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DuPage County family law attorney, child custodyCurrently, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) determines the factors the court considers when deciding the best interests of the child during child custody disputes. As the law stands today, the court issues physical and/or legal custody to a single parent or both parents. These categories are commonly referred to as joint or sole custody. Essentially, if the parents do not cooperate, one parent will be granted custody and the other will be granted visitation, creating a winner/loser scenario.

The IMDMA directs the court to consider certain factors when evaluating the best interests of the child at issue in the child custody proceedings. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Wishes of the child;

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