Will County Child Custody Attorney
Child custody cases can be quite thorny, and Erin Webster O'Brien, P.C. knows all too well that in the most heated battles over children, no one truly wins. That’s why she has dedicated her practice to helping clients in Will County find sensible and fair solutions to child custody matters.
Knowledgeable Lawyer in Joliet for Parental Responsibilities Matters
Recent changes to the law in Illinois have updated the state's approach to parenting concerns for divorced, separated, and unmarried parents. Child custody is now formally known as the allocation of parental responsibilities, and parents are expected to develop a plan for dividing such responsibilities whenever possible.
Even in amicable, cooperative situations, Erin O'Brien can provide legal counsel and helpful advice to accurately structure your parenting arrangements. And when cases are not so straightforward, she can also step in as a legal intermediary to help defray some of the stress related to these types of disputes.
Child custody and parental responsibilities in Illinois involves much more than just who takes care of the children on a primary basis. Such considerations also encompass legal decision-making rights, visitation (now called parenting time), travel stipulations and choices about religion, schooling, and extracurricular activities.
Court Decisions Regarding Child Custody and Parenting Time
All too often, parenting plans cannot be agreed upon voluntarily, so they must be taken before a judge to be decided. Erin O'Brien is an intelligent litigator who will fight for your rights to the very end. She will make your children her priority and she will exhaust every legal resource to provide the court with supporting evidence for your case.If the parties cannot agree, courts can be quick to award a majority of the parental responsibilities to one parent, even when the circumstances may not warrant such an action. Erin O'Brien works for mothers and fathers alike and can equally represent either party to achieve results. There are two sides to every story and obtaining professional legal representation can help solidify your case in front of a judge.
Attorney Erin O'Brien is an aggressive advocate for her clients. She values families and will always work to achieve parenting and custody arrangements that are in the best interests of you and your children. Call 815-727-2100 or send an email to set up a consultation today.