Co-parenting typically involves making decisions, such as where a child will attend school, what sports an adolescent will play, what physicians the child sees, and what religious institution a child will attend. However, such decisions can be exceedingly difficult, especially after a highly contentious divorce. To facilitate a smoother co-parenting relationship, it is critical to explicitly address in a Joint Parenting Agreement (“JPA”) how important decisions regarding your child’s welfare will be made.
As an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer and child custody attorney, I help clients in crafting a JPA that is best for them and their children while seeking to avoid contentious co-parenting disputes. Call Rockford Family Law today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and how we can assist in constructing a methodical and thorough parenting agreement.