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Do My Visits Still Need to Be Supervised? Changing a Court Order

Supervised visitation is an intervention by the court that is exercised when direct contact between a parent (or other adult relative) and child could pose a physical, emotional, or psychological danger to the child. Visitation usually takes place in a neutral location and in the presence of a third party — either a professional supervisor Read More

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Electronic Solutions for Long Distance Visitation

The National Center for State Courts reports that approximately 35 million kids have parents who are divorced, separated or never married. Illinois law says that the non-custodial parent is entitled to reasonable visitation with the child, unless the court concludes that allowing visitation would place the child in physical, mental or emotional harm. Crafting a Read More

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Visitation Rights for Grandparents are Still Evolving in Illinois

Before 2005, Illinois grandparents could not obtain a court order authorizing visitation with their grandchildren. From 2005 to 2007, the Illinois Legislature enacted a string of amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act addressing grandparent visitation. The evolving law in Illinois exhibits lawmakers’ recognition of the important role that grandparents can play Read More

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Illinois Visitation Rights are a Privilege

In 2011, there were 10,519 divorces and annulments in Cook County and 33,789 in Illinois. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office reports that there were 562,203 child support cases in Illinois in 2007, affecting 648,892 children. A substantial number of these same children were likely to be involved in questions of custody and visitation. Illinois law Read More

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About Born in Havana, Cuba, Paul Chatzky is fluent in Spanish and English, enabling him to effectively represent a wider range of individuals and businesses. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is listed among Illinois Super Lawyers, which is a reflection of his high ethical standards and exceptional legal knowledge. As…

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About Prior to joining the firm as a paralegal, Debbie was employed by major banking institutions as a loan processor and as an executive secretary. Debbie was also employed as an administrative assistant for the Board of Jewish Education. Having majored in Sociology, Debbie graduated from the University of Florida in 1980. Debbie completed her…

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