Peoria Visitation Lawyer

At Watson Law in Illinois, our Peoria visitation attorney, Linda Watson, offers strong and supportive counsel and representation to clients throughout the state. She regularly handles numerous child custody and visitation matters, including those that involve:

  • Parental alienation
  • Fathers' rights
  • Mothers' rights
  • Parenting time schedules
  • Modifications

After listening to you and developing a detailed understanding of your visitation-related concerns, she will work with you to develop a sound legal strategy for achieving your goals.

What If The Parent Requesting Visitation Has A Criminal History?

Our law firm sees many mothers dealing with fathers who have criminal histories, mental health histories or prior orders of protection. These men are now requesting visitation rights and access to the minor children.

Linda Watson's background in criminal law allows her to facilitate vital conversations with probation officers, therapists and other experts to glean the facts and to put those facts before the judge.

For instance, a client's ex-husband may tell the judge that his drug addiction is a thing of the past and now he deserves visitation rights. After Ms. Watson researches the truth, she can skillfully present the other side — that the man is still on probation, that he is currently violating the terms of his probation and that he is still not fit to be left alone with the children.

What If One Parent Is Accused Of Domestic Abuse?

Both mothers and fathers often accuse the other parent of abuse — or coach the child into "reporting" abuse — in order to strengthen their claims to custody and visitation.

To either defend against false allegations of domestic violence or to protect yourself from real abuse, you need a family law attorney with criminal law experience. Ms. Watson is that lawyer. She can often look at a bruise on a child and determine whether it was caused by innocent play or by an adult's fingers. She is also highly skilled in presenting an aggressive case on her client's behalf.

Call Our Peoria Attorney For Establishing Paternity, Modifying Visitation Schedules And More

Contact Watson Law by email or by calling 309-733-4395 or toll free at 888-357-4339. We offer free initial consultations and reasonable fees for quality service. We also accept all major credit cards. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.