Orland Park Child Custody and Visitation Attorneys
Child Custody and Visitation Lawyers Serving Will County
In a divorce, child custody and visitation issues are often the most difficult matters to resolve. Emotions run high when both parents fight to obtain the custody arrangement they desire. Additionally, how custody is awarded will also impact who pays child support and at what amount. At the Illinois divorce law firm of Kezy & Associates, we are skilled in handling all types of child custody matters. Our Joliet divorce lawyers understand the challenges custody negotiations and litigation can bring, both legally and emotionally, and we fight to obtain the best possible resolution for you and your family. Often the best solution is a negotiated settlement, but some custody disputes can only be resolved in court.
Joint Custody Following Divorce
There are many different ways to structure a custody arrangement between divorcing spouses. These days, the court generally favors joint custody arrangements so the child(ren) can have exposure to both parents. Joint custody does not necessarily mean the child will go back and forth from one parent’s home to the other’s, however. In many cases, one parent will be awarded physical custody of the child, which means the child will primarily reside with that parent. The other parent will be awarded certain visitation rights and may also obtain legal child custody.
When a parent has legal child custody, that parent must be involved in making important decisions regarding the child. For example, medical decisions and decisions about the child’s education must be made together when both parents have legal child custody. Reaching an amicable agreement about child custody issues is usually in the best interests of everyone involved, especially the children. A contentious battle makes it difficult to work together on parenting issues in the future and can be emotionally destructive towards children. Our Joliet divorce lawyers do everything we can to help facilitate an amicable joint parenting agreement.
Contact a Will County Divorce Attorney
If you are involved in a divorce and face child custody and visitation matters, contact us 708-518-8200 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your family’s unique circumstances and what custody arrangement would work best for you and your children. From our office in Orland Park, we work with clients throughout Will County and the surrounding areas.