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McHenry County Child Custody Attorneys
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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.
In this article, our McHenry County child custody lawyers explain recent changes to Illinois child custody laws. In 2016, child custody and divorce laws were reformed to remove references to "custody" and "visitation," and instead focus on allocation of parenting time and responsibility. The purpose of the change was to reduce the potential for disputes by lessening the feeling of winning or losing a custody battle. Our McHenry County child custody attorneys explain how responsibility for parental decisions is divided among the parents by domestic relations courts as well as changes to the law regarding relocation of the child.
In this article, our McHenry County child custody lawyers explain the factors McHenry County courts consider In determining child custody issues. 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.