Compassionate And Knowledgeable Guidance In Child Custody Disputes And Other Issues
In a family legal dispute, the greatest concern parents have is the well-being of the children involved. At Mitchell Highlander, LLC, we understand and appreciate how important it is to protect your children during your legal matter.
Whether you are involved in a custody dispute, need help enforcing a child support order, or require a modification to an existing custody arrangement or child support amount, we can help.
Family lawyer Mitchell Highlander, LLC is an experienced and dedicated advocate for her clients and their children. Throughout your case, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your goals. In every action we take, we will keep you informed about what is happening and work with you to ensure that we are doing what is best for you and your children.
Custody, Visitation And “Allocation Of Parental Responsibilities”
Courts determine custody and visitation matters according to the best interests of the child. This means courts will look at the role each parent has in the child’s life, the relationships between the parents and a variety of other factors to determine what arrangement will be best for the children involved. Illinois courts do not factor in the gender of the parent when making a decision.
We can help you craft a parenting plan with the other parent that is best suited to your family situation. If necessary, we can protect your relationship in court.
Need A Modification?
Life doesn’t end at divorce. A job change, medical emergency or other issue may mean that your support order is no longer right for your situation. If you have experienced a significant change in circumstances, you can petition the court for a modification. But you must be proactive and file a petition as soon as you realize a support order is no longer appropriate. The current order will be in force until the court modifies it.
Please note that in Illinois, child support laws recently changed to an “income shares” model. If you have been paying support for a long time, your income might have changed and you might be entitled to a modification.
Schedule An Initial Consultation Today
You can reach attorney Mitchell Highlander, LLC by calling 618-803-4022 or telling us about your legal matter online. We represent clients in a variety of legal issues involving minor children throughout Madison, St. Clair and Bond counties. We are conveniently located in Maryville and O’Fallon, Illinois.