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How do Illinois judges determine grandparent visitation?
One area of family law that has seen a lot of change and involvement in the last decade is the area of grandparent visitation. Grandparent visitation in Illinois is governed by Section 607 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Grandparents are permitted to petition for visitation with their grandchildren by filing a case in the circuit court of the county where the children reside. They may also file a petition for grandparent visitation and/or any electronic communication rights within the parents’ divorce case or any other court case involving custody of the children.