Feb 2, 2020

Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

A lawyer is non-negotiable for anyone going through a divorce, especially if children are involved. As a parent, you’re naturally going to want to settle on some sort of legally bound custody agreement with your ex-spouse. Continue reading for some of the signs you need to hire a child custody lawyer.

Your ex is working with an attorney to get custody

If you haven’t hired an attorney, and you know or have a suspicion that your ex is already consulting an attorney, you need to hire someone soon. If you fail to hire counsel on your behalf in a timely manner, the outcome may not be in your favor.

If you have any reason to believe your children are in danger

We understand that divorces happen for several reasons, and unfortunately, one common reason is a physically or emotionally abusive spouse. If you have a knot in your stomach every time your ex has your children, make sure to hire an attorney—they’ll be able to assist you in getting your children the lives they deserve.

Your ex lives in a different state or is remarrying

Once you begin the process of a divorce or custody battle that involves two states or another marriage, an attorney needs to get involved. Each state handles child custody, child support, and divorce differently. This is a complexity that only a professional should handle to ensure you complete the process correctly.

In addition to these signs you need to hire a child custody lawyer, we know that child support is also in the back of your mind. Whether you win full custody or you and your spouse agree to share custody, who’s going to pay child support? And how much? Your attorney will walk you through all these questions and provide obliging consultation.

If you’re currently in need of an Illinois child support attorney, look no further than Schiller DuCanto & Fleck. Our team of experienced lawyers is well-versed in assisting with all the questions you rightfully have. Contact us today for more information.

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