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Visitation Rights of Parents Involved in a Divorce

Question: Is there a law requiring me to give my ex-spouse visitation rights for our children? Answer: Generally, the courts give visitation rights to both spouses. Unless you can establish to the satisfaction of the court that your ex-spouse may flee with or harm the child, chances are the court will grant visitation rights.     For more information about Illinois law, visit  If you have a legal question, send it to Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit