Arlington Heights Child Custody and Parental Responsibility Attorney
Attorney Donald J. Cosley has been practicing family law for more than 20 years. He has a comprehensive knowledge of Illinois child support, visitation/parenting time rights and child custody law. He fights hard for clients' rights and operates on the principle that the well-being of the children always comes first.
Child Custody Solutions for Rolling Meadows Families
Thanks to recent changes in Illinois law, child custody is now known as a the allocation of parental responsibilities. Such disputes can be complex and contentious. At the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, we will handle all of the legal complications of your child-related matter so you can focus on maintaining your relationship with your children. If you are seeking a divorce, we can handle your case comprehensively.
Attorney Donald J. Cosley is an experienced courtroom litigator who handles every case personally. Our attorneys seek favorable resolutions through negotiation and mediation when possible, but are always prepared to fight in court for our clients' rights and the rights of their children. We represent both mothers and fathers, regardless of their assigned parental responsibilities.
Child custody and parental responsibilities can vary depending on your particular situation. Significant decision-making responsibilities refer to each parent's authority to decide on issues such as the child's health care, education, and religious training. Parental responsibilities also inlcude each parties parenting time with the child, previously knows as visitation.
Generally, parents opt for a joint parenting arrangement. This usually means one parent has primary residential responsibilities for the child and the other parent maintains a regular parenting time schedule. Both parents then have share decision-making authority. Occasionally, such authority is allocated to only one parent.
The scope of our child custody/parental responsibility practice includes:
- Parenting time and visitation agreements
- Child support
- Modification of orders
- Modify spousal support
- Income evaluation
- Support enforcement
- Father's rights
- Grandparent's rights
- Visitation problems
- Parental and child relocation
- Relocating out of state
- College expenses
- Termination of child support
- Termination of parent's rights
If you are involved in a paternity dispute, Illinois law provides a way to petition the courts to force the other party into taking a paternity test to determine the father of a child. Proof of paternity is required if you intend to seek child support payments through the state system. Paternity suits may also be pursued by men who refute allegations that they are the father of a child, when the mother is seeking child support.
Likewise, men who are seeking parenting rights with a child they believe to be theirs, may pursue a paternity test to provide the necessary proof to obtain parenting rights. Our firm can answer your questions and provide representation throughout the complete paternity process.
From offices in Rolling Meadows, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients throughout Arlington Heights, Palatine, Barrington, Barrington Hills and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney today.