Child Custody Attorney In Chicago

Child custody refers to the care, maintenance, and control of a child. I have represented many clients through custody cases, and have witnessed the devastating impact that custody battles have on children and their families. The law requires that judges make decisions concerning the custody of children based upon their best interest. I too, make it a primary goal to help my clients achieve the results that they want, while at the same time, protecting their children’s best interest.

Child Custody Considerations

The point of child custody is to provide for the child’s best interests. Many factors are considered before the determination of child custody can be made. Some of the most common considerations during a child custody hearing are the following:

  • The wishes of the parent(s)
  • The wishes of the child regarding which parent they want to care for him or her
  • The wishes of the child regarding which parent they want to care for him or her
  • The relationship between the child and each of their parents, as well as any siblings
  • Any adjustment that might be necessary for the child, such as moving to a new area and adjusting to a new school
  • The mental and physical capacity of those involved
  • Criminal records and physical violence
  • Histories of domestic abuse
  • Sex offender status of each parent
  • Each parent’s capacity to facilitate a close and continuing relationship for their child with the other parent
  • The terms of a parent’s military care plan if being deployed

Child custody determinations are not always black and white, and you need the help of a trained attorney to ensure your child’s best interests are identified and protected.

Child Custody Attorney Serving the Chicago Area

I have over 25 years of experience successfully advocating for clients involved in child custody disputes.