Child Custody Attorneys in St. Clair County, IL in Belleville

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Child Custody Attorneys in St. Clair County, IL in Belleville

St. Clair County and Belleville, Illinois Child Custody and Visitation Lawyers

If you face a child custody problem in St. Clair County, Illinois, Stange Law Firm, PC can help you. We will help you understand what your local courts expect and how we can help you resolve the issue as effectively as possible to meet your goals.

Every family law judge brings a different set of values to court. While it is true that courts look at what is in the best interest of the child, knowing the court procedures and values of St. Clair County, Illinois judges is invaluable.

This includes being familiar and comfortable with the terms “allocate parental responsibilities and parenting time” and “Parenting Plan”. This is how what used to be “custody” and “visitation” is resolved in Illinois as of 2016. We have always sought to achieve comprehensive solutions for our clients, so we feel this change is tailor-made for our approach.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we are familiar with how St. Clair County, IL judges view custody issues. At Stange Law Firm, PC, you have the benefit of experience, knowledge and insight guiding you through the process no matter where you live in St. Clair County.

Our attorneys have received awards for family law and divorce, as mentioned in their biographies. Founding Partner Kirk Stange has been named a Super Lawyers Honoree by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine since 2015. Mr. Stange has also been named to the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

You can also obtain more information about the St. Clair County Family Court by going to the following links:

From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculator for Illinois.

Ready To Help You With Your Child Custody Matter in Belleville, Illinois in St. Clair County

We have experience in all areas of St. Clair County child custody law, including:

New Illinois Child Custody Term

In Illinois, what used to be refered to as “child custody” is now referred to as “allocation of parent responsibilities.” In Illinois the court may “allocate” to each parent and allow for both parents to make important decisions in the child’s life. This will allow for both individuals that are involved in the decision making for the child to have mutual input, even if both of the parties do not collaborate well. These areas that include the important decision making for the child are: health, education, religion, and extracurricular activities.

Contact a St. Clair County, Illinois and Belleville Child Custody Attorney

Are you looking to hire an experienced family law attorney to help you with your child custody matter? If so, contact us online or by phone to schedule a confidential consultation at any of our St. Clair County Office:

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL Office: 618-310-3711 Click to learn more about this location. 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101, Belleville, Illinois 62221.


Full Service Child Custody Representation

Our child custody practice focuses on protecting the wellbeing of children and the rights of parents. We handle issues such as:
Often called parenting time, visitation is the amount of time a noncustodial parent spends with his or her child. We can handle a broad spectrum of visitation matters.
Creating a parenting plan
Getting visitation rights means drafting a parenting plan that works. We can help.
Relocation with a child
Courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody and visitation orders. So, when a parent wants to move, it is usually necessary to get the court's permission first. Failure to do so can put your time with your child in jeopardy.
Enforcement of orders
If a parent fails to follow a child custody order, it may be possible to take him or her to court to enforce the order.
Contempt of court
If you are found to have repeatedly ignored a court order, you may be found in contempt of court.
Modification of orders:
When you need a court order changed, you can work with the experienced attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC.
Custody Issues for Nonmarried Parents
Next to divorce actions, paternity cases (custody and support cases between unmarried parents) are among the most common cases in family law.
Parental Rights
Parents are often concerns about their parental rights, especially fathers in certain circumstances.
Family Access Motions
If you are being denied access to your children, you may want to consider a family access motion.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
If you have jurisdictional issues involving your custody case, you will want an attorney familiar with the UCCJEA.
Custody Evaluations
If you have a complex custody case where psychological issues or abuse may be in play, you might want to consider a child custody evaluation
Hague Convention
If you are dealing with an international child custody dispute, and perhaps child abduction, knowing about the Hague Convention is often critical.
Third-Party Custody
If you are not the biological parents, in certain cases all may not be lost. You might have a right to third party custody in certain situations.
Fertility and Surrogacy
Fertility and surrogacy is a growing area of the law for those who want children.
In some custody cases, parties might live far apart. This can result in difficult child custody cases with transportation at issue.

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