Joint Sole and Custody Arrangements

Elmhurst, Illinois, Joint Custody Agreement Attorneys

Illinois Divorce Lawyers Handling Joint Custody Agreement Matters

In any divorce action where children are involved, it is extremely important that parents and their lawyers try to make decisions and come to agreements that keep the children's best interests in mind.

At the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, we can help you, your child(ren) and the other parties arrive at reasonable solutions that will promote stability and security despite a divorce or separation. We are a child-centered law firm and are determined to reach joint custody agreements that promote the children's best interests. For more information about our approach, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule an appointment at our Elmhurst, Illinois, office.

In most situations, it is advantageous that each parent maintain contact with the children so that they can nurture and grow their relationship with the children. This can be accomplished by negotiating and drafting a joint custody agreement where the parties make decisions together concerning:

  • Education
  • Health care
  • Religion
  • Extracurricular activities

In a joint custody agreement, child visitation or the amount of parenting time allotted to each parent can also be determined. It is important to note that this time is for the benefit of the children, not to penalize one parent or reward the other parent. Our attorneys are skilled at using negotiation, mediation, collaborative law and litigation to accomplish your objectives and arrive at such an agreement.

Sometimes though, circumstances warrant that one parent might want to seek sole custody, which would mean complete charge of all major decisions regarding the children's welfare. A sole custody parent also tends to spend the majority of the time with the children and reside with them. We can also help you pursue this type of arrangement.

If you want to know more about how a parenting agreement works and how the exact contents of an agreement can affect your case and life, please contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern today. We would be more than happy to speak with you about this or any other family law matter.