DuPage County Child Custody Lawyers
Regardless of what type of divorce you are going through or the difficulties and the challenges you might encounter, one thing remains absolutely certain: your children require the best love and care that is available to them. Our children are the most important parts of our lives, and we must do everything in our power to ensure their safety.
Factors that Influence Child Custody/Allocation of Parental Responsibility Decisions in Naperville, Illinois
The determination of child custody in Illinois is based on the best interest of the child standard. The court considers relevant factors including, but not limited to:
- The wishes of the child’s parent or parents as to his custody;
- The wishes of the child as to his custodian;
- The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his parent or parents, his siblings and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interest;
- The child’s adjustment to his home, school and community;
- The mental and physical health of all individuals involved;
- The physical violence or threat of physical violence by the child’s potential custodian;
- The occurrence of ongoing or repeated abuse;
- The willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the other parent and the child.
After January 1, 2016, the factors that a court will consider to determine the allocation of parental responsibilities will change. The labels of “joint custody”, “sole custody” and “residential parent” will no longer be used. Please contact us today to find out how this might impact parenting time for your family.
Seeking Experienced Child Custody Assistance in DuPage County
A child custody case can be frightening if you do not understand the intricacies and nuances of the law. That is one reason why seeking experienced help is critical to ensuring the safety of your children. The attorneys at Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. have over 95 combined years of experience with family law, and we can help protect your children. Our initial consultations are absolutely free, so give us a call at 630.961.0060 to learn how we can serve and protect your loved ones.