Cook County Child Custody Attorneys | Child Custody Lawyers, Cook County IL

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys | Child Custody Lawyers, Cook County IL

Our Cook County child custody attorneys fight for your family's legal needs. At O'Flaherty law, child custody attorneys work hard to help you in the most cost effective manner.

Our

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

Provide Excellent Service in:

See if you qualify for a Tax Appeal

You Don't Have to Leave Your Home For Your

Child Custody

Matter

In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

Take the Next Step: Schedule a Free Consultation With Our

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

Please contact our friendly

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

1941 N. Elston, Ste. A, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone:

(312) 736-1384

E-Mail:

chicago@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Some of Our Accomplishments

Naperville attorney
DuPage County Probate Attorney
Learn More About Our Firm
cook county custody lawyers

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Click Here for Videos, Podcasts, and Articles by Our

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys | Child Custody Lawyers, Cook County IL

Or Continue Scrolling Below to Browse some of our Most Helpful Articles

Court Ordered Parenting Classes in Cook County, Illinois

In this article, our Cook County child custody attorneys explain Cook County court ordered parenting classes. Parenting classes are required in Cook County in any court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility. We explain some of the exceptions to the court ordered parenting requirement and how to find out which parenting classes are approved in Cook County. ​According to Illinois law, parenting classes are required whenever parents of minor children are engaged in a court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility, formerly referred to as custody and visitation.  This includes post-judgment cases involving modification of parenting time and responsibility or relocation of the child.

Cook County child custody attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains court ordered parenting classes in Cook County, Illinois.

Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibility in Cook County

In this article, our Cook County child custody lawyers explain the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in Cook County. Allocation of parenting time and responsibility is similar to what courts used to decide when determining custody and visitation rights. We explain the factors that Cook County domestic relations courts weigh in determining parenting time, such as the parents' work schedules and the distance the parents live from one another.  We also discuss the various categories of parental responsibility that courts allocate among the parents.

Cook County child custody lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains allocation of parenting time and responsibility in Cook County.

Cook County Child Custody Law Explained

Read the full article by our Cook County child custody attorneys explaining Illinois child custody laws.  We discuss the statutory factors that Cook County domestic relations courts must consider when allocating parenting time and responsibility, as well as other factors based in case law. The factors listed in the IMDMA are:The wishes of the parents; The wishes of the child; The interactions and the relationships between the parents and the child; The child's adjustment to his or her home, school, and community; The mental and physical health of both the parents and the child; Whether abuse has occurred either to the child or to any other person; Whether the parents have the ability to cooperate; The living situation of the parents; and Whether either of the parents is a sex offender. In addition to these statutory factors, the court may consider any other facts or factors relevant to the "best interest of the child."  The following factors have been found relevant by previous case law: The race & religion of the parents and the child; The parents' work schedules and availability; One parent's interference with the other parent's relationship with the child; Whether one parent has made false allegations of abuse; Whether either parent is living with someone of the opposite sex; Parents' substance abuse; Whether the parent seeking custody is a natural parent.

Cook County child custody lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains allocation of parenting time and responsibility in Cook County.

Our Cook County child custody lawyers are happy To meet with you in Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Alsip, Bellwood, Bensenville, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Harvey, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Lansing,Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie, South Holland, Wilmette or any other location convenient to you.

Further Reading From Our 

Cook County Child Custody Attorneys