Parents’ and Grandparents’ Rights

Married or unmarried, all parents have parenting rights in Illinois. When parents cannot take care of their children due to divorce, jail time, death, or other factors, grandparents may step in to assume legal duties with parental rights.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for spouses, ex-spouses, or even the courts to deny parental rights to those who deserve them. When this occurs – and in order to protect yourself from this – hiring an experienced parents’ and grandparents’ family lawyer at Family Law Solutions, P.C. can prove invaluable. We can help you enforce your parental rights by offering services to:

  • Fathers who wish to prove paternity. Fathers are sometimes denied access to their children on the grounds that they may not be a biological parent. With a paternity test and legal support, you can gain access to your parental rights and help support your children emotionally and financially.
  • Mothers who need child support. If the father of your child is refusing to pay child support, you can use your parental rights and divorce or separation agreement to demand financial aid. A paternity test may also help your case, along with the proper legal support.
  • Grandparents who need parental rights. At Family Law Solutions, P.C., we understand that sometimes the allocation of parental rights can be complicated. If you believe your son, daughter, or their ex/spouse is not fit to care for their children, you may be entitled to parental rights.
  • Parents or grandparents who are being denied visitation rights. If you’ve been granted visitation rights by a court but one parent is hindering your ability to see your children or grandchildren, we can help enforce your visitation agreement legally.
  • Stepparents who want parental rights. Sometimes, stepparents want to step in and take greater care of their significant others’ children. If your circumstances allow it, we may be able to pursue parental rights for you.

By taking into consideration the wishes of the child, the health of the child and potential parental caretaker, the unique situation of the case, and more, our paternity attorneys can help you gain access to your children or grandchildren. We always fight in the children’s best interest and are transparent and honest in all our interactions with you.

To begin working with a parents’ and grandparents’ rights attorney at Family Law Solutions, P.C., contact our office at (312) 332-1344 and schedule your first confidential consultation.


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Family law is complicated. The impact on the lives of everyone involved cannot be minimized, but Janet helps her clients discover that life will go on, and in many cases, will be better.