What factors do Illinois courts consider in allocating parental responsibilities?

By Arin Fife
March 28, 2017
What factors do Illinois courts consider in allocating parental responsibilities?

When determining the allocation of these parental responsibilities, the judges will look at many factors to determine what is in the best interest of the children. These factors include, among other things: the mental and physical health of both the parents and the children; the ability of the parents to cooperate with decision-making for the child; how much each parent participated in the past decision-making for the child; the wishes of the parents; and also the child's needs. The judge really will take all of the relevant situations in each individual case into consideration when making this very important determination.


Arin Fife is a family lawyer at Boyle Feinberg, P.C. in Illinois. To learn more about the firm, visit www.bffamlaw.com. Visit their firm profile here.

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March 28, 2017
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