Joliet Child Custody Lawyers
New Lennox Visitation Attorneys
Custody and visitation can be some of the most heavily contested issues in a divorce proceeding. Under Illinois law, both parents are entitled to have a meaningful relationship with their children after the divorce has been finalized. First among the court’s considerations, however, is ensuring an arrangement that will serve the best interests of the children.
When there are disputes between the parents regarding who gets custody and what is best for the children, it is important to have strong representation from an experienced lawyer who will fight to ensure that your parental rights are recognized. At the Mitchell Legal Solutions, our Joliet child custody attorneys work tirelessly to reach custody and visitation agreements that work for everyone.
Understanding Custody and Visitation in Illinois
It is always best when the spouses are able to reach an agreement on their own. In cases where the spouses are not able to reach an agreement, you may be required to have the dispute mediated. If an agreement cannot be mediated, the court will make a decision on any unresolved disputes.
Every Illinois custody and visitation proceeding includes decisions about each parent’s rights with regard to physical and legal custody of the child:
Physical custody refers to where the child will live. In a joint custody arrangement, the child will split time living with both parents. If sole custody is awarded, the child would live with one parent and the other would have visitation rights, also referred to as parenting time.
Legal custody refers to each parent’s authority to make decisions on behalf of the child, including major medical issues, where the child attends school, what faith the child is raised in extracurricular activities and many others.
How Do You Get Custody of Your Child
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Contact our office today to discuss your custody and visitation questions. We offer a free initial consultation by phone or in person. You are able to reach a member of our firm at any time, day or night. You can reach us by phone at 815-723-2895, toll free at 866-733-5529 or via e-mail.
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