Aaron Carnine Family Law Attorney

Divorce, Parenting, Property, Adoption, Guardianship



Parenting Time  (formerly “visitation”) defines the time spent by each parent with the children.  Factors the court considers include the wishes of all parties and the children, the relationship of the children with parents and others that the children has come to know, adjustment to home, school, and community, health of all individuals, potential negative influences on the children, and the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate a close and continuing relationship between the other parent and the children. Those “best interest” factors are extensive in scope and each one depends on your particular circumstance. The child’s best interest is often found in the details that make a parent — who has taken the primary responsibility for day to day needs of the children, medical appointments, work schedules, availability, discipline, rules, etc. “Parenting time” means the time during which a parent is responsible for exercising caretaking functions and non-significant decision-making responsibilities with respect to the child. 750 ILCS 5/600(e)


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