Divorce impacts your children in many ways. Hiring an attorney who will be sensitive to achieving a resolution that keeps the best interests of your kids at heart is vital to ensuring that the children come through the process with some semblance of their lives intact. Because the court will decide parenting time issues with its focus on the best interests of the children, it is important to pursue this as your goal rather than let emotions take charge and make your case a bigger burden on the kids. An experienced lawyer can provide direction and insight regarding these important concerns in the legal process.
Under recent changes to Illinois law, the concept of child custody has been replaced by parenting time. The new laws involve a variety of issues that need to be resolved and retaining an experienced attorney is vital to navigating the requirements of the law in addressing all matters that will affect your children.
Marios N. Karayannis has handled hundreds of cases involving parenting time issues and has been involved in a significant number of cases that went to trial on this issue. He has the experience necessary to evaluate your case and provide you with reasonable expectations as to what your rights are and what you could expect the court to do if your case became contested. He understands that the cost of litigation in family court can be prohibitive and therefore understands his obligation to you to give you a frank assessment of what you can expect and what your reasonable chances for attaining a certain parenting time schedule would be.
In some cases, custody, under the former laws or parenting plans under the new law need to be changed because of circumstances that have arisen since a court last entered an order. Our attorney has handled many contested cases where a change was requested where the party seeking the change must prove by clear and convincing evidence it is appropriate. He has successfully obtained changes in cases where his client sought the change and has successfully defended against requested modifications where the other parent has sued his client