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St. Charles Child Custody Lawyer

Illinois Child Custody and Support Lawyer

I am attorney Kevin W. Thomas, a child custody and support lawyer in St. Charles, Illinois. Through my law firm, I assist divorcing clients in resolving a variety of divorce-related disputes involving child custody and support.

In Illinois, the court makes parenting time decisions based on what is in the "best interest" of the child. If the parents cannot agree on a child custody arrangement, a court will determine the arrangement for them.

If you need a child custody or child support lawyer, contact me online or by calling 630-485-8012. I offer free consultations, and evening and weekend appointments are available.

Often, a judge will order custody to one or both parents, depending on how he or she believes a child's financial, material and emotional needs will be met best. The goal is usually to permit a child to have access to both parents while causing the least disruption to the child's life.

Illinois Child Custody Factors | St. Charles Child Custody Attorney

Illinois courts weigh several factors when determining custody. These include:

  • How successful the child has been in adjusting to new circumstances within the family, school and other groups
  • The quality of the child's parental relationships
  • Degree of existing responsibility by each parent for the child's care
  • The child's exposure to physical, sexual or substance abuse

I can discuss your individual circumstances with you in a free and confidential consultation. I will fight for your court-ordered custody rights, whether the situation involves your child or the child of a family member.

Achieving and Enforcing Illinois Child Support | Geneva Child Support Attorney

Illinois child support obligations are determined using a formula; however, the exact amount of child support a parent must pay — or will be ordered to receive — can vary depending upon personal and financial circumstances.

At The Law Office of Kevin W. Thomas, I advocate for parents and children concerning child support payments. I understand that most single parents find it difficult to provide for their children on one income; however, I also know mitigating factors like unemployment can limit a parent's ability to pay.

My goal is to do what is right for my clients, so their children receive the support they need. In pursuing this goal, I can help you seek a judgment, wage garnishment, or suspension of a business or professional license against a parent who refuses to pay his or her child support obligation.

Conversely, I can assist clients in pursuing child support modifications when their personal and financial circumstances change.

Contact Attorney Kevin W. Thomas Today | St. Charles, Illinois | 630-485-8012

If you seek a family law attorney who will both pursue and defend your child custody and child support rights, contact me online today or by calling 630-485-8012.

Kevin W. Thomas: A Family Attorney Who Understands Your Needs

Divorce FAQ

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How long will my divorce process take?

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You can be divorced in as little as three weeks if there are no children involved and everything has been agreed upon by the parties. If children are involved, the parents must first complete a court mandated parenting education class regarding divorce and its effects on children....

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Upon graduating from the John Marshall Law School in 1994, Kevin W. Thomas began his legal career as a lawyer with the Legal Aid Bureau in Chicago assisting low income families with family law matters. He has extensive experience...
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DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Committee
Kane County Bar Association Family Law Committee
Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
Illinois Supreme Court (Licensed Attorney)