50 / 50 Parenting Time
There is nothing in the law favoring or disfavoring an equal division of time between parental households. Indeed, Illinois law specifically states that the "maximum involvement... of both parents... is in the best interest of the child."1 While there is much to be said for a child spending equal or nearly equal time with both parents, our experience is that a one-month-here-then-one-month-there scenario (or two, three, six months) usually proves too difficult for most families. A better and more workable plan would have the child go back and forth on a more frequent basis.
Too many factors come in to play for there to be any type of one-size-fits-all formula. The distance between the households, the arrangements for transportation, work schedules, school schedules, and more will determine your parenting schedule. Call our attorneys for information and help on your case. We have decades of experience with thousands of families.