Cook County and Will County Visitation Attorney

Family law disputes can be among the most difficult, emotionally draining times of your life. When dealing with these disputes, you need an attorney who will listen to you, focus on your needs and will be committed to protecting you and your rights.

To learn more, call (708) 394-7361 or contact us online. We offer free consultations to help you get started.

Custody - The Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

One of the most frequently contested issues in a divorce action revolves around the custody of the children - who will make the major decisions concerning the children in the areas of education, medical treatment, religion and extracurricular activities, as well as how much time will each parent spend with the children. While many parties can resolve issues of custody and visitation, sometimes an agreement cannot be reached and the issue of the allocation of decision making as well as parenting time will have to be decided by a Judge after a custody trial.

Attorney Roland P. Ernst has assisted countless Chicago area residents with these types of issues over the past 38 years. He believes that your children should never be caught in the middle of your marital disagreements, and he strives to work with you to ensure that your children's best interests are protected. He will provide you with practical, compassionate advice, targeted at doing what is in the best interests of your children.

In those case where agreements can be reached, Roland P. Ernst will work on drafting a parenting agreement that provides your children with the maximum feeling of security. The agreement will provide among other things, decision making concerning major issues, the times the children will spend with each parent and will provide for appropriate access to the children by both parents. In cases where agreements cannot be reached, Roland P. Ernst will litigate aggressively in order to affirm and protect your parental rights and to protect your children's best interests.

Roland P. Ernst provides a broad range of services related to child custody and visitation, including:


  • Initial Determination of responsibilities relative to decision making and whether decision making with be joint or will be allocated to one party
  • Parenting Time and Visitation
  • Modifications to existing custody and visitation agreements
  • Relocation of children from the State of Illinois
  • Enforcement of Existing Parenting Agreements and Visitation Abuse


Contact Us Today

Contact Roland P. Ernst to make an appointment to discuss you options regarding custody and visitation and for guidance in making sound decisions that will shape your children's future. Call today at (708) 394-7361

Our Client Testimonials

  • “Roland was an excellent listener and took the time to understand and empathize with what was important to me in outcomes. He not only understood the law, but could see the areas where we could negotiate with my ex and her lawyer.”

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