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FAQs About Child Custody Cases

Published on June 12th, 2019

For parents, the thought of not having full custody of their child is heartbreaking. Unfortunately, this is a reality that many divorcing families have to go through. Not only is this hard on the parents, but on the kids as well, as they often feel like they are caught between the two sides, ultimately letting one of their parents down. At the Crosby Law Firm, our custody attorney near Rockford, Il wants to help make the custody process as easy and painless as possible. Here are some FAQs to help get you started.

Q: What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

A: Legal custody refers to a parent’s ability to make a decision on behalf of your child. On the other hand, physical custody determines where a child lives. Because there are different types of custody battles that you can pursue, it is important that you consider all of your options before going to court.

Q: Is an unmarried mother required to file for custody?

A: The answer to this question depends on the state in which you live. In Illinois, the mother will retain full custody of the child if paternity is not established through court. Unwed fathers may be responsible for child support. Our custody attorney in Rockford, Il can help you through the ins and outs of this law.

Q: How do courts determine who gets custody?

A: There are many different factors that contribute to this decision, something that our team can help with on a case-by-case basis. At the end of the day, the court is always going to do what is best for the child.

If you have more questions about child custody, don’t hesitate to contact our team at the Crosby Law Firm for a free consultation.

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