St. Charles Child Visitation Lawyers
Parenting Time Attorneys Serving Bloomingdale, Naperville, and Lombard
In Illinois, parents have a right to reasonable parenting time with their children. In some cases, grandparents may also have visitation privileges. Negotiating and litigating how and when parenting time occurs can be a complex matter. It is important to have an attorney who understands the laws and how to protect your rights. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, our attorneys are skilled and experienced in handling parenting time and visitation issues. Whether you are seeking to restrict the other parent's parenting time or are fighting to spend more time with your child, we will work hard to represent your wishes and the best interests of your children.
Restricting Parenting Time in Illinois
There are some circumstances where restrictions on parenting time are warranted. These include concerns over neglect and abuse, as well as domestic violence and substance abuse, among others. In order to restrict the parenting time of a parent in Illinois, you must prove to the court that such a restriction is necessary. In many instances, there will be a full court hearing with witnesses and other evidence presented to the court. Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who will work with you to prepare your case and will be fully prepared to prove your case to the court. When there is a concern for the safety and well-being of the children, we always prepare thoroughly and fight aggressively on their behalf.
Modifying Visitation Orders
As circumstances in a family change, visitation and parenting time orders often must change accordingly. For example, as children get older, more frequent visits and overnight visits are often arranged. When living arrangements change, parenting plans may need to change with them, including exchange of the children in public places, curbside, or in neutral locations. We can help you petition for a modification that will address your children's needs while protecting your parental rights.
New Approach to Visitation
Recently enacted changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act have impacted the state's approach to parental visitation. The most major change is a shift from visitation toward a more involved concept of parenting time. Even a parent granted minimal parental responsibilities under the new law will reasonable rights to parenting time with the child. Restrictions and limits on parenting time may be enforced just as before, based on necessity and the child's best interests.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we are familiar with all of the issues that can arise in visitation or parenting time cases. We offer strong advocacy for the needs of our clients and the interests of their children. Contact us at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 today for a free initial consultation. We have five convenient offices to serve you, including Lombard, Bloomingdale, St. Charles, Naperville, and Chicago.