Child custody disputes in Illinois

Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois

Courts look to certain factors set forth by the Illinois Legislature in making custody decisions, including:

-The wishes of the parent(s) as to the child's custody
- The wishes of the child
- The relationship between the child, parent(s) and/or siblings
- How well the child is integrated into home, school, and community and whether one custody solution would uproot the child or disturb that integration
- The mental and physical health of child, parent(s), and sibling(s)
- The existence of or threat of physical violence against the child or anyone else by either parent, especially "ongoing abuse" as legally defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
- The willingness of each parent to foster a positive relationship between the child and the other parent

If you are involved with a dispute regarding child custody, please contact our family law attorneys to see if we can be of assistance.