Child Custody & Visitation

Giving Your Family The Tools You Need For A Strong Future

Divorce is difficult on the entire family, including your children. They must deal with some major upcoming life changes, and the emotional toll this takes can be hard to overcome. To make sure your children get the support and parenting time they need for a successful future, consult with the Law Office of Lynn A. Cohen. Our child custody attorney in Skokie listens to your concerns and closely examines your goals to keep your family in a positive position moving forward. We've served families throughout the north side of Chicago for more than 30 years.

How To Get Custody In Illinois

In Illinois, courts examine several factors and family laws when deciding on child custody. These include:

  • The parents' and children's wishes
  • The mental and physical health of all parties
  • The criminal history of the parents (if any)
  • The willingness and ability of each parent to maintain a strong relationship with the children

Depending on the case, you can pursue sole or joint custody as a primary residential custodian or not and come to an agreement that allows for one parent to have visitation rights regardless of the custody decisions you make.

Attorney Lynn Cohen seeks to reduce the stress and worry felt by children in this process and allows them to grow up happy and healthy with the resources they need to succeed. When you're in the process of divorcing your spouse, challenges sometimes arise when parents do not agree on what is in the best interest of the children, or if one parent is acting without considering the children. Pursuing a settlement is a great place to start working out these issues. The Law Office of Lynn A. Cohen can provide settlement solutions and alternatives that work for both parties.

If mediation is not possible, we're happy to take your case to court, fighting diligently on your behalf to protect your rights. You should not have to back down during a divorce — instead, work with a respected divorce attorney who always advocates for you and your children.

Contact An Experienced Child Custody Lawyer

To schedule an appointment, please call 847-674-3000 or contact the firm online.