Custody and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities…

Kane County Child Custody Lawyers

Kane County Child Custody Attorneys

Attorneys for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Elgin, Geneva, and Aurora

For many divorcing parents, issues of child custody (or allocation of parental responsibilities) are among the most difficult to resolve. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we understand the importance of settling such matters through cooperative means such as mediation whenever possible. When a negotiated agreement cannot be reached, however, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf in court as well.

Skilled Attorneys Who Know the Law

For many years, parents going through a divorce in Illinois could agree to—or the court could order—a sole custody arrangement or a joint custody situation. These designations referred to the rights of a parent to make significant decisions regarding the child's life. A parent with sole custody had full authority to do so, while the responsibility was shared between parents with joint custody of their child.

Recent changes to the law have updated the state's approach to child custody, eliminating both sole and joint custody as available options. Today, divorcing parents are expected to develop a parenting plan that outlines each party's responsibilities for important decision-making regarding the child. These decisions include choices regarding the child's education, medical care, religious training, and extracurricular activities. If the parents cannot reach an agreement on their own, the court may allocate parental responsibilities between them in accordance with the child's best interests.

Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

At MKFM Law, our attorneys have helped hundreds of area families develop workable parenting agreements that serve the needs of both children and parents. We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship with your child, and we will fight to ensure that your parental rights are fully protected. In many cases, this begins immediately, as the court may be inclined to enter a temporary order, allocating interim parental responsibilities while your divorce is pending. While temporary orders are not intended to be permanent, they are often incorporated into the final divorce judgment with few changes. For this reason, it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney right away. A single misstep early in the process can have long-lasting effects.

We also recognize the importance of working closely with custody evaluators, Guardians ad Litem, and any other professional appointed to help with your case. Your child's best interests should always be your top priority, and your cooperation in the process can demonstrate that clearly to the court. If your case cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, the seasoned litigators at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC are ready to fight for you at every stage of a courtroom trial.

Call 630-549-0960 for a Kane County Lawyer

If you are involved in a child custody or allocation of parental responsibilities dispute, contact our office. Schedule an initial consultation with MKFM Law by calling 630-549-0960 Our firm is proud to serve the needs of individuals and families in Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Elgin, Batavia, and throughout Kane County, Illinois.

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1737 South Naperville Road, Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-549-0960
Evening and weekend hours by appointment.

We serve clients throughout Kane County, Illinois including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, Elgin, Algonquin, Aurora, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elburn, Hampshire, Huntley, Kaneville, Maple Park, Sleepy Hollow, Wayne, West Dundee as well as throughout DuPage County.

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