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Kane County Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Attorneys Helping Clients in Elgin, Geneva, and Aurora

Child custody is often the most difficult mountain to climb in divorce cases. Parents want what is best for their children, but sometimes emotions get in the way and both parties may find it difficult to come to an agreement regarding what is in the child's best interest. Whether a child custody matter requires a skilled negotiator or an aggressive litigator, it is also important to find an attorney who is well-versed in child custody state statues.

At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we are skilled in handling all types of child custody issues throughout Illinois. We have the experience to help you negotiate your case with your ex-partner and the tenacity to represent you effectively in court. Our attorneys will fight for what is best for you and your children's best interests because we know their well-being is important to you. We have worked for many years with families in custody matters and understand the challenges and goals you have, and represent your interests both in settlement negotiations and at trial if necessary.

Child Custody Matters in Kane County

Generally, a negotiated child custody agreement is less time consuming and less costly for all parties involved. However, when this is not possible, the issues must be taken to court. Our lawyers have successfully resolved courtroom issues for clients, such as:

Not only should the parents' wishes be considered in these types of child custody cases, but also the best living situation for the children should be taken into account. We try resolve all child custody matters as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting and negotiation parenting agreements that consider all of the following divorce and child custody issues:

  • Living arrangements;
  • Healthcare;
  • Education and day care;
  • Religion;
  • Household rules;
  • Discipline;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Parental responsibilities; and
  • Emergency decision-making guidelines.

Help for Your Children and Your Family

A comprehensive parenting plan can help prepare for future needs and maintain a good relationship between ex-partners. Though negotiated child custody agreements are preferred, we know that not all cases can be handling outside of the courtroom. We are prepared to litigate on your behalf and aggressively argue before a judge.

If you need assistance with a child custody dispute or other family law matter, contact The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. at 630-462-9500 to schedule an initial consultation. Our Kane County attorneys have decades of experience in handling family law matters throughout the state of Illinois, including the towns of Aurora, Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, Elburn, and Elgin.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • Client's Choice Award AVVO
    Clients' Choice
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