West Chicago Parenting Time Attorney
Compassionate Visitation Lawyer in DuPage County
During a marriage dissolution, allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time are among the most important issues that must be addressed. Many times, these issues can be negotiated between the parties. In some cases, however, the parties are unable to come to an agreement, leaving the decision in the hands of the court. If you are facing a divorce involving children, it is important to have a strong advocate by your side fighting hard to protect your interests.
At The Law Offices of Nancy Kasko, LLC, we have in-depth knowledge of parenting time/visitation issues and related legal matters. Attorney Nancy Kasko handles all of our divorce and family law cases. Nancy has been through a contested divorce herself, and she knows first-hand the financial and emotional toll ending a marriage can have on spouses and their families. She works hard to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible, so her clients can focus on moving forward with their lives.
Nancy takes a hands-on approach; working closely with her clients and spending the time necessary to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns. She is straightforward and down to earth, and she always provides the honest facts so you have realistic expectations going in. Nancy also follows up regularly with her clients and provides ongoing updates on how the case is progressing.
Determining Factors for Parenting Time/Visitation in Illinois
In almost all divorce cases, both spouses have the right to parenting time with the children they have together. If the parties are on good terms, they can often negotiate a parenting schedule as part of their overall parenting plan. If the parties are unable to come to an agreement, they submit separate plans to the court, and the court makes the final determination (in keeping with the best interests of the child).
In addition to the child’s best interests, the court considers several other factors, including:
- The wishes of each parent;
- The wishes of the child (accounting for the child’s age, maturity level, and ability to express his/her preferences);
- The relationship of the child with the parents, siblings and any other interested parties;
- The amount of time each parent has spent performing care-taking functions for the child over the past two years;
- The mental and physical health of all parties involved;
- The specific needs of the child.
Speak to a Skilled Wheaton, IL Parenting Time Visitation Attorney
Most parents want what is best for their children. However, there is often major disagreement on what that looks like in practice. Attorney Nancy Kasko has helped numerous clients work through these issues and develop a parenting schedule that fully addresses their needs and objectives. Nancy is a strong negotiator and a skilled litigator, and she aggressively advocates for the rights and interests of each clients she serves. For a free consultation with attorney Kasko, contact our Warrenville law office today at 630-836-8540 or our Wheaton office at 630-407-1665. We serve clients in Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, and West Chicago, Illinois.