Kane County, IL child custody lawyerParents who get divorced in Illinois are required by law to submit a parenting plan to the court. A parenting plan is a legal document that outlines the parameters of child custody, such as:

  • Whether the parents share joint custody or if one of the parents has sole custody

  • How the parents split parenting time, otherwise known as physical custody

  • How decision-making responsibilities are divided between the parents

  • Transportation arrangements for shuttling the child between the parents

  • Parenting schedules

Hopefully, the parents will be able to communicate with each other and place the best interests of their child first. In that case, they will probably submit a joint parenting plan to the court. Otherwise, each parent must submit his or her own. Either way, a parenting plan should be created with the help of an experienced Illinois attorney