Child Visitation Rights and Parenting Time in the Edwardsville, Illinois Area
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No Standard Visitation Schedule Under Illinois Law
In the state of Illinois, there isn’t a standard visitation schedule. In fact, the law is specific about involving the maximum about of time for both parents because it is in the best interests of the child.
An effective visitation or parenting schedule is greatly determined by the family’s unique needs and practical considerations of the family involved. These can include:
Governing Parenting Time for Those Without Majority of Parental Responsibility (750 ILCS 5/602.8)
- A parent who has established parentage under the laws of this State and who is not granted significant decision-making responsibilities for a child is entitled to reasonable parenting time with the child, subject to subsections (d) and (e) of Section 603.10 of this Act, unless the court finds, after a hearing, that the parenting time would seriously endanger the child’s mental, moral, or physical health or significantly impair the child’s emotional development. The order setting forth parenting time shall be in the child’s best interests pursuant to the factors set forth in subsection (b) of Section 602.7 of this Act.
- The court may modify an order granting or denying parenting time pursuant to Section 610.5 of this Act. The court may restrict parenting time, and modify an order restricting parenting time, pursuant to Section 603.10 of this Act.
- If the street address of the parent allocated parental responsibilities is not identified, pursuant to Section 708 of this Act, the court shall require the parties to identify reasonable alternative arrangements for parenting time by a parent not allocated parental responsibilities, including but not limited to parenting time of the minor child at the residence of another person or at a local public or private facility.
(Source: P.A. 99-90, eff. 1-1-16.)
Modification of Child Visitation Settlements
As with any family law proceeding, visitation and parenting time are subject to the jurisdiction of the court. Children’s needs and schedules drastically change as they get older. The circumstances of each family can change, too. Modifying visitation schedules can also be beneficial to the child. If a modification is arranged, the non-custodial parent’s child support obligations can be subjected to change, as well.