The Court entered an order for father to have primary parental decision-making authority for educational and healthcare decisions. And the majority of parenting time for the parties’ 2-year-old son.
Mother appealed. She argued that the court’s rulings were against the manifest weight of the evidence. The Appellate Court affirmed the Trial Court.
Evidence showed a very difficult relationship between the parents. And that both parents were responsible for some questionable decision-making. And the parents had extreme difficulties in communicating with each other.
Nonetheless, both parents appeared fit to care for the minor. The Court thoroughly reviewed the applicable statutory factors. The Court’s ruling is not against the manifest weight of the evidence. Most of the testimony by one party was contradicted by the other party. And the Trial Court’s credibility determinations will not be disturbed.
Jameson v. Williams, 2020 IL App (3d) 200048 (June 26, 2020) (Court opinion corrected 9/16/20.)