Inverness Child Custody Attorney Defending Child Custody Throughout Illinois
There are very few things more emotionally draining than going through a fiercely contested child custody battle. To make things even more difficult, child custody arrangements are rarely truly finalized; at least, until all of your children become adults. There is always the possibility that your child’s other parent will attempt to seek a child custody modification.
At SAM LAW OFFICE LLC, our top-rated Rolling Meadows child custody attorneys have helped many Illinois parents defend their custody rights. Not only do we have considerable experience handling all aspects of child custody cases, but we always go the extra mile to find the best possible solution for our clients. If you need help defending your custody rights in the Chicagoland area, please contact our team today for immediate assistance.
Defending Your Custody Rights in Illinois
Under Illinois law, state courts are empowered to consider many different factors when coming to a child custody decision. Notably, there have been recent updates to the state’s legal code that affects child custody cases. In Illinois, courts have the ability to develop parenting plans, allocate parental time with a child and grant or restrict a parent’s right to make certain decisions.
As a parent seeking to defend your child custody rights, whether for the first time, or because your former partner is seeking a custody modification, it is critically important that you are fully aware of all of the factors that state family law courts will consider. This includes everything from:
- Emotional ties between the parents and child;
- The history of each parent;
- The ability of each parent to provide basic financial support for the child;
- The length of time the child has spent with the parents;
- Overall moral, parental and mental health fitness;
- The willingness of each parent to build a positive familial environment;
- The schooling needs of the child; and
- Depending on age, the wishes of the child.
There are two important things that you should take away from this list. First, in child custody cases, Illinois courts will make a comprehensive assessment of your situation. Courts can and will consider almost anything that they deem to be relevant to your ability as a parent. Additionally, all child custody cases are unique; there is no one size fits all solution. Defending child custody is a complex task. You need to work with a professional who will put the time and effort needed to give your case the individualized attention that it deserves.
Contact Our Illinois Child Custody Lawyer Today
At SAM LAW OFFICE LLC, our Illinois family law attorneys have extensive experience defending child custody. To get immediate assistance with your child custody case, please call us today at (847) 255-9925 to request your fully confidential consultation. From our office in Rolling Meadows, we represent parents throughout the Collar Counties and greater Chicagoland region.