DuPage County Grandparent Visitation Attorney

Recent changes in Illinois law have made it easier for grandparents to establish their right’s to visit their grandchildren.

The Grandparent Visitation Act allows grandparent visitation with grandchildren without the presence of the custodial parent, provided a court-approved visitation plan is implemented. The law reflects a recognition by the Illinois State Legislature of the positive role that a grandparent can play in a grandchild’s life, and the benefits that such a relationship can bring for both grandparent and grandchild.

Illinois Grandparent Visitation Lawyers

In a free consultation, Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., can inform you of your rights under this law, and how we may be able to help you assert your rights as grandparents. Call us at 630-305-0222 or 312-388-7882 to arrange for an appointment.

The Law Is Still Evolving

Broadly speaking, the law provides for visitation rights for grandparents, great-grandparents, and adult siblings of a minor child, subject to court approval. As is the case with most new laws, the courts are still dealing with certain aspects of the new statute, and the application of the law may be further tempered by future case law.

As experienced family law and child custody advocates, the attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., can help you secure your visitation rights, and enforce them if needed. To achieve visitation rights, one must first demonstrate that your access with your grandchild is being unreasonably denied, and that you already have a positive relationship with your grandchild which would be harmed if visitation were not to occur. You may petition the Court for visitation rights after the death or incarceration of a parent, or after divorce.

The current law is slightly more restrictive in the provision of grandparents’ rights than the previous statute, and places a greater weight on the custodial parent’s decision. The lawyer must, therefore, present the case for the petitioner in clear and convincing terms.

Our lawyers understand how to petition the court and address any Court concerns in a manner designed to secure approval by the Court. Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., are steadfast advocates for grandparents’ rights. We will use the law and the court system to assert and secure your visitation rights, for the benefit of yourself and your grandchild.

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For a free initial consultation with Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., call 630-305-0222 or 312-388-7882, or contact us online.

Attorney Natalie Stec

Natalie M. Stec, born and raised in Illinois, and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her practice has been concentrated in significant pre and post decree marital and family law cases; including custody, visitation, support, and paternity matters. She has important criminal defense experience in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She is a very dedicated and passionate litigator. [ Attorney Bio ]

Recent Family Law Results

During trial four experts all testified against our client the Judge found it was in the best interest of the child that our client be awarded custody. We have successfully represented clients in numerous child custody cases.

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We recently analyzed a case whereby the opposing side was seeking a substantial award of maintenance against our client. After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances and several hearings, our client’s obligation to pay maintenance was limited to two years at half of what his former spouse was seeking.

Alimony (Maintenance/Support)

After our client voluntarily changed employment we were able to obtain a substantial reduction in child support payments. We have also stopped such reductions when representing clients receiving child support.

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Woodridge Illinois Law Firm

3321 Hobson Road, Suite B
Woodridge, IL 60517
Phone: 630-305-0222

1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-388-7882

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