An often understated family law issue in Illinois is the rights mothers have with regard to child custody, especially since many cases that garner attention have to do with the father receiving certain rights, giving the impression that mothers are given full custody of children by rote. The reality is that this is not the case. Mothers who are in the midst of a dispute over custody with the other parent, are concerned about visitation, or have other worries must be cognizant of this and take steps to make certain their rights are protected.
There are times when a father takes steps to claim that the mother should not have custody even if she has been the main caregiver throughout the child’s life. In other instances, the mother works while simultaneously providing the necessary care and support for her child. Having a coherent plan to deal with this is one of the most important factors in any child custody case.
The number of family legal issues that come to the forefront in these circumstances is seemingly endless. We at the Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas PC know how to handle these manners in a competent and aggressive fashion. Whether it is child custody, visitation, child support, modification of support orders, paternity determinations, or relocating with a child, we guide our clients through these complicated and crucial legal issues.
Mothers who are embroiled in a dispute over any of the above-mentioned situations, or who simply require information, may need legal assistance to make certain their rights are protected. Contacting a legal professional with extensive experience in helping clients with mothers’ rights is a great first step to ensuring that a mother’s relationship and financial stability with regard to her child is maintained as fully as possible.