Child Custody & Visitation

Child Custody & Visitation - including children with special needs Attorney - Joliet, Illinois

Serving Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties


One of the issues surrounding a divorce and the impact thereafter often times surrounds parental child custody and visitation rights. Naturally parents want what is best for their child or children.


Child custody and visitation rights are set at the time of the divorce decree. However, they are not permanent. A change in a parent's work schedule, a relocation, or a change in the other parent's lifestyle or behavior can cause a parent to seek a change in custody or visitation. We represent clients in pre post-decree modification actions involving child custody and visitation.


We will work hard to find a mutually acceptable arrangement and agreement. If the matter is particularly contentious or presents an irreconcilable conflict, then we are ready to litigate to protect the rights and interests of our client when necessary. We never lose sight of the child and what is best for the child or children involved. Our top priority is our client but at the same time seek solutions that are in the best interest of the child, especially children with special needs, such as Autism, Aspberger's, ADHD, and developmental delays.


We represent clients in custody and visitation matters involving:


  • Child custody

  • Grandparent visitation rights

  • Parental relocations (Move-Aways)

  • Post-decree modifications to custody and visitation rights

  • Shared parenting plans

  • Visitation rights

  • Visitation rights for unmarried fathers

  • And many others...


A large part of attorney Melton's law practice concentrates within family law, child custody and visitation rights. Attorney Melton uses her experience, winning courtroom trial record, and love of the law to help her advocate and fight for her clients. She understands that each and every case is different, and every legal situation is unique. Attorney Melton brings sensitivity, open and honest communication, thoroughness, preparation as well as passion and compassion to her law practice and to her clients.


We help people and families with ALL Divorce & Family Law Issues.


There are no secrets to success. It is a combination of hard work, thoroughness, preparation, passion and compassion. Attorney Melton loves the law, and loves to help people!


Do you have a legal question, concern or would you like to make an appointment?  We would love to hear from you!


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