When it comes to divorce decisions, child custody arrangements are always the most contentious. During this time it can also get particularly confusing as parents try to navigate the world of custody. Parents in Illinois may find themselves wondering, what is the difference between primary and legal custody? Who will be in charge of things like religious upbringing, medical decisions and extracurricular decisions?
It used to be that a mother was automatically granted custody of the children. However, in recent years there has been a shift as both parents are being given more of a fair shot when it comes to obtaining primary custody of their children. This in turn has resulted in many more fathers being awarded sole physical custody.