Wheaton, IL Child Custody Attorney
Parental Responsibilities Lawyers Serving DuPage County
Whether you are married to the other parent of your child and are seeking a divorce, or have never been married, the allocation of parental responsibilities is a sensitive issue that often causes a great deal of stress and anxiety. The DuPage County child custody lawyers at Andrew Cores Family Law Group strive to ease the uncertainty and strong emotions that these type of matters often involve.
At Andrew Cores Family Law Group, we take the time to explain our clients' options and the approach that may be used in seeking a resolution to the matter, such as mediation or collaborative law. Contact us to discuss your child custody case with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
Keeping the Best Interests of Your Children at Heart
There are many factors that affect the way in which parental responsibilites are allocated between the parents, but most important is the best interests of the children. We encourage our clients to keep this factor in mind while pursuing the establishment of a parenting time/visitation plan or parenting agreement.
In most cases, an evaluation takes place in which a psychologist is asked to analyze the child's life and determine the best way for parental responsibilities to be awarded. This information, combined with testimony from both parents and the judge's input, will develop into a custodial or parenting agreement detailing matters such as:
- Where the Children Will Reside at Specific Times
- Decision-Making Authority Regarding Medical Care, Religion, School, etc.
- Shared Decision-Making Authority With One Parent Having Full Residential Responsibilities
A Parenting Agreement Is Not Set in Stone
Although we will work toward your desired outcome in a child custody case, there are times when every wish will not be met. A parenting plan or agreement is somewhat flexible. It can be modified as your child's life progresses and circumstances change. Enforcement actions are also applicable if one parent fails to live up to his or her obligations.
Contact an attorney at Andrew Cores Family Law Group, by calling 630-871-1002. We can help you understand your rights under the Illinois parental responisbilities laws and have helped many clients located in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, Will County and Kendall County.