Illinois State Representative, Robert W. Pritchard, is currently proposing a bill that would enforce a $100 fine for anyone who interferes with court-ordered child custody or visitation, and proposes similar penalties for those who violate a protective order. The bill is designed to discourage visitation interference. The proceeds of the fine, after a 10% handling fee, would go towards free legal advice for domestic violence victims.
The Men’s Divorce Law Firm appreciates that other states are calling for equal treatment for parents in regards to child custody. We hope that this will help parents communicate more effectively after a divorce and consider each other’s visitation rights more carefully.
To follow the bill’s progress, visit the Illinois General Assembly Bill Status online.