Bill Status of HB4255 100th General Assembly
Short Description: FAMILY-VISITATION PROCEEDINGS
Rep. Avery Bourne
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Requires that proceedings concerning a petition for visitation brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent be given priority in being set for a hearing, and that a decision be rendered within 6 months of the petition for visitation being filed, unless the parties agree otherwise. Requires the court to set the first hearing date for a petition for visitation within 45 days of filing the petition. Requires that further hearing dates be set in court within 45 days of the prior hearing. Allows the court to impose penalties and sanctions on any party that intentionally or recklessly causes an undue delay in proceedings regarding a visitation petition brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent.