Illinois recently changed its laws to use the term ‘parenting time’ instead of ‘visitation,’ but parents’ rights to engage in a healthy, solid relationship with their children remain the same. However, regardless of whether you are involved in a parenting time issue in a divorce case or paternity matter, it can be difficult to understand the relevant statutes and court rules. Plus, these cases are very personal in nature, so you likely experience stress due to the uncertainties.
Our Arlington Heights parenting time lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. are committed to easing your anxieties by providing knowledgeable, compassionate representation in these types of cases. We have the necessary experience to protect your interests in visitation matters, allowing you to focus on time with your child. Please contact our firm at 312-624-7645 or via our website to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more about parenting time in Illinois by reviewing the following important information.
Parenting time regarding a minor child typically arises in one of two situations:
Generally, the non-residential parent has the right to spend time with the child. An appropriate parenting time order will be entered, so long as domestic violence, criminal conduct, or other circumstances do not pose a threat to the child.
There are multiple provisions under Illinois law regarding visitation, but one factor outweighs all other considerations in parenting time – the child’s best interests. Beyond meeting that standard, other statutory sections cover:
Our legal services include representation in all types of parenting time matters. Since Illinois law encourages parents to reach an agreement on visitation, you may need assistance with negotiations, drafting the necessary documents, and presenting the agreement to the judge. As long as the parenting time arrangement is in accordance with the child’s best interests, it will likely be approved. We can assist with preparing and entering the proper court orders.
However, if you cannot agree, parenting time disputes develop, or you must enforce a court order, it will be necessary to go to court. Our lawyers have extensive litigation skills and experience, so we are prepared to fight for your parenting time rights in court.
For more information, please schedule a free consultation with our Arlington Heights parenting time attorneys at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. You can reach us online or give us a call at 312-624-7645. We assist clients throughout Chicagoland and Northern Illinois, and we look forward to guiding you through complicated parenting time issues.