Determining Custody With the Child's Best Interests in Mind

For many parents, one of the most difficult elements of divorce is determining what will happen with their children. Figuring out child custody and the parenting plan can be emotionally draining, but an experienced Libertyville child custody attorney can help make sure your needs and the best interests of your child are protected throughout the process.

At Beermann Law Group, Ltd, that is exactly what we offer individuals throughout Lake County, Cook County and DuPage County. We have more than 40 years of experience helping individuals use the legal system as a place to find the amicable resolutions they need. If both parties cannot reach an agreement, we aggressively protect the rights of our clients in litigation. Because going to court can be expensive and time-consuming, we do everything we can to find the effective solutions our clients need without going to trial.

To discuss your case with an attorney, send us an email or call 847-984-0211. There is no fee for your first 30-minute consultation.

Understanding the Differences Between Child Custody and Visitation

One of the things many parents have questions about is the difference between custody (now referred to in the law as "allocation of parental responsibilities") and visitation (now referred to in the law as "parenting time"). Child custody refers to decision-making regarding the child's upbringing, and visitation refers to the time the child will spend with each parent.

Parental responsibility for deciding important matters in the child's life can be allocated primarily to one party (or divided more equally between both parties). This means that either one parent will be responsible for making the decisions (formerly sole custody) or the parents will work together to make those decisions (formerly joint custody). These decisions govern the major elements of the children's upbringing, including education, religion and health care or medical decisions.

Contact an Illinois Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer

If you are looking for an experienced attorney to guide you through the process, contact our firm to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation. We can be reached via email or by calling 847-984-0211.