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Kendall County Child Custody Attorney

If you have children and you are thinking about divorce, the time is now to consult with a veteran family law attorney who can counsel you on all aspects of your situation.

At McAdams & Sartori, LLC, we have worked on hundreds of child support and child custody cases in Kendall and Kane Counties, ensuring that agreements are fair and in the best interests of our clients and their children.

FAMILY LAW ALERT: As of January 1, 2016, Illinois family laws changed regarding child custody and visitation. Read more about the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) updates.

Custody Factors in Illinois

In Illinois, The court will consider the following factors in determining what custody situation will serve a child's best interests:

  • Parent's wishes
  • Child's wishes - a judge may interview the child in private
  • Child's relationship with the parents
  • Child's adjustment to home, school, and community
  • Mental and physical health of all involved parties
  • History of domestic violence or threats of violence against a child or another party
  • Willingness of each parent to encourage a relationship with the other parent
  • Whether either parent is a sex offender
  • Whether either parent is an active military member
  • Witness testimony - a court may order a third party evaluation

Make sure you are represented fairly and completely by utilizing a highly experienced child custody attorney. Contact the lawyers at McAdams & Sartori, LLC and we will be dedicated to your case.

Types of Child Custody

There are two types of custody that can be granted by the court: physical custody, meaning where the child's primary residence will be and a schedule for visitation time and legal custody, which allows one or both parents to have input into decisions regarding major life issues such as education, extracurricular activities, medical care and religion.

Generally, family courts in Illinois prefer to award parents joint legal custody. In determining
whether joint custody is appropriate, a family court in Illinois will consider the following factors:

  • Factors relevant to the best interests of the child
  • Each parent's living accommodations
  • Ability of parents to cooperate and communicate effectively

Visitation and Child Custody in Illinois

In Illinois, if a parent is not granted custody of a child, he/she is entitled to reasonable visitation unless the court determines that visitation will seriously endanger a child's physical, mental, or emotional health. To protect a child, a family court in Illinois may also order visitation at a local public or private facility.

Moving to Another State

If you currently have custody of your child and want to move to another state, or if your spouse wants to do so, this is called “removal.” Unfortunately, this situation can be a very difficult one to resolve. McAdams & Sartori, LLC attorneys have successfully argued for and against removal and we understand the law. Removal is rarely a simple situation and requires the counsel of a highly experienced child custody attorney.

Kendall County Child Support Lawyer

We know your children mean the world to you and we will work hard to create the best child support outcome possible.

Contact the skilled family lawyers at McAdams & Sartori, LLC in our Yorkville office at 630-553-1313. We can help create a visitation schedule, fair child support schedule and a very detailed child custody agreement. If it appears that an out of court agreement cannot be reached, we will aggressively represent you in family court. If you schedule a consultation, you can expect dedicated, personal service by our family law professionals. We serve clients in Kendall County, Kane County, and including but not limited to Yorkville, Plainfield, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, South Elgin, Yorkville, Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Montgomery, Boulder Hill and Bristol.