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Long Grove Child Custody Lawyer

Long Grove Child Custody Lawyer

The village of Long Grove is considered one of the more affluent areas of Illinois, and is small in size, providing the feeling of a tight, close knit community. The fact that its residents are so neighborly, and the town itself so bubbly, can make going through a divorce or separating and seeking custody of a child that much more difficult – preservation of privacy can feel impossible.

At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our experienced Long Grove child custody lawyers are here to protect your confidentiality and assist you in securing a custody arrangement that preserves your child’s best interests.

Creating a Parenting Plan in Long Grove

A parenting plan is a legal document that lays the framework for where a child will live and who will care for the child. Each parent is responsible for filing a parenting plan, and submitting their proposed plan to Illinois’ courts. If parenting plans are different, a judge will ultimately decide which parenting plan will go into effect.

What is ideal, though, is a situation where parents work together to create a parenting plan that they submit jointly to the court. Creating a parenting plan that parents are in agreement on has many benefits, including:

  • Saved court costs (litigating a child custody arrangement can be very expensive);
  • Saved time;
  • Preservation of the parents’ relationship as it pertains to the child;
  • Less conflict;
  • More autonomy and power in making decisions as they pertain to the child; and
  • Reduced stress and tension for the child, who is always placed in the middle of a child custody arrangement.

When Child Custody Decisions Are Handed to the Court

In the event that you and your child’s other parent are unable to create a parenting plan that you both agree on, the decision will be made by a judge. In order to make a decision regarding with whom a child should live and how time should be shared amongst parents, the judge will attempt to determine the child’s best interests by considering things like each parent’s commitment to preserving the relationship between the child and the other parent, each party’s mental and physical health, the wishes of the child, the child’s relationship with their school and community, the involvement of each parent in the child’s life up to this point, and other relevant factors.

Helping You Navigate the Process of Securing Custody of Your Child

When fighting for custody of your child, there is a lot at stake. At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our Long Grove child custody lawyers are on your side to guide you throughout the entire process, beginning with working with your child’s other parent to create a parenting plan. If mediation and negotiation are unsuccessful, our law firm will represent you in court, presenting evidence highlighting that the child’s best interests are protected by the court awarding you custody.

There is no time to lose. To schedule a consultation and learn more about child custody laws in Illinois, please contact our law firm by phone or online today.

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7656 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.

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