DuPage County Child Visitation Lawyers
Wheaton Lawyers Help Establish Parenting Time Agreements
Visitation, formally known as parenting time under Illinois law, is often a hot button issue when determining child custody arrangements, now called the allocation of parental responsibilities. Many factors can influence the time a child spends with each of his or her parents. Establishing a parenting time agreement that ultimately serves the best interests of the child is critical to your child's continued growth and well-being.
At Andrew Cores Family Law Group, we recognize that stress and emotion involved in divorce or the end of a long-term relationship can interfere with a parent's ability to see things through the eyes of their child. The family law attorneys at our firm work with you to set and achieve reasonable goals surrounding your parenting time schedule.
Contact us a by calling 630-871-1002 to discuss your options regarding child visitation and parenting time.
Establishing a Visitation Plan
Visitation plans are typically put in place to plan parenting time for a child and both of his or her parents. In general, it is considered best for a child to spend time with each parent on a regular basis. This allows a parent with fewer parental responsibilities to still maintain an active presence in their child's life.
When determining a parenting time plan, the ages of the children should be considered, as well as the child's feeling about the situation. Other factors that may influence a child's time with each parent include:
- Work Schedules, Schools, and Child Care Places available to each parent
- Frequency of Phone Calls to and From the Children
- Important Holidays
- School Breaks
- The Need for Supervised Visitation
Over time, you may need to modify your original parenting time agreement due to changes in circumstances such as parental relocation or remarriage of one or both parents.
Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
Whenever possible, we attempt to resolve parental responsibilities (child custody) and parenting time (visitation) disputes through negotiation or mediation. You and your child's other parent will always have a common tie — your child. The more amicable your relationship can remain the better for everyone involved.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we work to avoid it, moving toward trial is the only option for establishing an acceptable visitation agreement. In these cases, our lawyers advocate for you, presenting your wishes to the court and the reasoning behind them.
Contact an attorney at Andrew Cores Family Law Group by calling 630-871-1002. We can help you understand your parental rights under Illinois law and have helped many clients located in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and Kendall County.