Parenting Time Attorneys in Saint Charles, IL
Kane County and DuPage County Visitation Lawyers
At Olita Law Group, our team understands the importance of being able to spend time with your child, regardless of your marital or relationship status. We take the rights of parents very seriously, and we have helped hundreds of clients after developing a visitation or parenting time schedule that protects the best interests of all involved parties.
Parenting Plans and Parenting Time
As part of the process for the allocation of parental responsibilities, you and the other parent will be asked by the court to develop a plan that details your assigned duties regarding your child. Your plan will most likely include a schedule for parenting time for each of you, during which you will be responsible for your child's day-to-day needs. Previously referred to as visitation, recent changes to the law in Illinois have shifted focus to a more cooperative approach to parenting. Even if a parent is not granted significant decision-making responsibilities, he or she is still entitled to reasonable parenting time.
If, however, there is a reason for the court to believe that the child endangered by parenting time with one parent, the parenting time may be limited or restricted. This could include requiring all parenting time to be supervised by a third party, to take place in a specified location, and other possible limitations. Whether you are looking to protect your child from his or her potentially dangerous other parent, or your parenting time has been unfairly restricted, the attorneys at Olita Law Group are ready to go to work on your behalf.
In addition to the parenting time provided to parents, the law also allows certain non-parents to seek visitation privileges in particular situations. If you, as a grandparent, great-grandparent, step-parent or sibling of a minor child, have been unreasonably denied visitation with the child, and the denial is causing harm to the child, we can help you petition the court for visitation. The request may be granted if:
- The child's other parent is deceased or missing;
- A parent has been declared incompetent;
- A parent has been incarcerated for three months or more;
- The parents are divorced or divorcing, and at least one parent consents to the visitation; or
- The parents were never married, do not live together, and legal parentage of the child has been established.
It is important to recognize that the law presumes the parent's denial of visitation to be reasonable unless the petitioner can show otherwise and that the child is being harmed as a result.
Family Law and Divorce Attorneys Who Care
At our law firm, we believe that the attorney you choose for your family law matter does make a difference. You deserve to work with someone who is not only committed to helping you resolve your case, but also to helping you build a happy, healthy future for yourself and your children. We pledge to remain at your side throughout the process, educating you, and including you fully, every step of the way.
If you would like to learn more about parenting time and visitation in Illinois, contact Olita Law Group for a free consultation. We will review your case, help you understand your options, and provide the answers to your most pressing questions. Call 630-402-0333 to schedule an appointment. We serve families in Saint Charles, Elgin, Batavia, Naperville, Wheaton, and all throughout Kane, DuPage, Will, Kendall, and Cook Counties.