Though Illinois now uses the term parenting time to refer to visitation, the concept of ensuring a solid parent-child relationship remains the same. Though it may be an issue in a divorce case, parenting time also comes up in paternity cases. In any event, trying to understand and enforce your rights as a parent can be overwhelming. In addition, there can be complications when emotion enters the picture in highly personal parenting time cases.
When you retain the Oak Brook parenting time lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., parenting time is no longer a source of stress and anxiety. We have the knowledge and experienced to assist with all parenting time issues, including hotly contested disputes. To schedule a free consultation regarding your situation, please visit us online or give us a call at 312-624-7645. It may also be helpful to review the following general information on these cases.
Parenting time becomes an issue after a divorce court judge determines the allocation of parental responsibilities, the term previously used to describe custody. For unmarried parents, visitation is raised after legal paternity is decided. Generally, a non-residential parent has the right to spend time with the child, so long as there are no threats of abuse, violence, or criminal activity.
Under Illinois law, the best interest of the child is the primary consideration when reviewing parenting time. However, other legal statutory sections cover additional visitation issues, such as:
Our attorneys can assist with all aspects of parenting time, from explaining your rights, enforcing orders, to representing you in court. Illinois law encourages parents to agree on parenting time issues, and a judge will approve the arrangement that properly accounts for the child’s best interests. We can advise you during negotiations, draft the appropriate parenting time agreement documents, and enter the necessary orders in court.
If there are disputes related to parenting time, we will protect your rights in court. Our lawyers have extensive litigation experience, so we will employ the proper legal tactics to help you achieve your parenting time goals.
Our Oak Brook parenting time lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. are dedicated to taking the anxiety out of parenting time matters, allowing you to focus on establishing a strong parent-child bond. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call our firm at 312-624-7645. You can also visit us online to learn more about our legal services in parenting time issues. We support clients throughout Chicagoland, Oak Brook, Cook County, and the surrounding areas, and we can help you, too.