Family law disputes, especially those regarding your children, can be among the most difficult, emotionally draining times of your life. For most parents, time with their children is invaluable. Unmarried parent, or parents who have gone through a divorce, may find themselves in heated disputes when it comes to dividing time with their child. When dealing with these disputes, you need a child custody attorney who will listen to you, focus on your needs and will be committed to protecting you and your rights.
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:
- Medical treatment
- 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.
Draft a Parenting Plan with an Attorney Who Believes in Your Child's Best Interest
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 details such as:
- Decision making concerning major issues
- The times the children will spend with each parent
- It 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.
How Our Child Support Attorneys Can Help
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 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
“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.”