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When It Comes To Child Custody And Visitation, Every Situation Needs A Different Approach

Every family is unique. This means that no case involving children is exactly like any other. If you are going through a divorce or paternity action and need to make arrangements for your children, you need someone on your team who understands that.

You need an attorney who can think strategically, devising a unique strategy for success tailored to your case. At Shawn H. Heffernan & Associates, P.C., we offer years of experience in family law matters combined with a personal approach to achieving a successful resolution. We are proud to help families throughout Cook County and the southwest Chicago suburbs.

We Will Answer Your Questions

Being unsure about what will happen to your children is very stressful: child custody and visitation are the first concern of every divorcing parent. Common questions we receive are:

  • How is custody determined?
  • Can I have sole custody?
  • How do I make sure I still have access to my children?
  • What if my ex-spouse moves: can I keep them from taking my children?

The answers to all of these may vary depending on your situation, but there is one constant: since 2016, Illinois has not used the terms “custody” and “visitation.” Instead, the decision-making power for the child, previously termed “custody,” is now called “parental responsibility.” Visitation, or the time each parent spends with the child, is now called “parenting time.”

Explore Your Options: Call Us Today

Regardless of terminology, we know that the amount of time you get with your children is crucially important. We have years of experience handling a wide variety of parental responsibility and parental time-sharing cases. Our small-firm approach means that our team is completely dedicated to your case, allowing you to focus on your family. We may be able to help you come to an agreement regarding shared parental responsibility and parenting time that protects your own rights as a parent.

You do not have to face family court alone. To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, call our Orland Park office at 708-263-4574, or send us a message through our online contact form.