Elgin, Illinois Attorneys for Child Custody
Kane County Lawyers Assisting Clients with Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
Allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody) is one of the most sensitive matters of family law. These legal battles are often fought by parents suffering from contemptuous feelings toward one another. These types of cases can quickly spiral out of control, potentially damaging the very children that parents sought to protect. At Pucci Pirtle, we understand the delicate nature of child-related legal matters. Our family law attorneys are skilled at protecting the best interests of our clients and their children.
Illinois Divorce and Child Custody
When you are already dealing with the life-changing process of a divorce, it can be overwhelming to think about how the responsibilities of raising your children will be split. Parents may disagree on important matters, such as discipline methods, education, child care, or religion, making it even more of a struggle to find common ground. However, many find that successfully negotiating a plan outside of court gives them more control over the process and its outcome. Amicable resolutions may also decrease the risk of unnecessary distress to the children, potentially improving their abilities to adjust in the midst of a parental separation.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping your family successfully transition into this new phase of life. We will give your case the respect and professionalism it deserves. We can help you navigate the complex and emotional parenting plan process to ensure that your best interests, and the interests of your child, are protected. We will work hard to provide you with the knowledge and power you need to make sound decisions about your familys future.
Skilled Advocacy and Litigation When You Need It Most
Sometimes, despite the best efforts of all involved, parenting plan disagreements cannot be resolved during negotiations. Alternatively, parents may have reason to believe that their children could be at risk if a traditional parenting arrangement is made. In these instances, a judge will determine the allocation of parental responsibilities. A number of considerations are used in making this decision, including:
- The wishes of each parent;
- Each parents willingness to foster a close and continued relationship with the other parent;
- Mental and physical health of the parents;
- Mental and physical health of the child;
- Social, religious, and educational needs of the child;
- Medical and behavioral needs of the child;
- Childs relationship with each parent and siblings;
- Any history of sexual abuse or domestic violence; and
- Any other factors the court deems necessary.
When you are facing litigation over the allocation of parental responsibilities, it is critical that you have an experienced advocate on your side. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators, and we will ensure that your concerns are heard in the courtroom.
Family Law Attorneys Serving Kane and McHenry Counties
If you are involved in a dispute over the allocation of parental responsibilities (also known as child custody), the experienced lawyers at Pucci Pirtle can help ease your burden. We understand that no two cases are alike. We also understand what it is like to feel helpless or alone in your respective situation – you need someone in your corner, and that is what we concentrate our practice in doing. We offer the attentive and personalized representation you deserve. Contact us at 847-426-1866 (Elgin, IL) or 630-945-8807 (St. Charles, IL) to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in Kane and McHenry Counties, including the communities of Geneva, Algonquin, Huntley, and Crystal Lake.