Fathers' Rights in Illinois
Illinois Child Custody Lawyers Protect Your Interests
In the old days when our
family laws were first drafted it was common for the man to be the breadwinner and
for the woman to raise the children and keep the home. If the couple divorced,
the woman was usually granted custody and the man to be ordered to pay
child support and
However, the world has changed. Women have made many career and financial
advances so that men today are not always the breadwinners. Men have started
to take a more active role in raising children, which means women are
not always the primary caregivers.
Supporting Families, No Matter What the Situation
In some cases, men should be granted custody as well as spousal maintenance
awards. When times changed and old attitudes failed to keep up, the idea
of a fathers’ rights evolved to help support non-traditional families.
- Custody laws were rewritten based upon the court's determination of
what is in the "best interest of the child"
- The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) is gender
neutral with no mention of men or women, only parents
- The continued use of fathers’ rights to gain advantage in court
Are You a Father in Illinois?
When you are going through a divorce, retain the services of
our skilled Illinois divorce attorneys to help protect the rights of both you and your children. We offer free
phone consultations to get you started and have multiple offices across
the state to help. Visit us in
Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Northbrook, Schaumburg, or Chicago Loop today.
When you have a case, call Wakenight & Associates, P.C.
- In Cook County: (708) 480-9651
- In DuPage, Kane, or Kendall Counties: (630) 528-0734
- In Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook Counties: (815) 458-5660