Despite how the media may portray divorce and child custody, most divorcing couples come to a parenting plan for what was formerly called custody (allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time) that is in the best interests of the children. Despite the 2016 change in the terminology of Illinois law in divorce and parentage cases, disputed “custody” cases in Illinois can be litigious and expensive. While we strive to be thorough with all the information we provide, these FAQs are not a substitute for the advice of a qualified legal professional. The Gitlin Law Firm represents clients in contested cases involving parental responsibility and parenting time (formerly called custody and visitation) in the Illinois suburbs including McHenry County, Lake County, Kane County and Winnebago County.
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