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Navigating What is Best for Your Children In Naperville

 Posted on September 09, 2022 in Child Custody

naperville divorce lawyerOne of the most complicated aspects of a divorce is deciding what is best for your children. If you and your spouse have had children together, it can further convolute an already confusing and stressful event. Learning how to navigate custody, deciding upon a fair parenting plan, and understanding child support can be very overwhelming for an individual. Fortunately, the experienced professionals at Hendrix Law firm can help guide you through the process and provide peace of mind.  

How are Custody and Child Support Determined?

After a divorce, the custody of the children will be decided based on a number of factors.  Every case is unique, but many typical cases are based on similar factors including:

  • Education and possible relocation for the children

  • The availability of healthcare, dental care, and psychological care

  • The wishes of the child with an account of the child’s maturity level

  • The wishes of the parents

  • Willingness and ability of each parent to nurture a relationship with the children

  • Any criminal history of both parents

These are just some of the many factors that can be used to determine what has been deemed the best option for your children. Courts will look at each case and weigh all of these details. 

Child support orders are mainly based on both parents’ net incomes. Illinois currently uses the Income Shares formula to calculate child support but the court may deviate from this formula in special circumstanes. The concept of child support is designed to reflect a more equal division of finances that would be focused on raising the child if the parents had remained together.    

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is an agreement between you and your spouse that creates an outline of who has primary parenting responsibilities and parenting time and when those responsibilities could change. For example, if it is decided that parenting time shall be split between both parties, a parenting time schedule will set out when the child spends time with each parent. The parenting plan also explains the allocation of parental responsibilities and decision-making power of each parent. 

Meet with a Naperville Divorce Attorney 

So much of a divorce can seem like a battle between you and your former spouse, but your children should have their best interests attended to all the same. Ask how Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C. can help guide you to make sure you and your child have the best outcome possible. Call 630-355-7776 and schedule your free consultation with a Plainfield divorce attorney today.   



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