Factors in Deciding Parental Responsibilities in DuPage County, IL
Child Custody Determination Factors in Illinois
One of the most important issues to be determined by divorcing and separating parents is the arrangements for their children. While almost every parent is committed to making sure that children have the best living situation possible, there are often questions and disagreements that arise during the process. An experienced family lawyer is an essential part of protecting your rights and the best interests of your children.
At DuPage County law firm of Andrew Cores Family Law Group, our attorneys assist clients in reaching child custody arrangements (now called the allocation of parental reponsibilities under Illinois law) that meet the clients' needs and the needs of their families. Whether your disputes need to be resolved in family court are able to be resolved through the use of an alternative method of resolution, we can help you deal with the many issues that need to be considered.
Meeting the Best Interests of the Child in Parenting Arrangements
Family court judges will consider a variety of factors when determining what custody arrangement is in the best interests of your child or children. These factors may include:
- Stability and continuity in the child's life
- Relationships with each of the parents
- Sibling and extended family relationships
- Consideration of abuse
- Ability to meet the emotional, physical, and social needs of the child
- Continuing contact
These are only a few of the factors that may be used in child custody and parental responsibility disputes. Our firm can prepare you for what to expect in the process so that you are not surprised in court or in mediation. We can work with you to investigate the facts of your situation and provide comprehensive representation.
Learn About the Factors Used in Deciding Illinois Child Custody
At Andrew Cores Family Law Group, our attorneys can help you protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-871-1002. We represent clients in DuPage County, Cook County, and Kendall County.