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Wilmington Child Custody Lawyers

Wilmington, Illinois Child Custody Attorneys You Can Trust

As a parent, anything that impacts your child or the amount of time you get to spend with them needs to take top priority. In child custody matters, you want an attorney you can trust on your side who will work tirelessly in defending your interests. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., our Wilmington child custody attorneys provide experienced, professional legal representation you can count on, to help you to get the best possible results in your case.

Issues in Wilmington Child Custody Cases

The American Psychological Association (APA) reports close to 50 percent of all U.S. marriages end in divorce. In many of these situations, there are children involved. Deciding who will care for them and make decisions on their behalf can be a major point of contention.

Whether you are currently going through a divorce or separation or you are an unmarried parent, our Wilmington child custody attorneys are here to help. With over 125 years of combined knowledge in child custody matters, we provide caring client service while ensuring your rights as a parent are protected. Issues that frequently arise in child custody cases include:

  • Determining the amount of time the child spends with each parent;
  • Disputes over visits during vacations, holidays, and special occasions;
  • Deciding who will make important decisions regarding your child’s education, healthcare, religious upbringing, and social development;
  • Dictating the terms of visitation regarding third parties;
  • Negotiating transportation arrangements between visits;
  • Establishing communication guidelines affecting both the parents and the child.

These issues are generally addressed in parenting plans that are submitted to the court, which play a key role in determining how parental responsibility is divided.

Protecting The Best Interests Of Your Child

In Wilmington child custody cases, the court aims at protecting the best interests of the child by allocating parental responsibility, rather than simply awarding custody and visitation. Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes (750 ILCS 5/600-602), the amount of parental responsibility each parent receives is based on the following factors:

  • The child’s age and amount of time previously spent with each parent;
  • The parent’s proven abilities to meet the child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs;
  • The parent’s willingness to cooperate with the other and to encourage a strong parent/child relationship;
  • Any abusive behaviors which could jeopardize the child’s safety.

Let Our Wilmington, Illinois Child Custody Attorneys Assist You

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we are dedicated to working closely with each of our clients, providing the legal support necessary to reach a child custody arrangement that works for you. Call or contact our office online anytime to and request a consultation to see how our Wilmington child custody attorneys can assist in your case.  

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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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