Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult things a person may go through in their life. When irreconcilable differences arise, this can be very emotional and stressful. Along with the emotions from a divorce, many cases also have children involved as well. The children are obviously impacted by the divorce itself. With the future and well-being of the children in mind, the court will consider child custody only after considering the best interests of the children and all factors involved.
The court is always concerned about the future of the children. They may take into account which parent is in a better situation to care for the child. Child support can also be important as well. To calculate child support, divorce lawyers will likely need to look at the tax returns, bank statements, and details of other income. The finanical sitation of both parties will be likely taken into account to ensure that the children are taken care of from a financial sense as it relates to educational, extraccurical and medial expenses.
There are cases where both parties are both good parents. In this situation, the court may consider the option of providing the parties substantial parenting time. In this scenario, the parents could have significant time with the children and may share in the allocation of parental responsibilities.
Tough situation for parents and children alike
Divorce can be painful for the parties going through it. However, when there are children involved, it becomes all the more difficult. For the courts and/or the guardian ad litem, it can be important to try and understand the children’s perspective on the situation. Their life may be drastically changing. Divorce lawyers have to look at these aspects as well while presenting their client’s case in court.
It is important to have a competent, communicative and diligent lawyer when going through a divorce. As mentioned previously, Child support is undoubtedly a significant issue in many cases. In most cases, it is important for children to have contact with both parents. If the children are older, the courts may consider the wishes of the children in terms of the custody schedule, but the wishes of the children are not dispositive. Instead, it is only one factor that the courts consider. Recently, there are more cases of shared custody schedules throughout Illinois and in Mclean County.
When you have shared custody, the child may spend roughly equal amounts of time with both parents. Even when there is not shared custody, the other parent typically does have significant parenting time. Courts also look for amicable solution where possible as well and often encourage mediation. No matter the case, divorce, custody and child support matters require careful attention. At Stange Law Firm, PC, attorneys understand the difficulties and are here to help you rebuild your life.
Stange Law Firm has experience handling these types of cases. Their attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to guide you effectively through your case. If you should find yourself needing legal representation, contact the Bloomington Illinois Child Custody lawyers in McLean County to schedule your consultation.
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