Parental Responsibility & Parental Time
In January of 2016, the IL Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was amended and terminated custody language. The IMDMA now defines child custody as “Allocation of Parental Responsibility”.
Determination of parental responsibility (formally know as child custody) and parenting time are among the most important issues in family law.
The standard for determining parental responsibility and parenting time are the “best interests of the child(ren)”. When allocating parental responsibilities, including parenting time, the court will consider many factors including the wishes of both parents and those of the child, the child’s relationship with each parent, which parent has been the child’s primary caregiver and the child’s current adjustment to home and school.
At Touloupakis Aguirre LLC we have both years of experience and the skills to guide clients through the complex parental responsibility determination process, to gather and present the most effective evidence supporting a client’s position on parental responsibility, to secure a client’s rights in parental responsibility matters either by negotiation or at a hearing, and to draft parenting agreements which not only serve the children’s best interests, but also define each party’s parental rights and responsibilities.
At Touloupakis Aguirre LLC, our lawyers are committed to finding a solution that best serves the children as well as the rights of the parents involved.
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