Child custody cases are a priority with Dennis A. Harrison. In Illinois, there are two types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody concerns the right to make and be involved in major decisions concerning the health care, education and religion of your child or children. If the two parents cannot agree, then the issue goes to mediation. If one parent has sole legal custody, then he or she does not need to consult the other parent when making these major decisions. Custody issues are the most important issue you can have in a divorce case and should not be taken lightly. You need a high quality custody lawyer like Dennis A. Harrison to assist you in this area of the law no matter what. Physical custody is where the child lives. Physical custody can be shared, or one parent can have sole physical custody. If one parent has sole physical custody, then the other parent will have visitation according to a schedule that is negotiated between the parents and their attorneys.
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In Illinois, child custody is determined by the best interests of the children. Custody can be vested with either parent, subject to visitation with the other parent. In the alternative, the parties can be awarded joint custody. Joint custody is a court determination that both parties will share custody of the children pursuant to the terms of a joint parenting agreement. The joint parenting agreement will establish each parent’s custodial time with the child. If the parties are unable to agree upon a joint custody arrangement, one of the parties will receive sole custody of the child. The custodial parent is the primary caregiver for the child. A parent not awarded custody will be awarded visitation with the child, absent a showing that visitation poses risks to the child.