Hoffman Estates Child Custody Attorney
Protecting the Best Interests of Your Child
Child custody is one of the most important issues in your
divorce. Making a cooperative decision on where your child will live, or which
parent will be responsible for making major decisions regarding health
care and education, can have lasting effects on your immediate and extended family.
This is why it is of utmost importance that you seek the experienced legal
guidance of a skilled attorney. If you are in South Barrington, Barrington,
Barrington Hills, and Hoffman Estates, the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe,
Ltd. Ltd.,Ltd., Ltd offers local representation, flexible appointment
availability, and a variety of payment methods to discuss your matter.
We also have an office in Palatine (by appointment).
We can help you understand how custody is decided in Illinois, how to modify
custody, and what you can do if a custody order is violated. Our team
is ready to provide guidance for all matters related to child custody.
Call our firm today at (847) 278-2851 to speak with Caryl Jacobs Gabe about your custody issue.
How Is Child Custody Determined in Illinois?
In Illinois, family law courts favor the cooperation of both parents, but
not necessarily joint custody in determining the legal and physical arrangements
for your child or children. Foremost in any decision is the child’s
well-being and best interests. Courts may also seek to maintain the status
quo, or keep the way of life that your child is accustomed to.
A judge considers many factors when deciding on custody, including:
- The criminal history of both parents, including allegation of domestic violence
- The parent’s cooperation or reluctance to foster a relationship with
the non-custodial parent
- A parent’s overall fitness and mental and physical health
- The child’s wishes, if they are mature enough to have a say
- The overall stability of the home
- If a parent intends to remarry or live with a new partner
Providing the Personal Attention You Deserve
Whether you are going through a divorce, or if your situation has changed
and you need to modify your custody agreement, the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs
Gabe, Ltd may be able to help. At our firm, we are dedicated to providing
clients throughout the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with skilled
legal service tailored to their family’s needs. We focus on practical
solutions for complex and emotionally charged issues, allowing you to
concentrate on what matters most.
To retain the legal service of our experienced Hoffman Estates
child custody lawyer, fill out an
online free case evaluation form today.