Many Illinois residents do not understand the child custody process and how time with a child is allotted. That's no surprise -- the process and the terminology can be misleading.
For Illinoisans with children, many of the biggest issues to resolve during a split involve children. Sometimes both parents want to be the primary caregiver; other times one parent wants the other parent to pay (what seems to the other parent to be) a princely sum for child support. This post will speak more about the first scenario: child custody.
Many Illinoisans have likely heard about the child custody lawsuit between a submariner and his former wife over their six-year-old daughter. The case made national headlines when it looked like a family-law court might take the child away from the submariner, while he was out to sea.