Scared child aloneThis is the first post in a series which will discuss when Peoria, Illinois fathers may file for an emergency change of child custody. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that many dads may be unsure of how to proceed when their son or daughter is in danger. For obvious reasons, such situations are stressful. It is important that you understand your options and how to proceed in such cases. If you need assistance the contact a lawyer immediately.

Over my coming articles I will address several topics. Matters which I will analyze include:

  • When the Court will consider the matter an “emergency”
  • Signs that your child may be in danger
  • Whether one should contact Child Protective Services
  • The process of filing for an emergency change of custody

These are important topics to address. First, it is not uncommon for parents to consider a situation to be an emergency when, in fact, it is not. Understanding what is, and what is not, an emergency is vital to how your case will proceed. Second, there are several warning signs of danger that a father should be aware of. Third, depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to quickly call Child Protective Services. Finally, understanding the process of filing for an emergency custody change is important to making sure that things go smoothly.

One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact a fathers’ rights lawyer immediately if you believe that your child is in danger. The longer you wait to take action then the more likely a Court may be to view the situation as not being an “emergency.” The Court, for obvious reasons, would likely believe that if the case was an emergency then you would have taken immediate action. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Peoria attorney.

I also service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.