Child Custody Chicago

Child custody Chicago





Child custody Chicago – Illinois is a confusing topic for many clients. Under Illinois courts determine child custody in accordance with the best interests of the child. The court will consider all relevant factors including:

(1) the wishes of the child’s parent or parents as to his custody;
(2) the wishes of the child as to his custodian;
(3) the interaction and interrelationship of the child with his parent or parents, his
siblings and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interest;
(4) the child’s adjustment to his home, school and community;
(5) the mental and physical health of all individuals involved;
(6) the physical violence or threat of physical violence by the child’s potential
custodian, whether directed against the child or directed against another person;
(7) the occurrence of ongoing or repeated abuse as defined in Section 103 of the
Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, whether directed against the child or directed
against another person;
(8) the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and
continuing relationship between the other parent and the child;
(9) whether one of the parents is a sex offender; and
(10) the terms of a parent’s military family care plan that a parent must complete
before deployment if a parent is a member of the United States Armed Forces who
is being deployed.

A parent not granted custody of the child is entitled to reasonable visitation rights unless the court finds, after a hearing, that visitation would endanger seriously the child’s physical, mental, moral or emotional health.

Chicago divorce lawyer Brian J. Thompson represents clients in Chicago and the Greater Chicago area.

Brian J. Thompson, CPA & Attorney