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Wakenight & Associates, P.C.

9405 Bormet Drive, Suite 7, Mokena, IL 60448

Mokena | 815-727-6144

DuPage County | 630-852-9700   Oak Park | 708-848-3159

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Orland Park Attorneys for Child-Related Issues in Divorce

Tinley Park fathers rights divorce attorney

Lawyers Assisting With Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support in New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort

When a couple chooses to end their marriage and get a divorce, resolving the legal issues involved is often a complex matter, and things become even more complicated if they have children together. For divorcing parents, it is essential to work with an experienced attorney to ensure that your children's best interests are protected.

The family law attorneys of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. have over 95 years of combined experience, and we will advocate for your parental rights throughout the divorce process. We will provide the representation you need to ensure that your children will be able to thrive following the completion of your divorce.

Addressing Legal Issues Related to Children

During a divorce case, parents will need to address a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility (Child Custody) - Parents may share decision-making responsibility about how their children will be raised, or be assigned different responsibilities, including decisions related to medical care, education, religion, and extracurricular activities.
  • Parenting Time (Visitation) - Schedules will need to be created stating when children will spend time with each parent, both on a regular, day-to-day basis and for holidays, vacations, and other important dates.
  • Child Support - Both parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their children. The amount of support that one parent will pay to the other will depend on the income earned by both parents and, in some cases, by each parent's amount of parenting time.
  • Parent/Child Relocation - If a parent plans to move to a new home with their child after divorce, they will need to notify the other parent and obtain authorization from the court to ensure the move is in the child's best interests.
  • Fathers' Rights - Fathers may seem to be at a disadvantage in divorce cases, but they have the right to an ongoing relationship with their children. Our attorneys can help ensure that your rights as a father are protected.
  • Stay at Home Parents - A spouse who chose to remain in the home to care for children rather than pursuing a career may struggle financially following divorce. We can help divorcing stay at home parents address concerns about financial resources.

Child Issues in High Conflict Cases

When there is a large amount of conflict between spouses during a divorce case, their children often suffer. We can help address your concerns and protect your children's best interests in a contentious divorce case. We will work to protect your rights in cases involving parental alienation, and we can help you determine your legal options if you have concerns about your ex-spouse's mental health or substance abuse issues. In emergency situations, we can help you obtain an order of protection that will ensure that you and your children are safe from violence or abuse.

Contact a Will County Family Law Attorney

As you work to reach a conclusion to your divorce, the decisions made about your children will have a long-term impact on your life and your family relationships. Our attorneys will provide you with the representation you need during this time, helping you reach an outcome that ensures that your children's ongoing needs will be met. No matter how complex your case is, we will work to protect your rights and help you reach a positive outcome. Contact us today at 815-727-6144 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Mokena, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Lockport, and Joliet.

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  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
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