Child Custody & Visitation Attorneys
Protecting Parents' And Children's Best Interests
One of the most emotionally draining aspects of divorce is arriving at decisions about the children. Not only will the decisions of custody and visitation affect the dynamic of their upbringing for years to come, but it will also have bearing on their future and the relationships they will have with you and your former spouse.
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Family Law Attorneys Guiding You Through A Stressful Time
At Thomas W. Hunter, P.C., in Illinois, we are highly sensitive to these difficult details and work to help you create a plan that is in the best interests of your children and allows both parents time with the children.
Many times custody issues are complicated by disputes between the parents. We will gather the necessary information and documentation to substantiate your claim. Ultimately, the goal is to do what is in the best interest of your child (the same standard the courts use), and we will help to achieve that outcome.
We have worked with divorcing parents for more than 30 years, and know how difficult it can be to resolve disagreements as to which parent should receive primary custody of the children. We therefore work closely with our child custody clients to make sure that your objectives and decisions are based on a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities under Illinois law.
Dealing With All Types Of Custody Disputes
Our experience allows us to present your strengths as a parent, or the other spouse's shortcomings, on the basis of detailed evidence developed and presented at a contested child custody hearing.
We offer legal assistance in all aspects of child custody disputes, including:
Disputes over parental relocation requiring modification of custody arrangements
Denying visitation and enforcement of court orders
Custody and visitation issues relating to child support
During the course of a custody or visitation agreement, there are often circumstances that require the decree to be modified. This can include relocation, extracurricular activities, changes in work schedules or other life changes. We can assist you in getting a modification to reflect the new circumstances, working to achieve the best situation possible for the child.
Child Custody and Visitation Lawyers
When divorcing parents are unable to agree about where their children will reside during and following completion of the divorce case, the personal and emotional issues can just as complicated as the legal considerations-after all, nothing less than your future relationship with your children is at stake in a child custody dispute. Contact Illinois family law attorney Thomas W. Hunter for practical advice and experienced representation in the resolution of your child custody or visitation problem.
At Thomas W. Hunter, P.C. we have worked with divorcing parents for more than 30 years, and know how difficult it can be to resolve disagreements as to which parent should receive primary custody of the children. We therefore work closely with our child custody clients to make sure that your objectives and decisions are based on a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities under Illinois law, so that you can define your own objectives in realistic terms. Once your goals and priorities are established, we can then go to work for you in order to achieve them, whether they involve winning a grant of primary custody of your children, or obtaining regular visitation rights under favorable terms.
Illinois child custody disputes, if taken to court, are resolved by the judge in terms of the best interests of the children involved. Various factors specified in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act must be taken into account, but within the statutory limits, the court's discretion to award primary custody of a child to one parent or the other is very broad.
Our experience allows us to present your strengths as a parent, or the other spouse's shortcomings, on the basis of detailed evidence developed and presented at a contested child custody hearing. Protecting in advance your interests in cases where either parent is considering relocation to another state or a foreign country. If the other parent moves your child out of state or overseas without proper notice and arrangements for regular visitation, Our firm will engage such laws as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act or the Hague Convention in order to protect your rights on an interstate or international basis.
We also help parents who need legal advice about modifying or enforcing terms of child custody or visitation decree. For a free consultation about protecting your rights as a parent in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago, contact our law office.
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