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Do You Know These Details About Child Custody?

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When a couple gets divorced, one of the most emotional areas of the divorce process can be the decision over child custody*. In years past, custody was often granted to the mother, with visitation to the father taking place every other weekend.

Today, however, experts know that a close relationship with both parents is extremely important to the well-being of the child, so custody arrangements are no longer so cut-and- dried.

If you are going through a divorce, here are some details you should know about child custody from your Hoffman Estates family lawyer.

What “Custody” Means in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, there are two major rights of custody:

  1. The personal care of ...

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The Three Types of Child Custody

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Unfortunately, when parents split up, children are often left in the middle. Because it can be an emotional time, it can often be a good idea to hire an attorney. If you are looking for a child custody attorney in Hoffman Estates, we are here to help. 

Three Categories of Child Custody 

  • Sole custody
  • Visitation
  • Joint Custody

Sole custody means that one parent will have total and complete custody of any children. This is common in cases of abuse, substance abuse, sexual misconduct, or criminal violations. It can also be the case for parents suffering from mental illness or who are emotionally incapable of providing children with safety, the essentials, and emotional support. Even ...

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