Visitation arrangements are a common element of child custody proceedings across the state of Illinois and the entire country. Divorcing and unmarried parents often develop visitation plans on their own, but there are also instances when such decisions are made by a family law judge. It's for that reason that parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with some of the factors that are taken into consideration by the court when determining child visitation arrangements.
While prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common among Illinois couples at all income levels, they are typically used in marriages involving substantial amounts of assets. The divorce settlement recently reached in one high-profile case reflects the fact that a prenuptial agreement was never signed by the two parties involved.
While most people may assume that family law revolves around divorce and child custody issues, the lawyers at Johnson & Johnson, attorneys at law, are also experienced at handling a number of other issues, such as legal guardianship and conservatorship. If you are considering establishing guardianship for a loved one, or are interested in addressing concerns over current conservatorship arrangements, it is helpful to be aware of how each role is regarded under the law.
Given that more couples across the state of Illinois and the entire country are choosing to have children out of wedlock than ever before, it is incredibly important that biological fathers understand their rights and obligations under the law. If you are interested in pursuing child custody and/or visitation rights to your child, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about how paternity is determined and enforced.