Grandparent Visitation

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Chicago Grandparent Visitation Attorney

In some situations, the mother or father of a child may not be in the best interests of the child. In others, family problems may lead to grandparents and relatives being intentionally shut out of a child's life. That is why Illinois law provides for relative visitation rights. Grandparents, great-grandparents and brothers/sisters of adult age all have potential visitation rights with a minor child.

The Visitation Rights of Grandparents, Great-Grandparents and Adult-Age Brothers/Sisters

As an experienced grandparent visitation lawyer, I have more than 20 years of family law experience to help your case. At the Oak Park, Illinois, law office of Gabrielle S. Davis, P.C., I assist relatives with their child visitation rights. Illinois law provides specifically for the rights of certain qualified relatives. These qualified relatives are grandparents, great-grandparents and brothers/sisters of adult age.

If you have questions about grandparent visitation rights, contact my Oak Park law office today to schedule a free in-office initial consultation.

Illinois Law: Grandparent/Relative Visitation

First, a qualified relative must be able to petition for visitation. In order for a qualified relative to bring a petition requesting visitation, at least one of the following conditions must exist:

1. One of the child's parents is deceased/missing for at least three months, incompetent or incarcerated/in jail for at least three months;

2. The parents of the child are in a pending divorce, divorced or legally separated and at least one parent does not object to the visitation;

3. The parents are not married and not living together.

Secondly, there are a number of conditions that are considered on the issue of whether a qualified relative should prevail on the issue of visitation, including whether the child has resided with the relative for more than six months prior. I can explain these factors to you and how the law applies to your situation.

Contact an Oak Park Grandparent Rights Lawyer

I look forward to discussing your grandparent visitation case with you. Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation. I have locations in Oak Park and downtown Chicago. Call 708.358.0901 for an experienced grandparent visitation lawyer.