Split Custody in Illinois
Specifically, imagine a couple with two teenage children, a boy, and a girl. In a split custody arrangement, the daughter might spend the majority of her time with her father while the son spends the majority with the mother.
The reasons for this potential split are numerous and include the siblings not getting along, or one sibling not wanting to transfer schools if one spouse is moving.
Courts tend not to favor this type of arrangement unless there are justifiable circumstances and it is truly in the best interest of both children to live apart. With the passage of the new law in 2016, the term “custody” has been thrown out in favor of “parenting responsibilities” and “parenting time”.
In this context, a split custody arrangement would mean that responsibilities and parenting time would be divided differently for each child instead of universally for all of the children.
References: Changes from the New Law
Child Custody Articles & Frequent Questions
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