Calabrese Associates, P.C.

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4200 Cantera Drive, Suite 200 | Warrenville, IL 60555

Naperville, IL Child Custody Lawyers

Naperville Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Lawyers

Lawyers Helping Clients with Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties

Protecting your children during a divorce or separation can be difficult under the best of circumstances. We know your children are your top priority. We are sensitive to the fact that children can sometimes get caught in the crossfire. At Calabrese Associates, P.C., we will work hard to protect the best interests of your children at every turn.

As strong advocates of parental rights, our attorneys work hard to create solutions preserving the integrity of your important role as a parent We proudly help both mothers and fathers in proceedings for the "allocation of parental responsibilities" (formerly known in Illinois as "child custody"). We are well versed in the recent changes to the law in Illinois regarding children. We will assist you in developing an arrangement that meets your family's specific needs.

Significant Decision-Making Responsibilities

For many years, parents could easily find themselves caught up in disputes over sole or joint custody, each seeking to assume a major role in the child's upbringing. Illinois law now presumes that parents will work together to negotiate an agreement that outlines each parent's rights and authority over the child. Most prominently, responsibility for significant decision-making must be allocated between the parents, with one or both responsible for choices regarding the child's education, medical care, religious training, and extracurricular activities.

One parent may be allocated most or all such responsibilities, they may be topically split between the parents, or the parents may choose to make such decisions together. In the case of the latter, the parents must also develop a way to resolve differences, such as in mediation, as complications are almost certain to arise in the future.

Care-Taking Functions

The other primary component of parental responsibilities is spending time with your child. At Calabrese Associates, P.C., we work to ensure your agreement includes a reasonable amount of parenting time (or "visitation") for you and your child. During your parenting time, you will be responsible for the various elements of your child's day-to-day life, including morning and bedtime routines, school attendance, homework, and more. Known as care-taking functions, these duties are essential to meeting your child's needs, as well as fostering a healthy relationship with your child.

Family Law Attorneys with Courtroom Litigation Experience

While Illinois law presumes cooperation between parents that are involved in a proceeding for the allocation of parental responsibilities, sometimes working together is simply not possible. If this is the case, you need assistance from a team of lawyers ready to advocate on your behalf in the courtroom. A shift from negotiation to litigation does not mean our focus will change; we are still committed to achieving an outcome that protects your rights, as well as your child's best interests.

To learn more about how the professionals at Calabrese Associates, P.C., can help you with your child custody concerns, contact our office. We offer a reasonably-priced consultation in which you can spend 90 minutes or more discussing your situation with one of our experienced family lawyers. We gather all of the information necessary to begin work on your case, allowing you to regain control of your future quickly and without undue stress. Call 630-393-3111 to schedule an appointment today. From our Warrenville office, we are proud to serve clients in and around Naperville, Aurora, Downers Grove, Carol Stream, Winfield, and the rest of DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.

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