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  • Understanding Child Custody Laws in Illinois

    May 15, 2024

    Child custody Types of Child Custody in Illinois Illinois law recognizes two main types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Each type can be awarded solely to one parent or jointly to both parents. Legal Custody Legal custody refers to the right and responsibility to make significant decisions regarding the child's life, including education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. In Illinois, joint legal custody is often preferred, allowing both parents to share in decision-making. However,...
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