Parenting Time & Visitation

Effective Advocacy from Our Chicago Divorce Lawyers

In many divorces and parentage proceedings, arriving at a parenting agreement is only one step toward determining how both parents will continue to spend time with and raise their children. Even when one parent is awarded sole decision-making, the other parent may still have parenting time (formerly, visitation) if it is in line with the best interests of the child.

If you have concerns about parenting time/visitation, then we invite you to contact Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. today. Our experienced Chicago divorce attorneys have more than two decades of combined family law experience and have handled hundreds of cases in this practice area. As specialists in this field, we are ready to help you assert your role in your child’s life and diligently pursue a reasonable parenting time plan on your behalf.

Call our firm at (312) 565-4100 to start exploring your options. Our compassionate team is ready to speak with you.

Establishing Visitation

The courts now recognize that both parents should have a substantial role in the life of their children. Each parent is presumed to be fit for parenting time unless it can be shown otherwise. While every family is different, many parents without decision-making responsibilities may enjoy parenting time with their children.

In some circumstances, parenting time may be limited by the court if the court finds that it is in the best interests of the child. In these cases, the court may be concerned about the welfare of the child and restrict visiting time or even assign supervision.

The court may limit parenting time if:

  • Domestic violence issues are present
  • A parent has a criminal history
  • A parent has substance abuse issues

Like other divorce terms, parenting time can be modified if a parent or the child experiences a significant change in circumstances. No matter what your concerns are, our firm is ready to listen and discuss your options.

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