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Illinois custody attorney, Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer,Divorce is difficult, and there is probably no single person who would deny that. When a divorce involves children,  that difficulty rises to a new level as the daily routine of very young people is turned upside down. A big part of the anxiety for children is the question of where they will live and with which parent when custody is determined. The question then becomes, can a child pick the parent with whom they want to live?

Can Children Have a Say?

Generally speaking, custody and residency are matters determined by parents. In the event the parents disagree, the courts will get involved. When a judge listens to a custody case or a request for a change in custody, they will consider the child’s opinion depending on a few factors:

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Illinois child custody attorney, Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer,Throughout the divorce process, much of the stress and anxiety weighs on the adults, as well as their children. It is a very difficult time for everyone involved. However, when a divorce involves children, often times members of the extended family are affected. This is especially true for grandparents who have built a deep and loving relationship with their grandchildren.

Grandparents’ Rights in Illinois

As with many legal matters, laws pertaining to visitation vary from state to state, and the issue of Grandparents’ rights to spend time with their grandchildren is no different. Here is a summary of some key facts relative to visitation of grandchildren during divorce. A court may grant visitation if:

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Illinios divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorney, parental rights,As often happens with  legal matters, there are several misconceptions regarding  child custody. One of the most common is the idea that the courts favor mothers when awarding custody. This, however, is not always the case.

Child custody is one of the most emotionally charged areas of divorce law. The laws vary from state to state. As well, each case is different, which is why the guidance of a family attorney may prove invaluable if you are involved in a custody battle.

Dad School Program Will Provide Guidance to Single Fathers

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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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