Who Will Have Custody of My Children in Kane County?

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Who Will Have Custody of My Children in Kane County?

Understanding the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Illinois

When parents get divorced in Illinois, determining how parental responsibilities will be allocated is among the most important considerations. Parental responsibilities, previously known as child custody, include significant decision-making authority, as well as parenting time concerns, and are to be divided between the parents based on the best interests of the child in question.

Recent updates to the law in Illinois have updated the concept of child custody. Today, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) provides that parental responsibilities are to be allocated between the parents so that the best interests on of the child are fully protected.

In deciding what responsibilities each parent will be granted, the court will take a number of factors into account. Such factors include the role that each parent has played in the life of the child, and whether one parent has taken on the role of primary caregiver. The experienced attorneys at Pucci Pirtle will help ensure that your parental rights are fully secured throughout the process.

Protecting Children as Guardians ad Litem

At our law firm, we fully understand the importance of protecting children caught in the middle of difficult divorce situations. We are not afraid to ask the difficult questions but recognize the contributions of each parent when appropriate. Our lawyers are also fully trained and certified to serve as court-appointed guardians ad litem equipped to investigate the circumstances of a family and to prepare recommendations regarding the outcome that would best serve the child’s needs. As such, we have the experience and skills to handle even the most challenging cases.

Contact an Elgin, IL Divorce Lawyer

If you have more specific questions regarding child custody and the allegations of parental responsibilities, contact our office. Call 847-426-1866 or 630-945-8807 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced attorney at Pucci Pirtle today. We are proud to serve the communities of Elgin, St. Charles, Batavia, Aurora, Algonquin, Crystal Lake and the rest of Kane County and McHenry County.

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