Kane County Parenting Agreement Attorneys
Lawyers for Parenting Time Concerns in St. Charles and Barrington Hills
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we understand the relationships between parents and children are extremely important. Even in the most difficult divorce proceedings, our experienced attorneys realize that a cooperative parenting arrangement is usually in a child's best interest. When divorcing or unmarried parents can set aside their differences in favor of providing for their child, everyone involved stands to benefit greatly from the situation.
What Is a Parenting Agreement?
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) governs the manner in which divorced, separated, or unmarried parents are allocated parental responsibilities regarding their children. While the court will make such determinations when necessary, the law expects parents who wish to share parental responsibilities—once known as child custody—to develop a plan for raising their child. While some couples are able to reach an agreement on their own, others may require mediation or the assistance of a custody evaluator to create a workable arrangement.
At MKFM Law, our experienced child custody and allocation attorneys can help you and your child's other parent develop a parenting plan that meets the needs of your unique situation. A strong parenting plan will include each parent's designated rights and responsibilities, authority for significant decision-making, a parenting time schedule, and many other considerations. Your agreement should also contain provisions for addressing problems or disputes that may arise. A parenting plan will be approved by the court as long as it is reasonable and promotes your child's best interests.
Parenting Time Considerations in Batavia, Elgin, and All of Kane County
The law in Illinois also provides that every parent is entitled to reasonable parenting time with his or her child. Even a parent who has been granted minimal parental responsibilities or no significant decision-making authority has the right to build a healthy parent-child relationship. Your parenting time can only be limited if you are found to present a serious danger to your child. Our skilled lawyers are equipped to assist you in protecting your rights and those of your child. We are also prepared to help you keep your child safe from an abusive or dangerous parent when necessary.
Parenting Plan and Parenting Time Modifications
Over time, your parenting plan or parenting time arrangements may need to be modified to meet your family's changing needs. We can provide the legal guidance and assistance you need in bringing your agreement up to date following major life events such as a remarriage, parental relocation, or other substantial change in circumstances.
If you are a parent who is considering divorce, contact our office to speak with an experienced parental responsibility attorney about your options. Call MKFM Law at 630-665-7300 and get the representation you deserve from a firm you can trust. We are proud to serve clients in Elgin, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Elburn, and throughout Kane County.