Allocation of Parental Responsibilities


Resolving conflicts about parenting the children.

Bruzgul & Associates provides strategic counsel to protect your parental rights while trying to find practical and forward-thinking solutions.

What is meant by the allocation of parental responsibilities and developing a parenting plan?

On January 1, 2016, the legislature enacted major revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The goal of the revised Act is to foster cooperation between the parents in the parenting and care of their children. The terms visitation and custody are no longer used and have been replaced with the terms parental responsibilities and duties.

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The Illinois family courts have shifted to a presumption of shared parental responsibilities. The goal is to reach an amicable parenting plan that encourages parents who are no longer together, to cooperate and communicate in raising their children by sharing parental duties and responsibilities.

Our highly experienced attorneys provide sensitive, customized services for you.

We will strive for settlement to minimize the cost and stress, but will be preparing your case for court in the event that negotiations break down. We are both negotiators and trial lawyers, and use our skills to assist our Client reach workable parenting plans — plans that are entered into judgments by the Court. These plans are designed to ensure that children have access to both of their parents, based upon the specific considerations of each case.

We are proven trial lawyers and will forcefully assert your rights in contested proceedings to resolve the allocation of parental responsibilities and develop a parenting plan. However, in some cases, should a parent be detrimental to the wellbeing of the child, we will fight to protect you and your children from that parent.

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