State divorce laws don't automatically grant visitation rights for grandparents, but in most states, grandparents can petition the divorce court for child visitation considerations. In Illinois divorce, grandparents of a child who is at least one-year-old, have the right to request visitation rights. The petition for child visitation must be filed in the county where the child lives.
Work to protect your relationship with your grandchild by contacting a local Illinois divorce lawyer. Speak with an Illinois divorce attorney about how the Illinois divorce court may rule in your child visitation case and get legal advice about visitation rights for grandparents. Get in touch today by filling out an Illinois divorce case review form or calling 877-349-1310.
The above synopsis of Illinois divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Illinois divorce lawyer in your area.
Illinois divorce laws were last updated May 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.