Forest Park Child Custody Attorney
Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time, and Parenting Plans
As of January, 2016, the terms “visitation” and “child custody” have been replaced in the legal glossary with “parenting time” and “allocation of parental responsibilities”. Since a child needs the love and support of both parents to grow up into an independent, responsible adult, Illinois laws have been changed where both parents will be assigned a certain amount of parenting time so that the child can live with both parents. The allocation of parental responsibilities grants each parent a set of responsibilities to make specific life decisions that are crucial to the upbringing of their child.
A parenting plan is a legal document that sets forth the guidelines pertaining to parental responsibilities, parenting time, and other matters. It must be approved by the Court, and serves as a “road map” for each parent to know about their responsibilities and the amount of parenting time allotted to each of them. If circumstances have been changed for one or both parents, this plan can be modified by the Court, but it will require filing a petition and going through a formal legal process.
Dedicated Child Custody Attorneys Offering Personalized Legal Services in Forest Park, IL
At M. Scott Gordon & Associates, we are committed to upholding your rights as a parent of your children and fighting on your behalf. While working on your case, we ensure that your child’s best interests are kept as the topmost priority. We have been assisting clients for more than 20 years in child custody issues, such as parental rights, parenting time, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting plans, and modification of orders.
We work closely with you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy where we create a manageable plan that benefits you and your children. We strive to work out a negotiated solution and settle matters amicably, if possible. However, if your spouse is trying to undermine you during the case proceedings and spoil your relationship with your children, we diligently fight to help you maintain parental rights and value as a parent intact in front of the court and children.
Discuss your Case with Our Forest Park Child Custody Attorney Today
If you are seeking legal counsel for your child custody case, you may contact M. Scott Gordon & Associates today at 312.360.0250 or use our online form to schedule an initial consultation with our child custody attorneys. We have offices conveniently located in downtown Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.