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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Illinois

20 May,2021

If you are a grandparent in Illinois, what are your visitation rights? If you seek time with your grandchildren, you must first file a written request with the court. In order for the court to grant you visitation, one of several specific factors must be present. Such factors include if the child’s parents are no longer living together, if the parent has been in jail for at least 90 days, and if the parent is not competent enough to care for the child.

Illinois law greatly protects biological parents when it comes to visitation rights. If you are a grandparent who seeks time with the child you care for, contact Midwest Legal Care. Our attorneys will aggressively protect your rights.

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