Joliet Child Custody Lawyers
Dedicated Will County Family Law Attorneys
At the Davi Law Group, we work hard to establish custody arrangements that are in the best interest of the children involved. Through skilled negotiation techniques and alternative dispute resolution, we strive to keep costs down while providing workable solutions. Our attorneys are focused heavily on understanding the needs of our clients and creating a plan to achieve favorable outcomes. We want to provide the best living arrangement possible for your children and, if necessary, we are ready to litigate on your, and their, behalf.
Illinois Laws and Child Custody Determinations
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act explain the factors courts will use for making decisions about child custody. The court will review factors such as:
- The wishes of children and their parents
- The dynamics of familial relationships
- The possible impact of changes in residence
- The physical and mental state of all parties
- Any actual or perceived violence or threats of violence
- The direct or indirect presence of abuse
- Each parent’s commitment to promote the child’s bond with the other parent
- Whether a parent is a registered sex offender, or has a criminal record
- The terms of a family care plan for pre-deployed U.S. soldiers
The type of custody indicates the control over a child’s physical placement as well as the ability to make decisions that impact a child’s life.
Helping Will County Clients Find Amicable Custody Solutions
When possible, we encourage parents to reach an agreement on child custody through negotiation or mediation. Often, a more amicable agreement can be reached outside of the courtroom, which will help foster a more positive relationship between the parents and provide a more stable environment for the child or children. Additionally, if there are already decisions about child custody in a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, we can simply review your wishes and help execute the solution.
If you do not have custody decisions defined in a marital agreement, you may choose to seek sole or joint custody of the child or children. Sole custody gives one parent all of the decision-making power including health, education, and even religious affiliation and activities. Joint custody gives both parents equal decision-making power. Another issue that must be addressed is the "residential custody" of a child or the children, which can be a determiner of who will receive child support and where a child will attend school. When the Davi Law Group works with you, we will help you make the best decision for your child and fight to protect your decision.
Contact us today at 815-582-4901 for assistance with child custody matters. We will provide an initial consultation where we will explain our approach at no charge, which has a value of up to $325.00. Should you retain us as your counsel, financing options are available. We handle a multitude of family law issues and have a great reputation for taking care of our clients. Please make an appointment at one of our offices in Illinois today.