Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

What advice do you give clients who are fighting for custody of their children?

Chicago, IL family law attorney Michael Lodermeier shares his advice for clients who are fighting for custody of their children.

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when somebody comes into my office
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and is seeking to fight for custody of
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their children
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my number one piece of advice is to
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start documenting
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everything that’s going on in the
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household
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right now and what i mean by documenting
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i don’t mean
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follow people around with cameras but
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take notes
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of dates and times of unique uh
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situations
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whether you think it’s important or not
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because you’re going to need that in the
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future
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to be able to detail out okay
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this is why i want to have custody this
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is why i should be the primary parent
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and these are the instances of things
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that occurred you know
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since we filed and then you also want to
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go back in time
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and try to recreate some situations that
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you recall
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where you can then with some certainty
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testify or talk about dates of things
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occurring
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what occurred who was there without
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those things
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fighting for custody and bringing up
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conclusions about a parent is
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meaningless
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the court wants examples and so my
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advice to
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to parties is to start
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putting together specifics with those
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dates and times
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it’s a good homework assignment that i
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like to give people so that they can do
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that over time so they’re not trying to
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rush around trying to figure these
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things out

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