The End of Sole v. Joint Custody In Illinois

Did you know the law on child custody in Illinois has changed? On January 1, 2016, Illinois judges and attorneys began using the words “allocation of parental responsibilities” instead of custody to describe who is responsible for making decisions for a minor child and with whom a minor child spends time. Parental responsibilities are divided into two categories and can be allocated to one or both parents: Significant decision-making responsibilities, which include decisions for the minor child in regards to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities and religion; and Parenting time, which defines the time the minor child spends with either parent.

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