Understanding how The Court Approaches Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
Illinois is no longer using terms like physical custody and legal custody when determining where a child will live. Similarly, the terms sole custody and visitation are a thing of the past. Illinois laws now refer to parental decision-making powers as parental responsibilities and custody is simply referred to as parenting time.
Parental responsibilities include the right to make decisions regarding a child’s education, health, religion, and extracurricular activities. Instead of one parent owning these responsibilities entirely, the court now has the option to allocate each parent with different responsibilities.
Advocating for Your Children’s Best Interests
When a child custody dispute remains unresolved despite mediation or collaborative law meetings between both parents and both of their lawyers, a court may appoint a guardian ad litem to serve as a child representative.
Attorney Van A. Schwab has experience representing mothers, fathers, and children in child custody cases. You can rest assured that he will put his skill and knowledge to work on behalf of your and your child’s best interests.
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For experienced advocacy and straightforward legal counsel in any allocation of parental responsibility or parenting time matter in Illinois, contact The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab to schedule an appointment. We are here to uphold your parental rights and guard your relationships with your children.