Parental allocation (which includes both parenting time and decision-making) concerns arise in relation to divorce, but the matter also extends to post-divorce modifications and to child custody concerns outside of marriage. Your parental rights are fundamental, which makes it important to have the skilled legal guidance of an experienced Chicago parental allocation attorney on your side from the outset.
As parents, we’re called upon to make a wide range of primary decisions on behalf of our children’s upbringing and well-being. When parents are no longer together, they need to determine how they will address this basic parental responsibility moving forward. While parental responsibilities for decision-making can be sole or joint, there are a range of options within these categories, including:
Parental responsibilities include decision-making and address big-ticket parenting decisions like the following:
Parenting time equates with what you may think of as physical custody, and it determines your and your ex’s parenting time schedules. Illinois courts are invested in maximizing the parenting time each parent is awarded – barring a significant reason for deciding otherwise. Because Illinois courts are always guided by the best interests of the involved children in matters related to child custody, they take best-interest factors like the following into careful consideration:
The trusted Chicago parental allocation attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, dedicate their imposing practice to skillfully protecting the parental rights of valued clients like you. We’re on your side and here to help, so please don’t put off contacting us for more information today.
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