Rosemont Child Custody
Rosemont, Illinois is regarded for its good public schools and is generally known as an area that’s good for families. For parents who are divorcing, this could be a consideration in making a determination about child custody – where will living best serve the child?
At Gordon & Perlut, LLC, our Rosemont child custody lawyers know that coming to an agreement about custody with your spouse may be one of the most difficult things that you ever do. As you navigate the process, our team can offer legal support, guidance, and representation. Call us today to learn more.
Child Custody in Rosemont, Illinois
Illinois law no longer uses the term “child custody” when talking about where a child will live after parents divorce; instead, the term “allocation of parenting time and responsibility” is used.
In Illinois, parents of a child are encouraged to work together to determine what the parenting time and parental responsibilities of each parent will be. Except for in extreme circumstances–i.e. Instances of abuse–the courts usually hold that it is in a child’s interests to maintain a relationship with both parents. Parents will work together to create a parenting plan that is submitted to the court for approval.
How the Court Make Decisions About Child Custody
There are situations in which parents cannot reach an agreement regarding the formation of a parenting plan. When this is the case, the parents will need to go to court, each parent will present their case, and the judge will make a determination about parenting time and responsibilities. The court must do this with the best interests of the child in mind.
A number of factors are considered by a judge in determining the child’s “best interests.” Per statute, these include, but are not limited to:
- The wishes of each parenting seeking time and the wishes of the child;
- The caretaking functions of each parent;
- The child’s relationship with siblings and others;
- The child’s adjustment to home, school, or community;
- The child’s needs;
- The distance between the parent’s residences; and
- Any other factors determined relevant by the court.
We Know How Emotional a Child Custody Case Can Be
We know that determining where a child lives, what the rights of each parent are, and more can all be very emotional, even if you and your spouse both have the child’s best interests at heart. When you Gordon & Perlut as your law firm, we’ll work hard to make sure you understand the law, what the court is looking for, and best practices for creating a parenting plan, negotiating with your spouse, and litigating your case if it comes down to it.
Schedule Your Consultation with Our Rosemont Child Custody Lawyer Today
If you have questions about child custody and aren’t sure what your rights are, or if you are worried about losing custody of your child, please call our Rosemont child custody law firm today. At Gordon & Perlut, LLC, we promise to work hard for you. Reach us today by phone or online to get started.