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Joliet Child Custody Lawyers

Joliet Child Custody Lawyers

Legal disputes involving the care and custody of children are among the most emotional and highly contested in the Illinois family courts. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, and Massino, P.C., our Joliet child custody lawyers have over 125 years of combined experience representing clients in these types of disputes. We provide the professional legal representation you need to get the best possible outcome in your child custody case in Illinois.

Defending Your Parental Rights in Joliet Child Custody Proceedings

Child custody issues can arise with parents who are unmarried and with those going through a divorce. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, and Massino, P.C., we know that the amount of time you get to spend with your child is likely to influence your future relationship with him or her. You can trust us to provide the aggressive representation needed to defend your rights and your child’s best interests.

Under the Illinois Statutes, the court will consider numerous factors in making custody arrangements, which include:

  • The current and previous relationship between the child and each parent;
  • Each parent’s proven ability to provide for the child’s financial, emotional, and developmental needs;
  • The willingness of each party to cooperate with the other in sharing parental responsibility;
  • Any circumstances that could put the child at risk, such as accusations of domestic violence or allegations of drug and alcohol abuse.

Legal Guidance in Creating a Parenting Plan That Works for You and Your Child

In situations involving both unmarried parents and those going through a divorce, you will need to submit an Illinois parenting plan to the court. Our Joliet child custody lawyers can provide you with the trusted legal guidance you need to create this plan while representing you in negotiations with the other party. Issues addressed as part of your parenting plan include:

  • If one parent will be awarded primary custody or if custody will be shared;
  • Legal decision-making authority for the child regarding issues such as education, health care, and religious upbringing;
  • Visitation rights regarding holidays, school breaks, and special occasions;
  • Alternate arrangements, in the event one of the parents is unable to fulfill his or her parenting obligations.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Joliet Child Custody Lawyers Today

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, and Massino, P.C., we are a strong ally on your side in child custody disputes. To request a consultation to discuss your case, call or contact our Joliet child custody lawyers online today.

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We are closely observing the situation regarding COVID-19 and taking all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees. All staff are following strict hygiene and cleaning procedures and following recommendations to limit the risk of exposure.

Because our services require close contact and interaction with our clients, we are acting with extreme caution to prevent further spread of the disease. If you are having symptoms of illness or may have been exposed to the virus, please contact us to reschedule your services. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

We are deemed an "essential business" under the Governor's Shelter-in-Place Order, and thus we will continue to remain open and provide services to our existing and new clients during this shutdown. In an effort to remain compliant with the social distancing directives of the CDC, and the Governor's Order, we are closing the lobby of our offices to outside visitors.

Our Joliet and Morris offices will remain open and staffed with attorneys and paralegals, and we will remain available to our clients by telephone, email, or video conferencing at the hours listed below:

Joliet: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Morris: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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