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Illinois Child Custody Factors

In Illinois, the court shall consider all relevant factors without regard to gender including:

(A) the wishes of the child’s parent or parents as to his custody;

(B) the wishes of the child as to his custodian;

(C) the interaction and interrelationship of the child with his parent or parents, his siblings and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interest;

(D) the child’s adjustment to his home, school and community;

(E) the mental and physical health of all individuals involved;

(F) the physical violence or threat of physical violence by the child’s potential custodian, whether directed against the child or directed against another person;

(G) the occurrence of ongoing or repeated abuse, whether directed against the child or directed against another person; and

(H) the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the other parent and the child. (750 Illinois Compiled Statutes - Chapter 5 - Sections: 602, 603 and 610)