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Chicago Child Custody / Visitation Attorneys

Chicago Child Custody Lawyers

In recent years, Illinois child custody and visitation proceedings have undergone dramatic changes. Instead of arrangements allowing one parent sole custody while the other has visitation, the court looks towards parenting plans and child time sharing arrangements allowing both parents to share responsibility. At Haid & Teich, LLP, we understand the serious impacts this can have on your case. Our Chicago child custody attorneys will work with you in your situation, to help ensure your rights are protected and that any plans made are in both you and your child’s best interests.

Legal Representation to Protect You and Your Children

In 2016, Illinois laws regarding the rights of parents and children in custody matters underwent major changes. Rather than making awards of custody or visitation, state law now seeks an Allocation of Parental Responsibility (750 ILCS 5/517). This aims at allowing parents to be more active and involved in their child’s life, both in terms of sharing time with their children and in making decisions on their behalf. At Haid & Teich, LLP, we provide the aggressive legal representation you need in these proceedings. Factors the court often considers in making these arrangements include:

  • The age of the child;
  • The current and previous relationship they have with each parent;
  • The parent’s ability to provide for and nurture the child;
  • The existence of issues, such as alcohol use or allegations of domestic violence, which could put the child in jeopardy.

Protecting Your Rights In Parenting Plans

In Cook County custody proceedings, parenting plans detail the amount of time each parent will spend with the child. If parents are unable to come to agreements in these matters, the court will issue an order based on evidence in the case.

At Haid & Teich, LLP, we work with you to negotiate parenting plan arrangements between you and the other parties involved. In the event agreements cannot be reached, our Chicago child custody attorneys will gather the evidence needed to present your case before a judge. Some of the issues you will be asked to consider in your parenting plan include:

  • Arrangements for pick up and drop off locations for your child;
  • Agreements on attending school and recreational functions;
  • Details on where the child spends weekends, holidays, school breaks, and other special occasions.

To protect your child and the amount of time you get to spend with them as a parent, reach out and contact our Illinois child custody attorneys. With three offices to serve you in downtown Chicago, Lake Forest, and Lisle, request a consultation today.

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  • Downtown Chicago/Loop Office

    77 W. Wacker Drive 45th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

  • Lake Forest Office

    100 Saunders Rd., Ste. 150
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

  • Lisle Office

    3333 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 200
    Lisle, IL 60532

312-585-6604
312-283-8636