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Des Plaines Visitation Attorney

Family Lawyer Advising Clients throughout Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs

Child custody and visitation arrangements are frequently a source of debate among divorcing or divorced spouses. Chicago area divorce attorney Scott D. Rogoff understands the emotional and legal complexities that are involved in child custody and visitation disputes, and he strives to resolve the matters favorably for his clients in an efficient manner so that there is minimal stress on the well-being of the child(ren).

If you are involved in a child custody or visitation dispute, contact Des Plaines family law attorney Scott D. Rogoff at (847) 768-2194to learn more about your child custody and visitation options.

Factors Affecting Visitation Arrangements

Visitation arrangements must be approved by the court. In determining whether to approve a proposed visitation arrangement, or when determining the visitation arrangement if the parents are unable to reach a resolution, the judge will consider a number of factors including the following:

  • Length of visits
  • Frequency of visits
  • Whether visits include overnights and weekend time.
  • Age of the child
  • Contact the non-custodial parent had with the child prior to the proposed visitation schedule
  • Whether the non-custodial parent can care for the child alone if the child is an infant or toddler

Visitation Rights of Non-Custodial Parents

Most parents are granted substantial visitation rights even if they are not the child(ren)’s custodial parent. Child custody arrangements govern the rights of parents to engage in decisions regarding the welfare of the child, but they do not govern the amount of time that a parent is allowed to spend with his or her child. Accordingly, even non-custodial parents in sole custody arrangements generally granted a liberal amount of visitation rights.

Grandparent Visitation Rights

In some cases, grandparents, great-grandparents, and siblings may request visitation rights. For example, if a child’s non-custodial parent is absent or has died, a grandparent may obtain visitation rights. Grandparent visitation rights are complicated and legal complex situations, however, so it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced Illinois child visitation attorney. Des Plaines child custody and visitation attorney Scott D. Rogoff is well-versed in the legal issues involved with seeking or disputing grandparent visitation rights.

Experienced Illinois Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

If you are currently involved in a child custody or visitation dispute, do not hesitate to contact Chicago area family law attorney Scott D. Rogoff at (847) 768-2194 to learn more about your custody and visitation options. As a knowledgeable and experienced Illinois family law attorney, Scott D. Rogoff and his legal time will work with you to protect your legal rights. He will seek to negotiate a favorable visitation arrangement, however, if a settlement cannot be reached, he will advocate on your behalf in a court of law.

Contact the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff today at (847) 768-2194 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your child custody and visitation options.