Kane County Restricted and Supervised Visitation Attorneys

Elgin Restricted and Supervised Visitation Attorney

Restricted and Supervised Parenting Time Lawyers Serving Elgin, St. Charles, and Aurora

According to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, parents are entitled to reasonable visitation, now called parenting time, with their children. If that parenting time is harmful to the child, however, the law allows a parent’s rights to be restricted and supervised.

Regardless of which side of a parenting time issue you are on, you need a skilled and aggressive attorney to fight for your rights and the rights of your child. At the Kane County family law firm of Goostree Law Group, we are skilled in handling restricted and supervised visitation and parenting time matters.

Restricted and Supervised Visitation and Parenting Time Matters in Kane County

In Illinois, the court typically strongly protects a biological parent’s rights to reasonable time with his or her child. If the parenting time would endanger seriously the child’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health, however, the visitation can be restricted and supervised. Restricted parenting typically means that when the child is in the presence of the restricted parent parent, the other parent or a third party observer must also be present. If a third party observer is present, the judge can order who will pay for the third party observer. Restrictions about where the visit can take place are also common.

Many parents wish to restrict their co-parent’s parenting time rights with or without reason. Proof of serious endangerment is required. Some examples of serious endangerment include a history of:

  • Drunk driving;
  • Substance abuse;
  • Physical abuse;
  • Sexual abuse; or
  • Criminality.

If you fear for your child’s safety while they are in the care of your co-parent, you can fight to obtain restricted visitation rights. Illinois courts must consider the child’s best interests when making decisions regarding a child’s welfare. Our attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable in handling these types of child-related matters. We strongly advocate for our clients’ children and their safety.

It is not uncommon for feuding parents to seek to curtail parenting time for the other parent out of spite and without valid cause. Thus, we also help defend the rights of parents who have been wrongly accused of posing a danger to their child.

If you are involved in a visitation or parenting time dispute or would like assistance with the modification of a restricted and supervised visitation order, contact us at 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss the circumstances of your child custody/parental responsibilities and visitation order and explain how we can help your cause. Our firm helps clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County.

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Goostree Law Group

Goostree Law Group

 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174

 630-584-4800

 400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187

 630-407-1777

Our Illinois divorce attorneys represent clients in Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County, including Geneva, Batavia, St.Charles, Wayne, Wasco, Elburn, Virgil, Lily Lake, Aurora, North Aurora, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Gilberts, Millcreek, Maple Park, Kaneville, LaFox, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Bristol, Newark, DeKalb, Sycamore, Naperville, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Oak Brook, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Schaumburg, Big Grove, Boulder Hill, Bristol, Joliet, Kendall, Lisbon, Minooka, Montgomery, Plainfield, Sandwich, Yorkville and many other cities.

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