Allocation Of Parental Responsibilities Standards In Illinois

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Located in Geneva, the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh represents parents in allocation of parental responsibilities conflicts. Our family law attorneys thoroughly understand Illinois child custody law. We have helped hundreds of parents in northern Illinois reach a positive solution that allows their children to thrive.

How The Courts Decide Your Responsibility Standards

The most important standard the law directs parents and judges to use in child custody matters is to act in the best interests of the child. Everything else the law references flows from this vital rule.

The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act directs family law courts to consider several factors when determining what custody arrangement is in the children's best interests.

Here are a few key examples:

  • The child's needs
  • The child's preferences (taking into account their age and maturity level)
  • The parents' preferences
  • The parents' relative abilities to care for the child
  • How far apart the parents live, and how easily they can transport the child between the homes
  • Whether one or both of the parents has abused the child

The law lists several more considerations. To advocate for your parental rights, our legal team will prepare a case based on the facts and your family's particular needs. We will help you decide whether to pursue joint custody or sole custody with parenting time reserved for the noncustodial parent.

Learn More About Child Custody

For more information about allocation of parental responsibility standards in DeKalb County, Illinois, please call 630-478-9971 to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers at our Geneva, Wheaton or Sycamore offices. You may also email us if you prefer.