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Child Visitation Lawyers in Kane County, Illinois

Attorneys Advocating Visitation for Parents and Grandparents in Aurora, St. Charles, and Elburn

When parents divorce or partners break up, child custody and visitation issues must be handled. Many instances of parental visitation can be dealt with outside of court. However, when parents cannot agree, these child-related matters must be decided by a judge.

The skilled Kane County attorneys at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in resolving child custody and visitation disagreements. We know how important spending time with your child is, and we will aggressively defend your parental rights. While many family law matters can be resolved through negotiation, our attorneys are also experienced litigators and will represent you aggressively in the courtroom as well.

Visitation Rights in the State of Illinois

In Illinois, nearly all non-custodial parents have the right to visitation or parenting time with their children. Visitation agreements depend on factors such as:

  • The wishes of each parent;
  • The age of the child(ren);
  • Non-custodial parent involvement with the child; and
  • Implementation of a visitation schedule.

To ensure a negotiation is in the best interests of the child, mediation is a good first step for parents. It provides both parties more control over the outcome, rather than leaving all decision-making powers to a judge. Reaching an amicable solution during a divorce or paternity matter can lessen future conflicts as well. However, sometimes negotiations do not always occur. Our lawyers have successfully represented custodial and non-custodial parents in the courtroom.

Grandparents also have visitation rights in Illinois. In some divorce matters, when one party is estranged from their ex's family, it may be necessary for grandparents to take legal action. Our attorneys can help you petition for visitation in order for you to maintain an active relationship with your grandchild.

Child Custody Order Modification and Enforcement

When a visitation or parenting time order is finalized, both parties must follow the court-ordered guidelines. In the future, life circumstances can change, and visitation orders may need revised. One party must petition for the modification of an existing order with the court. Issues may also exist where a custodial parent does not comply with the visitation or parenting time schedule, and thus enforcement of an order will need to occur. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling all child custody modification and enforcement matters.

For assistance with visitation orders, parenting time, or grandparents' rights, contact The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule an appointment. Our experienced lawyers are available to answer your questions and discuss your child visitation options. From our main office in Wheaton, we help clients in Kane County and throughout Northern Illinois.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • Client's Choice Award AVVO
    Clients' Choice
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