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Types Of Child Custody In Illinois
It is important to understand that Illinois law no longer uses the term “custody,” instead replacing it with “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time.” However, the effects still mimic those of child custody. Indeed, there are different type of custody/forms of parental responsibilities in Illinois, including the following:
Ways To Resolve Parenting Time Disputes
Working together to agree on a parenting time arrangement can only help to encourage cooperative parenting in the future. On the other hand, contention and accusations to try to increase parental rights can result in bitterness and resentment between you and the other parent for months or years to come. In addition, if you agree on a parenting plan on your own, the court will simply have to review and approve it and you may be able to avoid court proceedings altogether.
Protecting The Best Interests Of Your Child
If you cannot agree and your case goes to trial, the law requires the court to make a decision about parenting time arrangements based on what it believes is in the best interests of your child. We can help you present a strong case that spending time with you is in the child’s best interests in order to preserve your rights whenever possible.
Call An Experienced Illinois Child Custody And Parenting Time Attorney For Help
If you are facing a family law case or would like help enforcing or modifying an existing parenting plan, our experienced lawyer at the Casement Group, P.C. is here to help you. We work to help preserve the relationship between you and your child while facilitating a resolution in the most agreeable and efficient way possible. If you need help with a family law case, please call our office in Elgin at (847) 888-9300 for a consultation today.