Child Custody in Illinois

HOW IS CUSTODY DETERMINED IN ILLINOIS?

In determining custody, the Court will always look to the best interests of the child or the children.  Some factors the Court may look at are: the wishes of the parents and the child, relationships between the child with the parents and other family members, health of the parties, and a child’s adjustment to his environment, among other factors.

One factor that is very important but is often dismissed, at least by the parents who might be in the midst of a contentious custody battle, Continue reading