Joint Parenting Plans In Illinois
Located in Barrington, Illinois, Richard W. Culver, Ltd. provides objective assessments and representation pertaining to proposed Joint Parenting Plans in matrimonial and/or family law cases. Consider Richard W. Culver, Ltd. to assist you in protecting and preserving your legal rights in a child matter.
If there are legal issues concerning your minor child or children, you may be thinking some of the following questions: What is a Joint Parenting Plan? What are the possible terms and provisions contained within a Joint Parenting Plan? Is a Joint Parenting Plan modifiable? Is a Joint Parenting Plan enforceable? At Richard W. Culver, Ltd., attorney Blake Austin Culver can help answer your questions concerning a proposed Joint Parenting Plan in a matrimonial and/or family case, and Blake can help evaluate your specific situation.
New Changes to Illinois Divorce and Family Law
Effective January 1, 2016, the term "parental responsibility" will be used in place of the term "custody." Also, the term "parenting time" will be used in place of the term "visitation" with respect to time during which a parent is responsible for exercising caretaking functions and non-significant decision-making responsibilities regarding the child.
A Joint Parenting Plan is utilized when both parents have agreed to have joint parental responsibility of the minor child or children. Under Illinois law, a Joint Parenting Plan specifies, among other things, each parent's powers, rights, and responsibilities for the personal care of the minor child or children and for the significant decisions, such as education, extracurricular activities, health care, and religious training. Moreover, a Joint Parenting Plan provides the parenting time schedule. For more information regarding parental responsibilities and parenting time, see Parental Responsibility/Child Custody. For more information concerning modification of an allocation judgment or parenting plan, see Modification. And, for more information regarding enforcement of an allocation judgment or parenting plan, see Enforcement or Contempt.
Because of the complexity and the significant legal implications involved in the preparation and the drafting of a proposed Joint Parenting Plan, it is prudent to seek the counsel of a dedicated matrimonial and family law attorney. At Richard W. Culver, Ltd., trusted attorney Blake Austin Culver can help you learn more about the possible terms and provisions contained within a proposed Joint Parenting Plan.
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to a proposed Joint Parenting Plan in a matrimonial and/or family law case, call 847-382-2900 or complete the contact form to arrange a confidential initial consultation at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. Evening and weekend appointments are available in order to accommodate clients' schedules.