Child Support and Child Custody Attorney Skokie & Northfield, IL
Dedicated to maintaining your family’s integrity
All good parents are concerned about the welfare of their children. During divorce proceedings, when parents cannot come to an agreement about child custody or child support, the court helps determine what is in the children’s best interest. At the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, we work with families to find an amicable solution to these issues that protects our clients’ rights while lessening the emotional trauma of divorce on children.
Understanding child custody in family court
Family courts in Cook and Lake Counties may base their decisions about sole or joint custody on factors that may include:
- Parents’ wishes
- Children’s wishes
- Interaction and interrelationship of children with parents, siblings and other individuals who may significantly affect children’s best interest
- Children’s adjustment to home, school and community
- Mental and physical health of all individuals involved
- Parents’ ability to cooperate
Our experienced family law and divorce attorneys facilitate the custody process, presenting your case to the judge and persuasively defending your rights as a parent. The Law Offices of Paul Chatzky is your advocate in pursuing a solution that ensures you can raise your children in a fit and caring home.
Joint legal custody
In many cases, Illinois courts award joint legal custody. This does not imply joint physical custody, which may be determined by the parents or a court order. Factors that may be considered in making this determination include:
- What is in the children’s best interest
- What are the parents’ present living accommodations
Our Skokie & Northfield divorce lawyer will discuss a detailed plan for child visitation and negotiate a beneficial agreement for you and your children if joint legal custody is not appropriate. With years of experience in Lake County court, our Lake County lawyer will similarly counsel and advocate for you.
Upholding your right to child support in Skokie & Northfield, IL
As the cost of living continues to rise, raising a family becomes increasingly expensive. Following a divorce in Illinois, a parent’s financial responsibility to their children may be premised upon custody, a percentage of income or other pertinent factors. The court will either follow or deviate from statutory guidelines and will consider:
- Financial resources and children’s needs
- Financial resources and custodial parent’s needs
- Children’s standard of living during the marriage
- Children’s physical and emotional condition
- Children’s educational needs
Engaging our child support attorney to represent your financial involvement is critical to your and your children’s quality of life.
Choose a family lawyer who can help you achieve the remedy of divorce while seeking to maximize family integrity
For solid counsel and compassionate advocacy that offers you and your children the best possible life after divorce, call The Law Offices of Paul Chatzky at 847-416-1646 or contact us online.
We represent individuals and businesses in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham, Waukegan, Mundelein and Vernon Hills Courthouses.