The Law Office of Christina Martell
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DuPage County Child Custody Lawyer

West Chicago Family Law Child Custody Attorney

Attorney for the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Warrenville

If you are an unmarried parent or a parent going through a divorce, you may have concerns about parental responsibilities and parenting time. Formerly called "child custody" in Illinois, allocating parental responsibilities can sometimes be a contentious issue.

At The Law Office of Christina Martell, we understand the toll that child-related disputes can have on a parent and their children. That is why we are committed to providing personalized, professional, and compassionate legal counsel for divorcing and unmarried parents in Illinois. We can help you work toward a resolution to disagreements related to the allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, child support, expenses, parenting plans, and more.

Personalized Solutions from a Trusted Family Law Attorney in West Chicago

Parents are encouraged to make their own arrangements regarding parenting responsibilities in Illinois. However, this option may not be a possibility for all parents. When parents cannot agree on child-related matters, the court will intervene. Illinois laws governing parenting arrangements have changed substantially in recent years.

Illinois courts make parenting decisions based on the best interest of the child. Unless a parent is believed to be a danger to the child, courts typically favor a shared parenting arrangement. In order to determine what type of arrangement is in the child's best interest, the court will consider a variety of factors including but not limited to:

  • Each parent's wishes regarding parental responsibilities;
  • The relationship between each parent and the child;
  • The wishes of the child, if he or she is old enough to express his or her opinion;
  • Each parent's mental and physical health;
  • Any abuse or domestic violence that has occurred, including pending allegations of abuse;
  • Whether or not either of the parents is a sex offender;
  • Whether or not a proposed child custody arrangement would disrupt the stability of the child's life including at home, in school, and in the community;
  • The parents' ability to cooperate with each other;
  • Each parent's past participation in child-related decisions; and
  • Each parent's ability to facilitate a good relationship between the other parent and the child.

An Experienced and Dependable Family Law Attorney

The Law Office of Christina Martell is fully equipped to advocate on your behalf during negotiations about parental responsibilities with your child's other parent. If an agreement cannot be reached, we will work hard to protect your parental rights during court litigation.

Family law attorney Chrissie Martell has the legal knowledge and empathetic ear that parents need when they are navigating child-related matters. Whether you are a parent seeking sole decision-making responsibilities for your child, or you want to negotiate a shared parenting arrangement with your child's other parent, we are here to help. Our goal is to help you resolve your parenting disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Experienced Legal Guidance for Parents

Contact The Law Office of Christina Martell for help with negotiating a parenting plan, protecting your parental rights, and more. Schedule a confidential consultation with experienced Wheaton family law attorney Chrissie Martell by calling our office at 630-717-2772 today. Initial consultations are offered for $100, which will be credited to your bill upon engagement. We serve clients in DuPage County, Warrenville, Winfield, West Chicago, Naperville, Cook County, Kane County, and the surrounding areas.

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