St. Charles Child Visitation Lawyers
Parenting Time Attorneys Serving Bloomingdale, Joliet, and Lombard
In Illinois, parents have a right to reasonable and liberal visitation with their children. In some cases, grandparents may also have visitation privileges. Negotiating and litigating how and when visitation occurs can be a complex matter. It is important to have an attorney who understands the laws and how to protect your rights under law. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, our attorneys are skilled and experienced in handling visitation issues. Whether you are seeking to restrict the other parent's visitation or are fighting to spend more time with your child, we will work hard to represent your wishes and the best interests of the your children.
Restricting Visitation in Illinois
There are some circumstances where restrictions on visitation are warranted. These include concerns over neglect and abuse, as well as domestic violence and substance abuse, among others. In order to restrict the visitation 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, visitation must change with them including exchange of the children in public places, curbside or in neutral locations.
New Approach to Visitation
Recently enacted changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act have impacted the state's approach to parental vistitation. 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 normally have 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 5 convenient offices to serve you including Lombard, Bloomingdale, St. Charles, Joliet and Chicago.