There’s no doubt that one of the hardest things about going through a divorce in Hinsdale–a western suburb of Chicago known for its beautiful residences and tight-knit community–is watching a child be put in the middle of parents’ disputes. Indeed, even when a couple’s divorce is amicable, divorce can be devastating for a child. And the process of determining with whom a child will live is no easier.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our Hinsdale child custody lawyers can help you to understand the state’s child custody laws if you and your spouse are separating. Call now to schedule a free consultation.
Illinois courts are charged with the task of basing a custody decision (assuming that parents cannot make the decision on their own) that is in the best interests of the child. In order to determine the child’s best interests, the court will consider a number of factors, including:
As mentioned above, a custody decision will only be made by the court in the event that parents cannot come to an agreement on their own. If your divorce is so contentious that how custody of your child will be shared is impossible to figure out, you will need to turn to a judge to make a decision (who will do so based on the factors above). Our law firm helps you to present evidence highlighting that custody with you is within the child’s best interests. Types of evidence that we can present include testimonies from neighbors, teachers, family, and friends; statements from a professional child psychologist; and other evidence types that suggest that you provide a stable and loving home, ranging from pictures of the home to proof of your income and more.
If you are separating from your spouse in Hinsdale, you may have a lot of questions about your future. One of the most pressing of those questions may be in regards to custody of your child. Our experienced Hinsdale child custody lawyers approach your case with compassion, understanding how sensitive child custody matters can be. Our lawyers also aggressively advocate for you and your child to secure a custody arrangement that works. Please reach out to us today to request your free consultation and learn more about child custody laws in Illinois.