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Parenting Time Allocation Lawyer

Divorce can be an incredibly difficult situation that is compounded when certain factors are involved. This is the case when the divorce involves a child or children, particularly if the parents have not been able to determine the best parenting time allocation. Determining how this time is distributed and which parent has the bulk of the parenting time for any of the children involved can be complicated and emotionally-charged. This is, of course, why you should consider investing in an experienced parenting time allocation attorney. The right lawyer will work with you to help ensure that you receive your fair share of parenting time and that your children are properly cared for.


With over 20 years of experience building a strong foundation to his career, Attorney Dan Florey is an especially skilled attorney who is familiar with the ins and outs of the court system in Illinois. He also fights passionately to ensure that his clients are well represented and that they receive the best outcomes possible for their cases. He’s a great choice as a divorce attorney and will fight to make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the process. All you need to do is reach out for additional information in order to see how Daniel J. Florey, Attorney at Law, can help you. 


What is parenting time allocation?

When you think of determining how much time each parent spends with a child post-divorce, what word comes to mind? The most obvious choice is probably the word “custody”. Until 2016, that was the word used to describe various parenting agreements including joint custody and sole custody. The beginning of 2016, however, marked a significant change in the wording of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.


The most notable change is that the word “custody” has been replaced with parenting time allocation. This might not seem like a huge change, but the fact of the matter is that this does change the way parenting responsibilities are decided. Instead of giving all of the responsibility to a custodial parent, for example, different issues can be allocated to different parents (or both parents). If one parent feels strongly about religion and the other does, then the parent who does might be given that responsibility as part of their parenting time allocation and parental responsibilities.


Parental Responsibility

Along with the removal of the word “custody” comes the idea of “parental responsibility”. This isn’t a new idea by any means, but the way in which it is paired with parenting time allocation is somewhat novel. The law says that parental responsibility is comprised of two main factors:

  • Parenting Time

  • Decision-Making Responsibilities


While parenting time – the time a parent can spend “parenting” their child – is fairly self-explanatory, it is worth noting that decision-making responsibilities are divided in four major areas:

  • Education

  • Religion

  • Health

  • Extra-curricular Activities


One or both parents might be made responsible for any of the above areas. The court considers a number of factors when it comes to determining parent responsibilities, including the child’s age, wishes, and ability to make smart decisions as well as the physical and mental health of both parents. The idea is to ensure that parents are able to make objectively smart decisions for their children.


Contact an experienced allocation of parenting time attorney today!

If you are going through a divorce and would like more information about parenting time allocation and the allocation of parental responsibilities, you should reach out today for help. We can help ensure that you receive the time with your children to which you are entitled.


Take the time to contact The Law Firm of Dan Florey today and ask how he can help represent you and uphold your rights. He even offers free consultations, so you can call without worrying about spending money just to have your case considered by a competent lawyer. Contact him today for more information!

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