Fathers’ Rights

An Aggressive Chicago Divorce Attorney Who Sticks up for Fathers’ Rights

A father’s role is critical not only to the father, but especially to the health of his children. There is ample evidence that children who are raised without fathers in their lives tend to succeed less than those who have loving, involved fathers. If you are involved in a custody dispute with your ex-spouse, contact an experienced Chicago divorce attorney at Taradash Given, P.C. today. We at Taradash Given, P.C. understand how important a father’s role is in his children’s lives, and we are prepared to fight to uphold our clients’ right to maintain that role.

How We Can Help Illinois Fathers

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may have any number of common questions we deal with on a daily basis, such as:

  • I pay child support and lost my job, can I get the child support order changed?
  • I have a valid visitation order, but my ex-wife won’t let me see my children. What can I do?
  • I don’t have a visitation order, but I would like to see my children, can I?
  • My ex-wife consistently speaks ill of me in front of my children, is there anything I can do?
  • My situation has significantly changed since the custody order was implemented, can it be changed?

Illinois courts understand how important a father’s role is in his child’s life and, if the father is able to provide a safe environment for the child, will often issue joint custody. If the court is unwilling to issue a joint custody order, it will likely allow visitation to the non-custodial parent.

What to do When an Ex-Spouse Refuses to Obey Visitation Orders

Once a court issues a visitation order, that order is binding on the spouse who has primary custody. That means that the custodial parent must allow for visitation, according to the terms of the court’s order. However, in some cases, custodial parents refuse to comply with court ordered visitation and don’t allow the non-custodial parent to see his child. In Illinois, this a criminal act that can result in fines or potentially jail time.

In addition to being a criminal violation, it is a violation of the court’s order and the court can compel the non-complying party to abide by the court’s order and require the parent to allow visitation. Additionally, the court has the power to award attorney’s fees against the parent who is not complying with the visitation Order. To find out more about the court’s powers to compel compliance, speak to an experienced divorce law attorney at Taradash Given, P.C..

Do You Want to Learn More About Fathers’ Rights in Illinois?

If you are an Illinois father and would like to learn more about your rights as they relate to your children, speak to an experienced and dedicated Chicago divorce lawyer at Taradash Given, P.C.. Our skilled attorneys understand the difficulties and frustrations that can come along with being a father with visitation rights in Illinois. Our divorce and family law attorneys are well versed in Illinois family and divorce law, and can competently represent you in your pursuit to see and spend time with your children. Taradash Given, P.C. serves clients in and around Chicago, including DuPage, Will, and Lake Counties. Contact us online, or call (312) 775-1020 to speak to an experienced attorney today.

Not Happy With Your Attorney?

It happens every day. Clients going through a divorce, or any family law matter, change lawyers during their case. It’s simply a fact of life. Sometimes the lawyer just doesn’t get the intricacies of divorce court or, perhaps, the client and the lawyer just don’t get along.

Frequently Asked Questions

When going through a divorce, most people don’t know what to expect. From the length of the divorce to the cost and everything in between, there are many unknowns. Relax. This is why it is important to have a seasoned Chicago divorce lawyer representing you.

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Dean helped me through one of the worst times of my life. I married my best friend and we had three kids together. After things began to turn for the worst she sought a divorce and began threatening to withhold my children from me. She then kicked me out of our home. This became a nasty divorce and...


In addition to knowing his stuff, Dean was very supportive during a process that was emotionally difficult. He listened and helped me every step of the way in the divorce process. Dean was very responsive and everything was handled very professionally. Highly recommend.

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I want to express my appreciation for the exceptional work done by Morgan at Taradash Given P.C. She worked day and night negotiating with my former spouse and was a true advocate. Her commitment and dedication to my case did not go unnoticed and I am very grateful for her efforts. Additionally...

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