Establishing Your Parenting Rights And Responsibilities

When you are involved in divorce proceedings, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the decisions you have to make quickly. If you are also a parent, however, there is probably one issue that is more important than all others: your ability to raise your children as you see fit.

Problems can develop when you and your estranged spouse disagree on how to parent after divorce. As you negotiate the terms that define your responsibilities, it's necessary to have an advocate by your side to fight for your child's best interests.

Since 1984, Abrams & Ament, P.C., has provided well-informed counsel to parents in the Chicagoland area. Our primary family law attorney, Rickey Ament, has practiced law in Illinois for over four decades. In addition to litigating divorce disputes, he is also certified to represent children in Cook and Lake County, is certified in collaborative law and is a trained mediator.

Using his expansive professional experience and training, Mr. Ament leaves no option unexplored when he searches for solutions that will benefit your child.

Helping You Negotiate Favorable Terms Under Illinois' New Parenting Laws

Illinois custody laws have been updated recently, renaming terms and revising the method for dividing duties between parties. Child custody is now recognized as "allocation of parental responsibilities." Rather than assigning noncustodial parents visitation rights, the focus is now on shared parenting time.

As of 2016, Illinois parents now submit parenting plans to family court judges. After the plan has been approved, this agreement is considered a court order that parents must follow. It is still beneficial for parents to agree to terms before presenting them to a family court judge.

You are better served when you are well-informed on your options and retain control over these terms. This is why it is still vital to retain qualified representation during negotiations: The new parenting laws allow for modifications after the initial parenting plan has been approved, but seeking modifications can be complex and time-consuming.

Reach Mr. Ament to discuss your parental rights, relocation restrictions and responsibilities under the new code.

Together, We Can Create A Plan That Promotes Your Child's Best Interests. Contact Our Lawyer Today.

Depend on us to offer legal guidance that reflects the most current family law statutes. Arrange your free and confidential case evaluation by dialing 847-991-6700 or messaging our online questionnaire. For your convenience, we can meet you at our offices in Palatine, Waukegan or Buffalo Grove.