Child custody determination is supposed to be — must be — about the well-being and best interests of your children. Unfortunately, the other parent or a family court judge may not define "best interests" the same way you do. Protecting your child and your own parental rights requires not only clear priorities and personal resolve, but the best legal representation you can muster.
Attorney Jeffery M. Leving is a nationally recognized authority on the issue of child custody and was instrumental in drafting Illinois' current joint custody law. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering efforts in the field of fathers' rights, helping to ensure that children grow up with the benefit of two loving and nurturing parents. Fully appreciating the gravity of custody issues in the lives of children and parents, he has hand-picked an impressive team of litigators from across the country and gathered them together at The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.
"Shared parenting has been called 'the best gift a divorcing couple can give their children.' I truly believe it is the best available antidote for the family devastation caused by divorce."
— Jeffery Leving, in Fathers' Rights
Nationally Known Advocates For Custody Disputes
Our accomplished child custody attorneys can capably and faithfully represent you in all custody-related matters, no matter how legally complex or emotionally charged:
Our Chicago family law practice serves parents not only in Cook County and statewide Illinois, but across the United States. We have been involved in some of the most high-profile and high-conflict custody cases in the country, including the sensationalized international custody battle over Elian Gonzalez, in which Jeffery Leving rightfully reunited the boy with his Cuban father.
You may be seeking physical and legal custody for your child's welfare. Or you may be the noncustodial parent seeking assurance that you will continue to play a primary role in your son or daughter's life. Regardless of the circumstances — divorcing or never married — you can count on The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., for compassionate counsel and solutions that center around your child's best interests. In the event that your custody dispute is escalated to litigation, you can also depend on us for strategic and aggressive representation in court.
Fatherhood After Divorce
About 60 percent of divorcing couples have kids, and thus approximately 1 million children each year experience the divorce of their parents. Kids adjust and adapt, especially when the parents are able to reach a reasonable and healthy agreement on co-parenting. But the emotional toll and the long-term aftermath for children cannot be overstated when dads are marginalized in the determination of custody and visitation. In custody proceedings, we believe it is critically important that fathers be encouraged and enabled to take an active role in their child's upbringing even when the parents go their separate ways.
Rely On Our Reputation For Success
The lawyers of The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving are experienced and skilled at clarifying the child custody and visitation guidelines that will be best in your family's situation. Call our office at 312-702-0862 and contact us online to schedule a confidential and strategic consultation.