Illinois Juvenile Rights in Child Custody
DuPage County Court Considers Child Input in Parental Responsibilities Cases
In some situations, a child's preference is an important factor that courts will consider during disputes regarding child custody, now called the allocation of parental responsibilities in Illinois. Sometimes, this means a parent or both parents will accommodate a child's wishes. Other times, this may mean the child's preference is used as a component in determining the outcome of the matter. In either case, it is important for you to understand juvenile rights in family law proceedings and get any answers that you require from an experienced lawyer.
At Andrew Cores Family Law Group, our Kane County family law attorneys are committed to helping children and their families. In addition to serving as guardians ad litem for child-related cases in DuPage County, we also protect the interests of children in court by asserting their juvenile rights. We have extensive knowledge of Illinois family law and a strong reputation in the legal community.
Experienced Representation for Children and Parents in Illinois
The court will always make decisions on what it considers to be the child's best interest. A child's preference will certainly not be the only factor considered by the family court. The weight that this preference has will vary depending on certain factors such as the child's age and maturity.
The older that a child gets, the more weight his or her preference will likely have with the court. A child who appears mature and responsible will also receive greater weight than a child who does not.
DuPage County Child Custody Lawyers
Contact us at Andrew Cores Family Law Group, to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-871-1002. We represent clients in the DuPage County, Cook County, and Kendall County areas.