Parental Rights in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Parental rights are the foundation of many Illinois family law cases. In general, parents are given the power to raise their children as they see fit. Parents decide what schools children attend, types of food they eat, religion they practice, medical treatments they receive and many other important issues. When the legal parents are in a relationship together, they share these rights.
Problems arise, however, when parents separate and have conflicting ideas about how to raise their children. These child custody cases are often stressful and exhausting for both the children and parents.
If you face child custody issues during your divorce or unrelated to a divorce , never forget that you have parental rights that need to be protected. The best way to ensure your rights are respected is by hiring an experienced Rolling Meadows family lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., today for your free initial consultation.
Child Custody in Illinois
There are two types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody.
- Physical custody refers to living with or having visitation with your child
- Legal custody refers to making important choices for your child, like educational, religious and non-emergent medical decisions.
As a parent, you have the right to both physical and legal custody unless a Judge deems otherwise. During a child custody case, the Court must decide what is in your child’s best interest when issuing custody orders.
In Illinois, the Court starts a custody case with the general assumption that the child involved will do best with as much involvement from both parents as possible. However, both sides in the matter can try to convince the Court that some alternate arrangement beyond joint custody is in the child’s best interest.
Contact a Rolling Meadows Family Law Attorney Today
Many complex factors are considered when deciding a custody case.Given the difficulty of these cases and the high stakes of the outcome, hire an experienced family lawyer when involved in these disputes.With years of legal experience, Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson advocates for your parental rights. Contact the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C. to see how Attorney Richardson can help. He serves clients in Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Cook County and DuPage County.