When one or both parents are contending the jurisdiction of a divorce as well as a child custody issue, it can become a complex matter. Multiple-state child support and custody issues are not easy to handle, and are not for just any attorney, and especially not for a lawyer who does not focus on family law or does not have extensive experience in this area.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., one of our attorneys can help determine proper jurisdiction for your child support or child custody case as well as advocate for you and your child’s best interests. Schedule an appointment with us today at our Chicago, Illinois, law office by calling 312-624-7645. The sooner you take action, the sooner one of our lawyers can start helping you.
Trying to resolve child custody, parenting time and child support issues is complicated enough. Determining a parenting schedule and agreement that works for both parties and is in the best interests of the child is in itself not the easiest matter to work out in a divorce case. However, when jurisdiction is in question, this dominates any other issue from even being considered. Why? Jurisdiction is very important. If proper jurisdiction is not established, then an entire decision (meaning time and money spent by both parties) could be considered invalid due to improper jurisdiction.
For example, suppose the father lives in Chicago and the mother is pregnant and moves to New York. The father believes their divorce case should be handled in Illinois family law courts. The couple proceeds with their divorce. Months of negotiation are completed. However, the mother’s attorney decides they should have the case tried in New York. This can cause the divorce process to stall. For efficiency purposes, it is very important that you start your case in the proper jurisdiction.
We have handled many divorce cases over the years, including those involving multi-state support and custody issues. We can help you with your case no matter how complex the issues may seem.
Do you have questions about multi-state jurisdictional issues in custody or support proceedings? Schedule your appointment today by calling 312-624-7645. You can also reach us online.