Review: “He was very clear with his explanation of what I needed to do in my situation. I was served with divorce papers from my spouse that lives in another state.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support
Brigitte Bell, one of the founders and first Co-Presidents of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII), has been a mediator and lawyer for over 30 years, focusing her interests and efforts in family law. Brigitte has been actively involv...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Family, Adoption
Ms. Boike, a Partner in the Family Law department, has dedicated her career exclusively to family law, including issues of child custody and visitation, child support, maintenance, property division, complex financial matters, tax consequences, pr...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Marriage & Prenuptials
Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, custody, paternity, visitation, pre-marital agreements, and domestic violence/ orders of protection in Cook, Kane, McHenr...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Probate, Estate Planning
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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.