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Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Illinois

Illinois law no longer uses the term "child custody." Rather, the term "allocation of parental responsibilities" is used.

Divorcing parents in Illinois should do everything possible to come to an agreement regarding parental responsibilities.

However, if your spouse/former spouse is not being reasonable regarding the important issue of Illinois child custody, you need a north suburban Chicago child custody and divorce lawyer who will AGGRESSIVELY represent you.

Illinois divorce court judges seek to make decisions regarding allocation of parental responsibilities that serve the “ best interest of the child(ren).”

When the decision of allocating parental responsibilities is left to the Illinois divorce court judges, those judges are required by Illinois family law to consider the following factors:

  1. the wishes of the child’s parents;
  2. the wishes of the child;
  3. where the child has lived;
  4. the interaction and interrelationship of the child with parents, siblings, and others of significance;
  5. the child’s adjustment to his or her home, school and community;
  6. mental and physical health of all involved;
  7. physical violence or threat of physical violence by the potential custodian toward the child and others;
  8. occurrences of ongoing domestic violence; and
  9. the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the minor child and the other parent.

Chicago, Illinois allocation of parental responsibility issues are often very difficult to resolve. You should only work with a Chicago divorce lawyer who has significant, first-hand experience with Illinois child custody issues. The Wilmette, Glenview and Northbrook divorce and family law attorney of Sylvester Law Firm has such experience.

You are welcome to call us at (847) 251 – 2999 to get answers to your important questions about Illinois child custody and family law.

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