The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

Kane County Parenting Plan Attorney

DuPage County Parenting Agreements Attorney

Lawyer for Shared Parenting Arrangements in Kendall and DuPage County

Every year in the United States, thousands of parents seek to end their marriages through the process of divorce. There are countless reasons why a marriage may fail, but, as far as the children are concerned, the reasons do not really matter. What does matter is ensuring that the needs and interests of the children continue to be met, regardless of the parents' marital compatibility.

I am Attorney Matthew M. Williams of the The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., and I understand the challenges that you may be facing as a divorcing parent. With more than 15 years of experience, I am committed to helping you develop a parenting plan that is sustainable for all involved parties.

Seasoned Family Lawyers Who Care

Since starting my career in 2003, I have helped hundreds of families navigate the most difficult legal matters, offering each and every case my personal attention and my unwavering commitment to client service. With my knowledge of the law and the ability to simplify the most complex situations, I am ready to help you and your child's other parent draft a reasonable, equitable parenting plan that fully protects your parental rights.

Parenting Plans Under Illinois Law

Under Illinois law, a parenting plan provides a basis for the allocation of parental responsibilities—previously called child custody—following a divorce, separation, or breakup between unmarried parents. Your parenting plan will outline the rights, responsibilities, and decision-making authority allocated to you and the other parent. According to the law, it must also include a parenting time—formerly visitation—schedule or provisions for a more flexible parenting time arrangement. This typically requires one parent to assume primary residential responsibilities for the purposes of school enrollment and other similar concerns.

With my assistance, you and the other parent can negotiate a parenting plan that utilizes your respective strengths and keeps both of you fully invested in your child's upbringing. I utilize a wide variety of problem-solving techniques to resolve parenting concerns without the need for litigation. If a negotiated resolution is not possible, however, I am prepared to protect your rights in court as well.

Resolving Parenting Plan Disputes

At some point, you and your child's other parent will probably disagree on a particular decision or child-raising philosophy. Similarly, life changes may result in the need for your plan to be modified or amended in the future. For these reasons, your parenting plan must also contain provisions that address how the two of you will communicate and resolve your differences. Your plan may state that one of you has final decision-making authority for a particular subject, or you may agree to seek mediation or another form of dispute resolution. By carefully planning ahead, you can avoid most of the heated, contentious battles that have long been associated with child custody proceedings, but that do little to serve a child's best interests.

Call 630-409-8184 for an Appointment

To learn more about how I can assist your family in drafting a workable, common-sense parenting plan, contact my office. Call 630-409-8184 to schedule a confidential consultation at the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. today. I serve families in and around the communities of Aurora, Sugar Grove, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Oswego, Yorkville, Wheaton, Naperville, and throughout Kane County, Kendall County, and DuPage County, Illinois.

The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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