Downers Grove Child Custody Attorneys

Downers Grove Child Custody Attorneys

Our Downers Grove child custody attorneys fight for your family's legal needs in the most cost effective manner so you can focus on what really matters in life.

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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.

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main St., Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone:

(630) 324-6666

E-Mail:

info@oflaherty-law.com

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

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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.

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Factors Illinois Courts Consider In Determining Child Custody Issues

Our Downers Grove child custody attorneys want you to know what to expect in a child custody case.  In this article, we explain factors that Illinois courts use to make decisions regarding child custody.In a child custody proceeding, the court will make its determination of custody issues based on the "best interest of the child."  The best interest of the child is determined on a case-by-case basis by weighing several factors listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) as well as any other factors that the court finds relevant, including those that have been developed by case law. 

In this video, Downers Grove child custody attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the factors courts consider when determining child custody issues.

Recent Changes to Illinois Child Custody Law

Our Downers Grove Child Custody lawyers explain the changes to parenting when it comes to child custody. Recently in 2016, terms "custody" and "visitation" have been changed to "parenting time" and "responsibilities". Also in 2016, moving within 25 miles with the child does not need a court order even if moving over state lines. Now in 2020, our child custody attorney explains the state of Illinois is proposing that equal parenting time as the presumptively the best interest of the child. The courts will weigh the wishes of each child, which is especially influenced by the child's age and is used to fit the child's best interest for parenting time. Parent’s relationship with the child and with each other are also weighed with child custody as well as school and community adjustment and parent’s mental health in addition to many other factors. The court will use this to determine what parenting plan would be used for the child's best interest in 2020.

In this video, Downers Grove custody lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how courts determine the allocation of parental time and responsibility in regards to recent changes to Illinois Child Custody Law.

Child Custody Mediation In Illinois

In this article, our Downers Grove child custody attorneys discuss the process of mediation. Mediation is a way for parties to come to an agreement on child-related issues with the help of a neutral third party mediator. This can help parties define the issues, facilitate communication between parties,  and help the parties reach mutually acceptable solutions. Mediation can be undertaken voluntarily or under a court order. It is important to have a lawyer present, especially when there is an imbalance of power between the mediating parties. If you are successful in reaching an agreement, your attorney will file the results with the court in order to reach a final order in the case without the necessity for litigation.

In this video, Downers Grove custody lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how courts determine the allocation of parental time and responsibility in regards to recent changes to Illinois Child Custody Law.

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