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Plainfield Child Custody Attorney

Plainfield Child Custody Attorney

In matters that could impact your relationship with your child, you need an experienced attorney on your side defending your interests. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., our Plainfield child custody attorneys have over 125 years of combined knowledge in handling these types of cases. With so much at stake, we provide dedicated legal representation and support to handle even the most complex cases.

Illinois Child Custody Laws

Under Illinois child custody laws, courts allocate parental responsibility between both parents, rather than simply ordering custody and visitation. This could mean the difference between having a parent be an ongoing and regular part of your child’s daily routine, versus seeing them occasionally at night or on weekends.

Along with awarding parenting time, the court also allocates authority in making decisions impacting the child’s education, religious upbringing, health care, and developmental needs. Our Plainfield child custody attorneys know that for these types of arrangements to work, each parent must have a proven history of providing for the child, and the ability to work with the other parent to place the child’s needs first.

How Child Custody Is Determined In Plainfield, Illinois

In making time sharing arrangements, a parenting plan must be submitted outlining the amount of time the child spends at each residence. These also provide for other arrangements, such as transportation between the parents, plans for school breaks and holidays, and allowances for third party visits with grandparents or other family members.

If the parents fail to agree on a parenting plan, the judge in the matter will make a decision based on evidence in the case. This includes each parents ability to provide for the child, their physical and emotional health, and their willingness to cooperate in performing parental duties. The Will County courts often include parenting rules which must be followed in child custody cases, prohibiting the following types of behavior:  

  • Talking badly about the other parent in the presence of the child;
  • Using the child to spy or deliver messages to the other parent;
  • Encouraging the child to keep secrets from one of the parents;
  • Interrupting the other parent’s time with frequent phones, texts, or emails.

 

Our Plainfield Child Custody Attorneys Are Here To Help

In sensitive custody matters that threaten the safety of your child or your rights as a parent, get professional  legal representation you can count on and call or contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. online today. We can arrange a consultation with one of our Plainfield child custody attorneys to answer your questions, while discussing pertinent issues in your case and how we can be of help.

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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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