St. Charles Restricted Visitation Lawyers

Restricted and Supervised Parenting Time Lawyers Serving Kane County

According to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, parents are entitled to reasonable parenting time (formerly called visitation) with their children. If that parenting time is harmful to the child, however, the law allows a parent's rights to be restricted, and arrangements for supervised parenting time may be put in place.

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

Restricted and Supervised Parenting Time in Kane County

In Illinois, the court typically strongly protects a biological parent's rights to reasonable time with his or her child. If parenting time would seriously endanger the child's physical, mental, moral, or emotional health, however, the parent's right to visitation can be restricted. While there are several types of restrictions that may be put in place, supervised parenting time is one of the most common requirements that may apply in situations where a child's safety and well-being could potentially be at risk. Supervised parenting time typically means that when the child is in the presence of the restricted 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 observer or any other related services. Restrictions about where the parenting time can take place or how parents will exchange children 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
  • 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 parenting time. 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.

Contact Our St. Charles Restrictied Parenting Time Attorneys

If you are involved in a parenting time dispute or would like assistance with the modification of a restricted or supervised parenting time order, contact us at 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss the circumstances of your child custody order and parenting plan, and we will explain how we can help protect your parental rights while advocating for your children's best interests. Our firm helps clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County.

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