Time spent with your children forms the basis for a lasting relationship. In cases where parents are divorced or unmarried and not living together, the court will determine how parenting time and visitation is divided between you. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we are ranked among the top ten best visitations lawyers in Chicago by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. We were the first law firm in the area devoted exclusively to women’s and mothers’ rights, and you can trust us to work quickly to protect the relationship between you and your child.
Changes in state law have changed the way child custody and visitation is handled in Chicago. As opposed to awarding one parent sole custody, the Cook County Courts are generally in favor of parenting plans that allow each to share in the duties and responsibilities of raising children. There are cases in which the court may determine it is in the child’s best interests to remain primarily with one of the parents. This includes the following:
In these situations, it is important to have an experienced Chicago visitation lawyer on your side protecting you and your child. Based on the evidence in the case, the court may issue an order allowing the child to remain primarily with one parent, while the other is awarded a supervised or unsupervised visitation schedule.
Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the courts require parenting plans be submitted by both parties in child custody hearings. These parenting plans address issues such as the amount of time the child spends at the other parent’s home during the week and on weekends, along with the rights to visit at school, at recreational activities, and over holidays, birthdays, school breaks, and other special occasions. Considerations in making these arrangements include the safety of the child, the ability of the parent to meet the child’s needs, and their willingness to work with the other parent in ensuring the child’s best interests are served.
Issues pertaining to visitation rights may impact other relatives as well, such as siblings and grandparents. Our Chicago visitation lawyers can help you protect your child while advising you on the rights of these individuals in family court proceedings.
At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, you and your child’s well being is our top priority. When issues pertaining to custody and visitation jeopardize your relationship or their safety, our Chicago visitation lawyer is here to help.Call or contact our office online today and request a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.
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