Parental Responsibility, Parenting Time and Child Custody Related Issues
Our Belleville, IL divorce attorneys explain what you need to know
The needs of children should always come first. Whether you are going through a divorce or you are involved in a paternity action, you always want to pursue an outcome that is in your child's best interest.
In such situations, it's important to understand all the legal options available to you and your family. That's why we believe you could benefit from having a skilled divorce attorney on your side who knows the law and understands how the legal system works in Illinois.
At Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois, we handle child parental responsibility and parenting time, child support and all other children's issues. We are committed to helping you do what is right for your child.
Parental responsibility and parenting time
Illinois law related to child parental responsibility and parenting time can be confusing. You may have heard terms like legal parental responsibility and physical parental responsibility, joint parental responsibility and sole parental responsibility.
The most important thing to understand is this: The courts want to do what is in the best interest of the child and will consider a variety of factors to understand exactly what that is. That's why it's important to have a skilled attorney on your side who can explain what you believe is best for your child.
One factor the court will look at is each parent's willingness and ability to work with the other parent and to foster a strong relationship between the child and both parents. In other words, the court wants you to understand that both you and the other parent will have to continue working together to raise your child unless there are extenuating circumstances that make that impossible, such as abuse.
Our Belleville child parental responsibility lawyers will review your situation and help you pursue child parental responsibility and parenting time arrangements that make the most sense based on your unique circumstances.
Honest advice from attorneys you can trust
You want what's best for your child. We want to help you achieve your goals. Put your trust in an experienced divorce lawyer who puts your family's needs first. Contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Belleville office. We are committed to results-oriented and cost-effective representation in child parental responsibility and support cases.