Helping You Preserve And Protect The Time You Spend With Your Child

Child custody decisions have a personal component and a legal component. The parents will need to make important and binding decisions regarding their children during a difficult time. At Ryan Family Law P.C., our attorneys are aware of the difficulties and sensitive to the needs of parents. Our attorneys provide comprehensive child custody representation, handling initial determinations, modifications and enforcement actions.

For almost 30 years, our Elgin-based law firm has helped parents throughout the Fox Valley area arrive at sound child custody and visitation agreements. Our lawyers use a team-oriented approach, are sensitive to our clients' needs and place a large emphasis on communicating with clients.

Assisting With All Issues Connected To Child Custody And Visitation/Parenting Time

We provide complete representation to parents. Whether you are currently involved in a divorce or have a post-divorce issue, you can trust that our experienced attorneys will seek the best possible result on your behalf. We can assist with any of the following child custody and visitation issues:

  • Initial determinations of child custody and visitation: We clearly and concisely draft custody and visitation agreements to protect the rights of parents and the best interests of the children. We aim at drafting custody agreements in a manner that prevents disputes from developing in the future. Custody and visitation agreements impact people's lives for years. We can draft agreements that provide directives for legal custody, physical custody and visitation schedules.
  • Child support: In Illinois, child support is calculated by statutory guidelines. Our attorneys handle initial determinations of child support. Whether you will be making support payments or receiving support payments, we can ensure the fair amount is calculated.
  • Modification: In the years following a divorce, things can change. People can remarry, lose their jobs, get higher paying jobs and relocate to another state or country. We handle modifications of existing child custody and support orders. A modification can be granted when there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Whether you have primary custody and wish to relocate with your children due to a new job, oppose a requested modification or have any other post-divorce matter, our law firm can help.
  • Enforcement: Our attorneys assist with enforcement actions regarding child custody as well as child support. Parents must comply with court orders regarding custody and support. If they fail to do so, the other party can take legal action to enforce the court order.

The very nature of the emotions involved in these disputes often means that these will be high-conflict cases. It is our goal to help you and your co-parent focus on solutions rather than the problems that you are having with one another.

While this approach has helped many families, it may not be right for your situation. If we have to litigate to get results in your case, know that we are ready to present your case to the courts.

How We Can Help You And Your Family

We know that this is an emotional time for you, and we want you to feel like you can talk to us about what is happening. To schedule your free, half-hour consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office at 847-586-0161 or send us an email.