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Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
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58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-1285
15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-733-5350

Plainfield Child Custody Lawyers

Experienced Illinois Representation in Child Custody Matters

"In any child custody case, I want to find out who is the primary caregiver. What kind of relationship does the child have with the parents? Are there issues that might make one parent or the other more suitable to have primary custody? Above all, it's about protecting the children." -Attorney Barbara Morton

When children are involved in a divorce, all other considerations have to take a back seat to ensuring that their happiness and wellbeing is protected as much as possible. It is too easy for a dispute over property and assets to distract the parties from what is most important.

Illinois courts require the parties in a divorce to enter into mediation to settle issues of child custody and visitation. If mediation fails to produce a result, the court will look to a guardian ad litem to make a recommendation. Except in cases in which one parent has a record of violence or drug and alcohol abuse, the system generally favors a shared custody arrangement.

*FAMILY LAW ALERT: On January 1, 2016, Illinois family laws had a major update. Read more about how child custody and visitation were affected.

At the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. in Plainfield, Illinois, you will find an attorney with more than 10 years of experience in divorce litigation and who is truly committed to advocating real child custody and visitation solutions that protect children's existing relationships with both parents, whenever possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

Modification of Child Custody in Move-Away Cases

When a custodial parent wants to relocate for a job or for any other reason, he or she must have court approval to do so. If your former spouse is talking about moving away and taking your child to another part of the state or outside of Illinois, it is very important to have experienced legal representation. We can help you negotiate a new custody and visitation agreement that is fair and workable. We can also fight to prevent the relocation of your child if the circumstances warrant.

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To discuss your legal needs with an experienced Illinois child custody lawyer serving clients in Will County, Grundy County, Kendall County and beyond, contact our office in Plainfield today.

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58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-1285

15300 S. Route 59, Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-733-5350