Kendall County Child Custody Lawyers
Yorkville Lawyers for the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
When you are facing the reality of co-parenting with a former spouse or partner, the road ahead is likely to be full of personal and legal challenges. At Robertson Legal Group, LLC, our team of experienced family law attorneys is ready to help you meet and overcome all of them. We fight to protect our clients’ rights in child-related matters such as child custody and visitation. Our lawyers understand the sensitive nature of such cases and are prepared to work on your behalf in pursuit of the favorable outcome you deserve.
Parental Advocates in Kendall County
At our law firm, our family law attorneys have decades of experience helping clients throughout Plainfield and the surrounding areas with their most difficult child-related concerns. We recognize the importance of staying up to date with the latest changes to the law and how they could affect your case.
Recently, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was updated to meet the changing needs of today’s families. The amended law changed the state’s approach to child-related legal matters, including child custody and visitation. The term “child custody” has been replaced with the more fluid concept of “allocation of parental responsibilities” while visitation by a parent is now called “parenting time.”
Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests
Under the updated law, family courts in Illinois will allocate significant decision-making authority regarding the child between the child’s parents. This authority may be granted exclusively to one parent, shared equally between both parents, or divided between them. Significant decisions refer to concerns that will affect the child over a long period of time, including education, health and medical care, religious upbringing, and extracurricular activities. The law also requires that a parenting time schedule be determined either by agreement of the parents or as ordered by the court.
When making a determination regarding parental responsibilities and parenting time, the court requires each parent to submit a proposed “parenting plan.” Each parent may develop a plan of his or her own, or the parents may submit one, mutually agreed upon plan. At Robertson Legal Group, LLC, we are proud to help both mothers and fathers create parenting plans that protect their rights while maintaining a focus on the child’s best interest. If a negotiated parenting plan is not possible, we are also equipped to take your case into the courtroom.
Speak with a Yorkville Lawyer Today
If you are facing a custody dispute or would like to increase your parenting time with your child, contact our office. Call 630-882-9117 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation at Robertson Legal Group, LLC today. With offices in Yorkville, we are proud to serve the needs of families in the Oswego, Yorkville, Minooka, Morris, Plattville, Newark, and Plano areas in Kendall County. We serve the needs of parents and families in the surrounding Kendall County areas.