Schaumburg Child Custody Lawyer
Schaumburg Child Visitation Attorney
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C., we understand that raising children is no easy task. We know that your children are a big part of your life and that your relationship with them matters greatly.
When you work with our Schaumburg, IL law firm, you will be represented by a family law attorney who is also the parent of college-aged children. Whether you are going through a divorce or you have a child custody issue related to a paternity case, you can be certain that we will take great care to protect and maintain your relationship with your children. Along the way, you can count on our insight into the vast array of non-legal challenges that also come along with being a divorced parent.
Child custody and visitation, which are now formally known as “parenting time” and “parenting responsibilities,” can be big problem areas for many couples and parents. It is important to consider how your relationship with your child or children will be affected by a potential divorce or separation. Our Schaumburg child custody lawyer is available to help guide you through the parenting time process and answer any questions you may have along the way. To schedule your free initial consultation with attorney Robert M. Kaplan, please call our Cook County law office today at (847) 845-9477.
- What are the different types of child custody arrangements?
- What will my relationship with my children be like?
- Who decides the details of my child custody arrangement?
- Can my child custody and visitation arrangements be modified?
What are the different types of child custody arrangements?
In researching your child custody situation, you may have come across terms such as “legal custody,” “physical custody,” “joint custody,” and “sole custody.” We know that these terms can be confusing and that you may have questions about your custody arrangement and your relationship with your children.
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C., we believe in giving our clients simple, clear, and accurate legal advice that is easy to understand and free from legal jargon. This advice is unique to every client of ours because no two families have the exact same situation or legal needs. If you retain Mr. Kaplan to assist with your child custody case, he will direct and guide you toward the best choices. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of child custody and visitation options available that are designed to protect your relationship with your children.
It’s helpful to consider the following questions when deciding on a child custody arrangement:
- Do you want to have sole custody of your child because you are worried about your child being exposed to danger when in the care of your former spouse?
- Are you in the military and concerned about maintaining a long-distance relationship with your child?
- Have you and your former spouse resolved all of your differences and are willing to split your child's time equally?
- Is it in your child’s best interest for them to live primarily with you? Do you have the time, resources, and finances your child needs?
In summary, there are several different types of child custody arrangements. Because the needs of each family are so unique, and each child custody arrangement will look different from the next, we will not discuss the specifics of each scenario here. If you are curious about the available types of child custody arrangements in Schaumburg, we encourage you to schedule a free initial legal consultation with our family law attorney by calling us at (847) 845-9477 today!
What will my relationship with my children be like?
During your divorce or separation, your relationship with your children will naturally change. Divorce can be especially hard on children, but this does not mean that you should lose hope or abandon your relationships altogether.
Your child custody arrangement will determine the amount of time you spend with your children. Whether your children live with you full-time or you are only together a few days each month, you still can customize and prioritize your relationship with them. You can choose to have a great relationship with your children no matter your circumstances and even in the face of a challenging parenting time agreement.
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, we have worked with many parents who are going through a divorce. We understand the problems that can arise and the strains that can be put on relationships when parents separate and children live in different homes. Despite these challenges, we always encourage parents to make their relationships with their children one of their highest priorities. Our Schaumburg, IL child custody legal team will work with you to strategize and brainstorm ways you can protect, preserve, or improve your relationships with your children.
Who decides the details of my child custody arrangement?
Generally, child custody arrangements in Cook County are decided one of two ways: by the parents or by the court.
It is ideal if you and your former spouse can agree outside of the courtroom. However, our legal team understands that you may need a little help getting there. Divorces are often very contentious, and parents typically want different outcomes regarding their parenting time.
Luckily, you have a handful of legal professionals who can help you reach a fair arrangement. Our law office can assist as you and your ex-spouse negotiate your child custody agreement. We can also enlist the help of experienced legal mediators who work full-time to help couples settle their differences outside of court.
If for any reason you are unable to agree to a child custody arrangement, your assigned judge can also issue a ruling regarding your parenting time.
To learn more about the process of designing a child custody plan, please contact our Schaumburg family law attorney at (847) 845-9477.
Can my child custody and visitation arrangements be modified?
Yes. In fact, child custody and visitation arrangements often need to be changed.
Your circumstances will likely change, even if only slightly, after your child custody arrangement is made. This can be in the form of a new job, a new marriage, a new house or place of residence, a new income, etc. These changes can all affect your parenting time and the arrangement that was previously agreed to.
If you find that your circumstances have shifted down the road, there is no need to panic. At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, we are prepared to help you make the necessary modifications to your child support arrangement to ensure the rules are still fair and still in the best interest of your child. Even if our law office did not help you with your original child support agreement, we can still help you with modifications or changes that need to be made.
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation With Attorney Robert M. Kaplan
If you are ready to retain a child custody lawyer in Schaumburg, IL, our legal team can schedule your initial consultation with Mr. Kaplan. Please contact our law office today by calling (847) 845-9477. We are always here to help you resolve your child custody issues and look forward to helping you design a plan that works well for your family's needs.