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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 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 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 parenting time matters.

Restricted and Supervised 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 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 third party observer. Restrictions about where the parenting time 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 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.

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

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