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Geneva IL Child Custody Lawyers

Kane County Divorce Attorneys Serving St. Charles, Batavia, and Throughout the Area

Divorce can create many obstacles. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we frequently help both mothers and fathers create parenting plans and custody arrangements after divorce or separation has occurred. Our firm also understands that after a court has made an order, there are still many circumstances that can arise, requiring modifications to these existing orders. The legal counsel at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio has been able to help many individuals with these areas of law.

We Are Knowledgeable About Recent Revisions to Illinois Law

It is very important that families or parents who are faced with custody issues obtain the assistance of legal counsel that is particularly familiar with the most recent updates to the law. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our attorneys remain informed about recent revisions to Illinois laws, particularly those that address family law issues like custody (now considered the “allocation of parental responsibilities”).

A recent revision to Illinois law has required parents to no longer be granted either sole or joint custody of their children. Instead, parents in the state of Illinois are expected to work together to create joint parenting plans for an involved child or children. This law was passed with the intention that both parents would be able to participate more closely in the lives of their children and is also designed to reduce the hostility that is often associated with child custody battles.

This law was also retitled from “parental visitation” to “parenting time.” This difference in phrasing was made because each parent is presumed to have reasonable rights of parenting time with a child, and this right is expected to be reflected in a parenting plan. Despite this revision, some parents believe that parenting time should not be split between parents.

Fortunately, the legal counsel at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio can help individuals in these types of situations. Additionally, our practice helps parents who worry that their child might be placed in danger due to a parenting plan.

Modify an Illinois Custody Order

There are many situations that can arise after a custody order has been created by a court that requires the original order to be modified. The revised Illinois law suggests that an existing sole or joint custody determination could be modified if current circumstances occur. Before an individual begins the modification process, however, the legal team at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio can help determine the steps that an individual must take to ensure that a child remains safe and happy.

Contact a Seasoned Illinois Family Law Attorney

If you require assistance with a child custody issue or any other type of family law issue, contact the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio. One of our attorneys will be able to create a strong legal strategy to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner. Contact our law office at 331-588-6611 to schedule an initial conference. Our firm is particularly focused on helping individuals in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.

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