The relationship between a child and their parent is a precious one, and one that any parent will tell you is invaluable. This is why seeking custody of a child can be such an emotional and trying thing to do, and why working with an Oak Brook child custody attorney who can assist you in securing the best outcome for your case is essential.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our Oak Brook child custody lawyer has helped parents and other caregivers seek custody of a child for many different reasons. You may want to contact our law offices for a free consultation if you are:
While the right that you have to custody of your child will depend on many factors, including your biological relation to your child, our law firm can help you to understand your rights–and advocate for you–if you want to seek custody or visitation with a child to whom you are related.
The majority of child custody cases involve two biological parents of a child who are filing for divorce. When parents are dissolving their marriage, with whom the child will live–and what the rights of the other parent will be–is a very pressing issue. When this situation exists, parents are charged with creating a parenting plan that outlines their plans for custody, now known as “parental responsibilities” in Illinois, whether that be joint custody or sole custody, legal decision making rights, how disagreements will be resolved, how a child will be transported between homes, and more. Parents are strongly encouraged to create a parenting plan together and submit this plan to the court for approval.
In the event that how custody should be split is not agreed upon, parents can submit two separate parenting plans. The court will then be responsible for determining which plan–or which elements of the plans–are within the child’s best interests.
Our dedicated Oak Brook child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. understand what is on the line for you, and how much you have at stake. When you call our law offices, we will start by ensuring that you fully understand Illinois’ laws regarding child custody, and how those laws specifically relate to your situation. From there, we will help you to understand your options, including working with the other party to negotiate a parenting plan or reach an agreement through mediation. If both options are exhausted, we can pursue an in-court case on your behalf.
To start the process of securing custody of your child today, please call us directly. You can also send us a message using the intake form on our website.