Family Law Attorneys in New Lenox
Dedicated to Meeting Your Legal Needs
Wakenight & Associates, P.C. provides experienced representation to
clients in New Lenox. Our firm is built on the principles of exceptional
legal services, honest communication, and commitment to client satisfaction.
Whatever your situation, we will use tailored legal strategies and thorough
preparation as you seek a beneficial outcome. We have guided clients through
a variety of family law cases, such as divorce, child custody, and child support.
Contact us today to learn how our New Lenox family lawyers can help.
How Is Child Custody Determined in Illinois?
In the state of Illinois, the term "child custody" is no longer
used. Instead, the courts use the term "parental responsibilities"
to refer to legal and physical care of the child. Parental responsibilities
are granted based on the best interests of the child. Both parents will
need to complete a parenting education program within 60 days of the first
meeting with the judge.
When determining parental responsibilities, the court will consider several factors:
- The age, health, and sex of the child
- The wishes of the child (if old enough)
- The ability of each parent to care for the child
- The relationship of the child with each parent
- Any history of domestic violence or abuse by either parent
- Any history of substance abuse by either parent
The court will take utmost care to protect the child’s emotional,
physical, and mental well-being. It is important to seek experienced representation
to protect your interests and relationship with your children throughout
the process. Our legal team will work hard to represent you throughout
Compassionate & Aggressive Representation for Clients in New Lenox, IL
Wakenight & Associates, P.C., we understand that family law issues are often emotionally difficult.
That is why our New Lenox family lawyers will communicate with you from
start to finish and handle the complex legal aspects of your case. We
will stand by your side every step of the way as you pursue a positive
Contact our office today to receive a free consultation.