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In awarding an allocation of parental responsibilities, previously known as custody, Illinois courts are out to protect the best interest of a child. While in the past the “tender years presumption” favored mothers in custody determinations, equal protection concerns have afforded fathers equal consideration in these matters.
To discuss your allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) concerns, please contact our Lake County child custody lawyers today.
Illinois Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities) Lawyers
When determining the allocation of parental responsibilities, previously known as custody, the court will consider the wishes of both parents and those of the child as factors. Additionally, the court will consider the relationship a child has with each parent, who has acted as the primary caregiver, as well as the interaction with siblings. If there is a history or threat of violence and abuse, this will also affect how the court makes the determination. The court will evaluate how well a child is adjusted to his or her home, neighborhood, school, and larger community. Lastly, the court will look at any other factor that impacts the best interest of the child.
At Strauss & Hoyt, LLC we understand that your Allocation Judgment agreement must fit with your unique occupation and work schedule. Firefighters, pilots, police officers, musicians, and other individuals in similar employment cannot conform to a cookie cutter approach for their parenting time schedules. We will help you customize a plan that fits your schedule while also protecting your child’s best interests.
Illinois Divorce Law Revisions
There is always potential for changes of the divorce laws. We stay on top of these issues to protect our client’s best interests as well as inform you of the actions you can take to protect your children. To ensure that our clients are represented, the attorneys at Strauss & Hoyt, LLC have been actively involved in writing some of the current Illinois family laws.
Contact Our Lake County Illinois Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities) Lawyers Today
If you are facing parenting time or decision-making regarding your child or children in Illinois do not hesitate to contact a Lake County child custody lawyer at our law firm today. We will help to create a parenting plan that works for your unique situation.