Parenting Time And Child-Related Matters
When you seek a divorce or a relationship ends, your time with your child is of the utmost importance. Child custody, or parenting time as it is now called in Illinois, is one of the most worrisome parts of divorce.
At Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC, we work with individuals and families in the Chicago area to resolve legal issues that are child-related. We work with our clients to assist them in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their particular case so that they are in a position to make decisions in the best interests of their family.
Contact Us For Representation In These Matters
- Parenting time (child custody and visitation)
- Child support orders
- Visitation with grandparents
- Fathers’ rights and paternity cases
- Requests to relocate with a child
Modifications To Existing Child Custody
It’s only natural for peoples’ lives to change after a divorce. Whether you were awarded custody of your children or are interested in obtaining it, identifying the legal options available to you is essential. Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC, family law firm provides clients with the legal knowledge and guidance necessary to initiate a child custody modification proceeding.
When neither the mother nor father of a child is able to care for that child, sometimes another relative will step in to make sure the child has the home and support needed. If you are considering nonparent custody for a child, consult Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC, family law firm for up-to-date information on the rapidly changing topic.
Parenting and Visitation
Is it of substantial importance to you that you be appointed as your child’s custodial parent, and that your home is your child’s primary residence? Or, do your child custody goals involve more pointed decisions, like whether or not parenting time is supervised or unsupervised? To get what you want out of child custody and visitation disputes, you may need to secure experienced legal representation.
In family law disputes, questions regarding child custody, visitation, and parenting time are often front and center. Family lawyers understand parents’ need to spend consistent, quality time with their kids. These legal professionals help hundreds of parents and families meet their child custody, parenting, and visitation goals.
We Help To Ensure Parents Get the Time They Need With Their Children
Many factors influence a judge and court’s decision in determining which parent should be granted primary custody, whether or not custody should be shared, and how much visitation (supervised or unsupervised) each parent should have. These factors typically vary from state to state, but the principal concern is usually the same: “What is in the best interest of the child?” The following determinants may give you some insight into the specific questions judges and courts may ask to decide which parent (or both) should be given custody.
- The child’s reasonable preference
- Whether or not either parent has addiction issues, such as alcohol or drug abuse
- The quality of the child’s relationship with his or her parents
- The physical and mental health of the parents
- Which parent is in a better position to provide for the child
- Work obligations of the parents
- The wishes of the parents
- Whether or not there is a history of domestic violence
- The time each parent has available to provide for the custodial needs of the children
- What is in the best interest of the child
- Which parent can provide a more stable living situation
- Which parent may be better at providing daily care and guidance
- What developmental and emotional factors are at play in the family unit
To provide support for these decisions, family law attorneys often team up with expert psychiatrists, forensic psychologists, and counselors. The courts may appoint other experts. Court staffers are not experts in many issues relating to children, personal parental problems, and psychiatric issues. By using experts, a family lawyer can work to show that your child custody and visitation objectives are in keeping with your child’s best interests.
Besides indefinite custody arrangements, family law attorneys also help parents establish workable out-of-state child relocation and temporary child custody disputes. Moreover, a family lawyer can represent grandparents who are seeking guardianship rights or visitation.
Contact a Family Law Attorney Today
Family law attorneys aim to meet the highest industry standards of legal knowledge, experience, and the ability to communicate with clients. For experienced help navigating the legal ins and outs of child custody, visitation agreements, and parenting time issues, contact a family law office. Don’t risk your child custody and visitation rights. Seek experienced, caring, and aggressive legal help. Schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable family law attorney today. Contact us today to speak with our lawyers. Call 312-782-2400 or send an email.