Geneva, IL Child Custody Attorneys
Child Custody Lawyers Representing Clients in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties
Child custody can be one of the most difficult issues to resolve in a divorce. It is very difficult to put this emotional issue into a dry legal document, and it can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Serrano Hanson know how important this issues is, and we will work with you to find a solution that is in the best interest of all parties involved, especially the minors. With extensive backgrounds in family law, our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to finding innovative solutions that work for families going through this challenging transition.
How is Child Custody Determined?
In Illinois, the court’s goal when deciding on child custody issues is to promote the best interests of the child or children involved. This means that the court must weigh many factors and that there is no single, set formula that will determine exactly how custody will work in any given situation. Some of the factors that may affect the court’s decision include:
- The wishes of the child or children;
- The relationship between the child (or children) and each parent;
- The mental health of the child(ren) and parents; and
- If there were any threats of physical violence.
Child Custody and Family Relocation
In today’s world, people often need or want to move. Whether it is a job opportunity, a health crisis, or a new relationship, one of the parents may need/want to move out of the area in which they currently reside. However, if either parent wants to move and the move will affect the current child custody agreement, the parent must seek court approval before moving. The court will make their decision based on five issues:
- Will the move enhance the quality of life for the parent and child?
- Is the parent moving to adversely impact the other parent’s ability to have a relationship with the child?
- Why is the other parent resisting the move?
- How will the move affect visitation?
- Can a reasonable/realistic visitation schedule be arranged?
If you need legal representation on a child custody matter in Illinois, we can help. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and personal touch that you need when dealing with these delicate and challenging family law concerns. Our firm includes attorneys who are recognized mediators and Guardians Ad Litem by the court, and our experience allows us to use our skills to come to a satisfactory resolution for our clients. We are well versed in the local court rules and are familiar with the judges’ style of ruling and reasoning. We know what it takes to help our clients, and we are willing to go above and beyond the traditional client-attorney interaction to get it done.
If you are dealing with a child custody issue, contact us today at 630-844-8781630-844-8781. Serrano Hanson provides representation to clients throughout Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and DuPage Counties including Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia, South Elgin, and Campton Hills.