If you are a divorcing parent of one or more minor children, you can expect a parenting time order, more commonly known as child custody or a parenting plan, to be part of your divorce settlement. This order outlines your time schedule with your child and your individual responsibilities for him or her after your divorce. By creating this type of order, the court does its part in ensuring that your child continues to have a consistent relationship with both parents after your divorce is finalized.
The court determines your child’s parenting plan based on what it deems to be the arrangement that is in your child’s best interest. It makes this determination by considering a set of factors about your child and family, which include:
As a parent, you have certain rights as well as certain legal obligations. Your lawyer can explain them to you in greater detail. These rights and obligations include:
Your lawyer’s job is to act as your advocate. This role includes:
When you need to develop, modify, or enforce an Illinois child custody order, work with an experienced Rolling Meadows family lawyer. Your lawyer’s job is to protect your rights and help you pursue your interests. To get started with a member of our team at The Andrea Heckman Law, contact our office today to schedule your confidential legal consultation.
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