For those who are unable to spend time with a child they love, the emotional pain they experience can be very difficult. Whether a non-custodial parent is unable to visit his or her child after a divorce or a grandparent cannot see his or her grandchild, people in different types of situations seek child visitation. In fact, great-grandparents and siblings may be able to secure the right to visit a child. At Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to helping our clients who are pursuing visitation rights in Belleville, and other parts of Illinois.
If you are thinking about filing a child visitation suit or are already in the middle of a child visitation case, understanding how state law may affect the outcome is crucial. For example, some grandparents’ ability to visit their grandchildren has changed in recent years, along with Illinois law. If you are a grandparent seeking child visitation in this state, you should realize that the parents of the child need to be unfit in one way or another. The child’s parents may be determined to be unfit if they are behind bars or ruled incompetent. Also, your case may be affected if one of the child’s parents has passed away. Having said that, parents who are considered fit are able to deny visitation rights and securing child visitation cannot be promised.
On the portion of our website dedicated to the establishment of paternity and grandparents’ rights, you can review additional material regarding child visitation.