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coparents, Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois child custody lawyer,All family law matters are inherently emotionally charged, and are often contentious. This is particularly true for matters involving children. Facing a child custody dispute can be difficult for both the parents and the child involved.

The law requires that custody matters are determined prioritizing the best interests of the child. Using this standard, Illinois law requires divorcing parents to complete a Joint Parenting Agreement. These agreements can be complicated, as can state divorce law. If you are considering a divorce and want information regarding a parenting plan, contact an experienced family law attorney in Illinois for help, and for answers to any of your family law-related questions. By working with a family law attorney, you can create a parenting plan between you and your child’s other parent that works for everyone involved.

What Is a Parenting Plan?

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"I am going to court in a few days to get my divorce finalized. I am represented by an attorney. What should I expect when I go into court before the judge?"

If you were the one that initially filed for an uncontested divorce, your attorney will ask you a series of questions in order to “prove up” the terms of your divorce agreement. If your husband was the one that filed then the judge will ask some initial questions.

For the moment, let’s assume that you have filed for divorce and have hired an attorney but your husband has not. When you go into the courtroom your attorney will approach the judge and introduce themselves, state that they are representing you, and explain to the judge that your husband is representing himself without an attorney.

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