If you have a family law concern, it is an important matter that affects your family. Family law is a significant branch of the law that addresses all matters related to family life. If you find yourself facing a family law issue, you need an experienced Schaumburg family law lawyer on your side.
Those matters that fall into the category of family law are wide-ranging, including:
Family law, in other words, is quite expansive, and many cases can arise in many contexts.
Family law issues often focus on parental rights, such as issues related to parenting time and parental responsibility. Parental responsibility correlates with what used to be called legal custody in the State of Illinois, and this refers to who will be making major decisions on behalf of your children. You and your ex (or your children’s other parent) can make these decisions together (joint parental responsibility), or one of you can make them separately (sole parental responsibility). The kinds of decisions involved include all of the following:
Parenting time relates to when your children are with you and when they are with their other parent. You and your children’s other parent can split this time fairly equally, or one of you can become the parent with whom the children live the majority of the time while the other parent is awarded a parenting time schedule (much like a visitation schedule of old). Rarely is a parent’s right to some form of parenting time voided.
Those issues that relate to parental responsibility and parenting time can be negotiated between you and your ex, which the court is very likely to sign off on – thus allowing you to bypass the court’s intervention on the matter. Because these decisions directly affect your parental rights and your children’s well-being, it’s only natural not to want to hand over your decision-making power to the court. If there is no alternative, however, it’s important to know that the court bases all of its decisions on the best interests of the children involved.
If you are facing a family law concern, the dedicated family law lawyers at the SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, in Schaumburg have the drive, legal skill, and resources to help guide your case toward a favorable resolution that works for you and your children. For more information about how we can help you, please don’t wait to contact us today.