois Parental Considerations
Thanks to significant family law reforms passed recently, the approach to child custody has changed dramatically in Illinois. Rather than concerning themselves with sole and joint custody, parents will be expected to focus their attention on the best interests of the child. This is to be done through the allocation of parental responsibilities. Neither parent will be a custodial parent nor a non-custodial parent; instead, each will have specified responsibilities and rights to parenting time, rather than "visitation," with the child.
Our firm is experienced in handling modifications of parenting plans and addressing concerns related to the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. Contact us at 630-932-9100. We offer evening and weekend hours, free initial consultations, and 3 locations to serve you in DuPage County, Will County, and Kane County, Illinois.