Naperville Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

Helping Clients throughout Chicago and the Western Suburbs with Divorce and Family Law Matters

Naperville, Illinois – the county seat of DuPage County – is located about 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. With easy access to the city, and O’Hare and Midway International Airports, Naperville is popular suburb of Chicago. Naperville is home to a number of dining, shopping, and commercial options, as well as the Naperville Public Library and the College of Naperville.

Many families live in and around Naperville and, unfortunately, divorce is a reality for some of those families. If you are going through a divorce or have post-divorce legal issues, look no further than Naperville divorce attorney, Elliot Heidelberger. For more than 45 years, he has been representing clients in Naperville and the surrounding suburbs with a variety of family law matters, including child support, child custody, visitation, and grandparent rights issues.

Contact Naperville divorce attorney, Elliot Heidelberger at (847) 497-5020

Child Custody and Visitation Matters

Child custody options include either joint custody or sole custody. Joint custody is when the parents share in decision-making authority, whereas sole custody designates one parent was the sole decision-maker with respect to major parenting decisions, such as education and religion.

Even if one parent has sole custody, the non-custodial parent generally will still be afforded some amount of visitation rights. In determining the appropriate visitation arrangement, the court will consider a number of factors including the following:

  • Length of visits
  • Frequency of visits
  • Whether visits include overnights and weekend time.
  • Age of the child
  • Contact the non-custodial parent had with the child prior to the proposed visitation schedule
  • Whether the non-custodial parent can care for the child alone if the child is an infant or toddler

In some cases, grandparents, great-grandparents, and siblings may request visitation rights. Grandparent visitation rights are complicated and legal complex situations, however, so it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced Illinois child visitation attorney like Elliot Heidelberger.

Oftentimes circumstances change such that a modification to an existing child custody or visitation arrangement is warranted. Court approval is needed for any modification to an existing custody or visitation arrangement and our Naperville family lawyer is well-versed in handling a number of post-decree modification issues.

Helping Clients with the Full Range of Divorce Issues

As a dedicated Naperville divorce attorney, Elliot Heidelberger helps clients with the full range of divorce issues in addition to family law matters, such as property division, and spousal maintenance. He is particularly well-equipped to help high-net worth clients and individuals with complex marital estates manage their divorce property division so that a favorable outcome can be reached.

Contact Naperville divorce lawyer, Elliot Heidelberger at (847) 497-5020