Experienced Central Illinois Grandparents' Rights Attorneys


A very common question in divorce and paternity cases is what rights, if any, a grandparent has to seek custody or visitation with their grandchildren? In certain cases, a grandparent may be able to sue for custody or visitation with their grandchildren.

A grandparent may have standing to petition for custody of a grandchild if they meet the standing requirements of the Marriage and Dissolution Act; this is a very fact intensive issue and each case will depend on the particular facts of that case.

Grandparents may also petition for visitation with their grandchildren provided the grandchild is one year old, or older, the grandparents are unreasonably being denied visitation and the factual scenario meets the standing requirements of the Marriage and Dissolution Act. The standing requirement for visitation is also a fact intensive question and each case will depend on the particular facts

Contact Koepke & Hiltabrand to assist you in obtaining visitation or custody rights for you grandchildren.