Creating Parenting Plans That Are In The Child’s Best Interests
When people think about resolving child custody and visitation matters, they want what is best for their children. They want a visitation schedule that is in the best interests of the children and that meets their parenting needs. Parents are interested in spending time with children in a way that is practical for both parties involved.
If you are interested in working with an experienced Libertyville, Illinois, visitation attorney who can help you create an effective parenting plan, contact our firm. At Beermann Law Group, Ltd, we have more than 40 years of experience providing parents throughout Lake County with practical and sound legal counsel in their family law matters. We understand that resolving divorce and other family law matters can be emotionally draining, so we are here to help solve the problems, not contribute to them.
Factors That Influence Parenting Time
A common misconception is that parenting time is influenced by which parent has child custody. That is not correct. Child custody (now referred to in the law as “allocation of parental responsibilities”) refers to which parent is responsible for making decisions regarding the child’s upbringing. This can be awarded to one parent (formerly called sole custody) or both parents (formerly called joint custody).
Whether you have sole or joint custody or the other parent has sole custody, that does not correspond with how much parenting time you will have.
In most situations, the courts award both parents a reasonable amount of parenting time. There must be factors that seriously endanger the child’s physical, emotional or mental well-being for one parent to receive restricted parenting time.
Contact An Experienced Illinois Parenting Time Lawyer
Every case is unique, and every case needs a unique solution. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer who can help you find the practical solutions you need, contact us via email or call 847-680-7070 to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation.