Grandparents Rights

A grandparent can pursue guardianship of a grandchild or grandchildren to temporarily or permanently take over the care and control of their grandchild or grandchildren, including for a variety of reasons, but not limited to the death or disease of a parent, child abuse and/or other circumstances as determined by the Court.

Grandparents and Step-Grandparents Rights Attorney in Larkdale, Illinois, Forsyth, Illinois Step-Parent Adoption Lawyer

Blake Law Group, P.C. has experience in representing grandparents, step-grandparents in cases involving the best interests and welfare of minors, parents that are deceased, incarcerated or having drug, mental or emotional issues.

Argenta, Illinois Step-Parent Adoption Attorney, Maroa, Illinois family Law Attorneys Handling Cases Dealing with Grandparent Rights

Many step-parent adoptions occur when a divorced person remarries and their new spouse adopts a child from a previous marriage, including to create the family bond of being the legal parent of their child.

Visitation by Grandparents and Step-Parents, Mount Zion, Illinois Grandparents Right Attorney, Macon County Step-Parents Rights Law Firm

There are times when Courts may order visitation for grandparents. If either parent is not available for the child, and the other parent does not allow visitation for the grandparents, a Court could decide it is in the best interests of the child to see his or her grandparents.

Grandparents Rights and Step-Parents Rights, Mcon County, Illinois Family Law Attorneys, Grandparents Rights attorney in Warrensburg, Illinois

In many cases, grandparents and step-grandparents can obtain visitation, depending on facts and circumstances, we can evaluate your chances and depending on circumstances, can guide you through the legal steps to obtain visitation.

Negotiations in family law cases involve issues relating to custody, visitation, child support, issues regarding marital property, issues involving non-marital property, maintenance and pension or retirement plans. We usually advise clients early on in proceedings to formulate a reasonable settlement demand including so as to attempt to save some additional time, fees and expense. In that manner, and early in the case, there can be an attempt at narrowing the issues, and in determining matters that can be agreed upon and matters in regard to which further negotiations or a hearing may be required. Parties sometimes have their own perspectives regarding the negotiation process. Sometimes they do not wish to make the first offer because they have the belief that the first offer is never accepted anyway. Once an offer is made, sometimes parties do not understand that a counter-offer generally results in rejection of the original offer by the other side. In order to facilitate resolutions, the law generally provides that settlement negotiations are inadmissible in the event of a hearing. In settlement negotiations, we usually clearly identify letters of offer, acceptance or counter-offer as Settlement negotiations – not admissible in order that all attorneys and parties understand that if matters are not settled, those written communications clearly may not be introduced as evidence for any reason at a hearing.