The terms “allocation of parenting responsibility and parenting time” “custody,” “visitation,” and “joint parenting” are no longer part of Illinois law. In parenting decision-making (formerly “custody”), the principles remain the same. Either parents or courts decide what is in a child’s best interests, such as which parent should make major decisions and which parent should have significant decision-making responsibilities for the child or children. These decisions must be made for all the children of married couples and single couples. These issues also arise in some guardianship cases. Financial responsibility is established through child support. Changes to past decisions are also handled in the court, and arise due to any number of events. It is very important that careful consideration of all issues be given when making decisions involving children, both initially and when circumstances change.
Extensive experience, thorough knowledge of Illinois laws, and careful consideration of the rights, interests and future of the child or children, are fundamental qualities to look for when choosing an attorney to represent you in a child custody proceeding. Haskin Law has the experience and dedication to get the best outcome for you and your children.
As experienced and dedicated lawyers in estate planning law, we will advise you of the changes you may need to make to your estate planning after divorce. Changing beneficiary designations and changing the name of your agent in a power of attorney are just two of the matters to consider. We will also carefully examine with you more complex solutions for your needs, such as trusts, to determine need and benefits for your life.Learn More About Estate Planning