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If you’re a father going through a divorce or thinking about separating from the mother of your children, you may have concerns that your gender will be at a disadvantage in family court.  No doubt, you have a lot of questions about how divorce will affect your relationship with your children.  For men passionate about being a father, it’s important to work with a  father’s rights lawyer early in the divorce process as the decisions made now will impact you and your children for a lifetime. It can be tempting to want to hurry through the divorce process to put it behind you.

Feel like the odds are stacked against you? With an Anderson Boback & Marshall lawyer who understands fathers rights by your side, you’ll be ready to fight for your rights and preserve the important bond you have with your children.

A father’s rights lawyer understands your rights as a father and the importance of a child custody arrangement that explores all areas of the father’s custody rights and truly takes into account what’s best for your children. Anderson Boback & Marshall provides the critical experience needed to fight for fathers and custody arrangements in the best interest of the children.

Custody Rights for Fathers in Illinois

Long gone are the days with mothers staying home solely in charge of raising the children. As a father, you’ve shared the responsibility of caring for and building a strong relationship with your children. Going through a divorce does not have to change the importance of your role as a father. Today, dads are and can be as involved as they want to be in all aspects of raising their children and your child custody arrangement should reflect that.

When you’re facing a divorce or separation, one of the most important things you can do is talk to a father’s rights attorney about your custody rights. In Illinois, custody agreements are now referred to as Allocation Judgments, where both the mother’s and father’s custody rights are detailed in a plan allocating each parent’s responsibilities. A child allocation plan details specific issues related to the child such as how much time will be spent with the child, how they will be transported back and forth, and who is responsible for decision-making on behalf of the child.

Fathers can be as involved as they want to be with child allocation judgments in Illinois since the law allows parents to choose areas of responsibility. Mothers can be responsible for school decisions while fathers make decisions regarding extracurricular activities or things like medical care. While both parents want what’s best for their children, the reality is many divorcing parents find it challenging to agree on a child allocation plan. Cases become even more complex and emotionally charged when a parent wants to move out of the state.

It’s never too early to speak with a child custody lawyer in Chicago from an experienced law firm concentrating on Illinois family law to get the answers that you need and effective representation of your custody rights as a father.

A father’s rights lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in representing fathers in family law cases. They advocate for fathers’ rights in matters such as child custody, parenting time (sometimes referred to as “visitation”), child support, and other parental rights issues.

These attorneys typically handle a range of issues including child custody disputes, visitation rights, paternity cases, child support, fathers’ rights in divorce proceedings, and modifications of existing court orders.

While the term suggests a focus on fathers, these attorneys may also represent mothers or any parent seeking legal representation in family law matters. Their emphasis is often on ensuring fair and equal treatment for fathers in family court.

Child custody decisions are typically based on the best interests of the child. “Father’s rights” attorneys work to present evidence and arguments that demonstrate their client’s ability to provide a stable and loving environment for the child.

Fathers, like mothers, have the right to seek custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the child. “Father’s rights” attorneys work to ensure that fathers have an equal opportunity to be involved in their children’s lives.

Child support is often calculated based on factors like income, parenting time, and the child’s needs. “Father’s rights” attorneys advocate for fair and reasonable child support arrangements, taking into account the financial circumstances of both parents.

Yes, these attorneys often assist fathers in establishing paternity, asserting their parental rights, or contesting paternity claims.

In divorce cases, “father’s rights” attorneys work to ensure that fathers are treated fairly in matters such as property division, alimony, and, if applicable, child custody and support.

A father can consult with a “father’s rights” attorney to discuss the specific circumstances and explore legal options. This may involve filing a motion to modify an existing court order or seeking enforcement of rights through legal channels.

The cost varies depending on the attorney’s experience, location, and the complexity of the case. Many attorneys offer initial consultations to discuss the case and provide fee information.

It’s important to note that the answers to these questions may vary depending on jurisdiction and specific case details. Individuals seeking legal advice should consult with an attorney for guidance tailored to their situation.

A Father’s Rights Lawyer You Can Trust

Anderson Boback & Marshall are trusted and skilled negotiators with a track record a success representing fathers. We work with fathers every day to determine amicable child allocation plans designed for the best interest of the child or children. Once the child allocation plan is approved by the judge it becomes enforceable by the court and must be adhered to by both parties.

Make sure your child allocation plan takes into account your custody rights as a father before it is approved by the court.

It’s important to know your child allocation plan can only be altered with a legal modification. Don’t wait to get started on the plan that is in the best interest of you and your children. Contact the highly respected law firm of Anderson Boback & Marshall to speak with a father’s rights lawyer that will fight for you.

Kimberly Anderson and Jessica Marshall

Anderson Boback & Marshall are family law attorneys that are highly respected in the State of Illinois, providing skilled legal counsel on all family law matters in Chicago and Cook County. Contact us today to develop the best child allocation plan for your unique situation and gain peace of mind from top Chicago father’s rights lawyer.

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