If you have a parenting legal concern, you naturally want to know how the issue will be resolved by the court, and better understanding the factors it will take into consideration can help you better understand what you are up against. If this is the situation you find yourself in, the best way to protect your parental rights is by consulting with an experienced Oak Brook child custody attorney early in the process.
The State of Illinois has retired the term child custody and has replaced it with parental responsibilities and parenting time, both of which are included in your parenting plan. Your parental responsibilities refer to decision-making power when it comes to making important, overarching parenting decisions, and parenting time refers to how you and your children’s other parent will divide your time with your shared children. Each of these addresses primary parental concerns, and whenever the court makes decisions of this magnitude, it bases them on the best interests of the children involved.
If you and your divorcing spouse are able to resolve your parenting concerns and arrangements between yourselves, the court is almost certain to include them in your parenting plan. If you run into a snag, however, you’ll need the court’s intervention, and the factors it will explore in determining what is in your children’s best interests can include all the following:
Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Oak Brook, Illinois, is a dedicated child custody attorney whose practice focuses on helping clients like you resolve their parenting concerns favorably. For more information about how we can help, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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