Section Newsletter Articles on Grandparents
Case comment: In Re Grandparent Visitation of China Pfalzgraf, a Minor
, May 2008
The recent Fifth District Appellate Court case of In Re Grandparent Visitation of China Pfalzgraf, No. 07-F-137, presents yet another case of the courts’ divining what is in the best interest of the child. In Pfalzgraf, the court addressed the issue of grandparent visitation.
Grandparent visitation—A practitioner’s approach
, December 2007
Grandparent visitation is an issue of growing concern in Illinois and across the U.S.Because the Illinois Supreme Court held a prior version of the statute unconstitutional, the Legislature amended the Grandparent Visitation Statute again, and the current version became law on January 1, 2007.
, September 2006
Recently, the debate over grandparent visitation rights was once again the focus of Illinois legislators. On July 14, 2006, Public Act 94-1026, which revamped certain provisions of section 607 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/607) relative to grandparent visitation, was approved by the legislature.
2006 Family law legislative update
, August 2006
After absorbing monumental changes to the Adoption Act in 2005, the full ramifications of which are still being realized, a total revision of the law affecting guardians ad litem and child representatives, and other assorted revisions, 2006 has lived down to its low expectations, being a “rules” year.
Supreme Court declares grandparent visitation statute unconstitutional
, August 2002
On April 18, 2002 the Illinois Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, settled once, and possibly for all, the issue of judicially mandated grandparent, great-grandparent and sibling visitation when it declared unconstitutional sections 607(b)(1) and (3) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/607).
What you need to know about grandparent visitation
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, March 2000
The death of a spouse elicits a myriad of emotions, and the pain of losing a loved one is certainly exacerbated when there are surviving minor children.