Experienced Attorneys For Child Custody And Allocation Of Parental Responsibilities
Establishing a child custody agreement is often one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of a divorce. Cases in which the parents are not married can be even more challenging. At Maurizio & Sharpe, we are extremely familiar with Illinois child custody and parenting time laws. We know how important your children are to you, and we will work hard to achieve your goals.
The custody laws in Illinois were recently overhauled. Child custody is now referred to as an allocation of parental responsibilities, and the way to determine where a child should be on a day-to-day basis and which parent makes certain decisions has changed.
You need an experienced attorney to help you figure out how these major changes affect your family law case.
Mandatory Mediation For Child Custody And Parenting Time
In Illinois, if parents agree on a child custody arrangement, they can participate in a mandatory parenting class and then settle on that custody arrangement. When parents are unable to come to an agreement, they must participate in mediation before going to court. While this is a general attempt at settlement, many cases go to trial.
Representing Mothers, Fathers And Others Seeking Custody
Our attorneys have extensive experience advising mothers and fathers in custody disputes. We also assist other individuals in gaining custody in third-party custody matters.
We understand that your time with your child is at stake. With our experience on your side, you can rest assured that you are doing everything possible to get the outcome you desire. We focus on providing responsive service, which means you’ll be able to talk directly to our lawyers and receive frequent communication throughout your case.
Child Custody Appeals
We are skilled at child custody appeals and have represented both fathers and mothers wishing to overturn previous custody decisions. We are known for our successful outcomes in these cases.