Kane County Child Custody and Visitation Attorneys
St. Charles Lawyers for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time
At Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C., we know how important your children are to you. We also understand that the law in Illinois is focused on providing for your child’s best interests in any proceedings related to parental responsibilities, formerly known as child custody. In most cases, your child will be best served by active participation and cooperation on the part of both parents and our attorneys can help you develop a parenting plan that meets your family’s needs.
Experienced Attorneys in Elgin Who Understand the Law
For many years, a child custody order in Illinois was structured in one of two ways. In some cases, one parent was granted sole custody and made all of the important decisions regarding the child’s life while the other was granted visitation rights. The other type of arrangement was a joint custody agreement in which both parents shared decision-making responsibilities and visitation privileges. While there are many such orders still in effect around the state, sole and joint custody arrangements are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Recent changes to the law in Illinois now provide that parental responsibilities should be divided between the parents in a more fluid, equitable process that keeps the child’s best interests as the top priority. These responsibilities include the authority to make significant decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, as well as the day-to-day care of the child. The allocation of parental responsibilities must also include each parent’s rights regarding parenting time with his or her child, previously called visitation.
Conscientious Batavia Family Lawyers
For more than 40 years, our attorneys have been helping families find solutions to their most challenging legal concerns. We are ready to help you work with the other parent following a divorce or breakup to develop a plan for allocating parental responsibilities and parenting time under the law. When negotiation and cooperation are not possible, we have the skill and experience to advocate on your behalf in litigation as well. In addition to drafting parenting plans, our team is ready to work with you in other child-related matters as well, including:
- Child support and non-minor support for college expenses;
- Custody evaluations;
- Cases requiring the services of a guardian ad litem; and
- Relocation of a parent with the child to a new city, state, or country.
At our law firm, we understand that every couple is different. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to successfully resolving parental responsibility or child custody matters. Our attorneys are skilled in customizing parental responsibilities and visitation schedules to fit the needs of each client.
If you are considering a divorce and would like to know more about the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time in Illinois, contact the St. Charles office of Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C.. We invite you to meet with a member of our team to discuss your case and to get the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s care. Call (630) 377-7770 to schedule a free initial consultation today. Our law firm is proud to serve individuals and families in and around the Fox Valley area, including in Geneva, Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Wheaton, Naperville, DuPage County, Kendall County, DeKalb County, and Kane County.