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Possible Changes to Child Custody Law in Illinois Underway

 Posted on December 00,0000 in DuPage County divorce lawyer

Illinios divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorney, marriage, divorce laws,There is no question about it: One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is understanding the legal framework. Each state has complex laws related to child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. For this reason, Illinois lawmakers are proposing changes to divorce laws that would remove some potentially unnecessary aspects.

 Many unhappy couples stay together because one or both spouses feel anxious about the divorce process. The truth, however, is that staying in an unhealthy relationship can be emotionally and mentally draining. An experienced family attorney can help make the process a bit more manageable by explaining the laws, discussing your rights, and guiding you through the procedures.

Lawmakers Propose Changes to Illinois Divorce Laws for the First Time in 40 Years

According to the Illinois Times, The Illinois Family Law Study Committee recently proposed some adjustments to current marital and divorce laws. These changes are part of the organization's work over the past seven years to ensure the laws accurately reflect modern values.

In regard to child custody, the committee hopes to remove the stigma of “winning” and “losing” custody battles. The idea is to assign different roles of responsibility to each parent rather than simply giving one parent legal or physical custody.

How Do Illinois Courts Handle Custody Disputes?

Though the committee may be on the right track when it comes to changing the perception of winning or losing custody, the most important factor will continue to be the interests of the children. Today, the process of developing custody agreements is quite intricate.

 The courts will hear testimonies from both parents. In some cases, the children will also testify. The courts will examine certain factors about each parent, such as their criminal histories, income, and the location of their residences. The courts will consider these and other factors to develop an arrangement that serves the children’s best interests.

Contact a Family Attorney in DuPage County for Guidance

If you wish to speak with an experienced DuPage county family attorney, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. at 630-409-8184.
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