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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 article, our Downers Grove custody lawyers describe the changes to Illinois child custody law that went into effect in 2016.
As of 2016, courts do not enter custody orders in terms of a "custodial parent" and "non-custodial parent" or "visitation." Instead, Illinois domestic relations courts allocate parenting time and responsibility. Parenting responsibility can now be divided among the parents, with each parent having responsibility for different types of parenting decisions. Our Downers Grove custody attorneys discuss the factors that courts consider in determining how to allocate parental time and responsibility in child custody cases.