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I have been under a child support order for about a year and…

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I have been under a child support order for about a year and a half now and the mother of my son refuses to let me see him. How do I file for either joint custody or visitation?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I am in Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

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Just need to know the process

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. So there is child support ordered by the court but no visitation? That was done informally?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No. I went to court for it, but when I asked about visitation, they said that was a different matter and that I would have to file again.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just need to know the process to file
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Yes, that is correct. Child support matter are separate and apart from visitation or custody. As such, you do need to go to the clerk of court, in the family division and obtain the forms. A Judge will ordered visitation or custody, based upon the best interest of the child. In this case, you will need to show the mother is denying you visitation and time with the child and preventing you from having a relationship, with him. As the father, you do have rights and it is a problem if the mother interferes with this. The clerk of court has the forms for you to fill out and once you do, she will be served and need to respond and appear.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do you know how much that might cost?
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

What county is the child in?

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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