Elgin Child Custody Lawyers — 2 found

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  1. Elgin Child Custody Lawyer James P. Leahy

    James Leahy

    Client Review: I have used James P. Leahy a couple of times. He is very professional. He knows the law backwards...
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    Licensed for 39 years


  2. Elgin Child Custody Lawyer Jennifer Amy Niedermeyer

    Jennifer Niedermeyer

    Client Review: Jennifer was absolutely wonderful. She was sympathetic and understanding, and she was endlessly ...
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    Licensed for 10 years


Child Custody

If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.