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Illinois Grandparents Rights in Divorce
Grandparent Rights to Visitation:
Visitation may be granted if either the parents are not cohabiting on a permanent or indefinite basis, one of the parents has been absent from the martial residence for over one month without the other spouse knowing his /her whereabouts, one of the parents is deceased, one of the parents joins in the petition with the grandparents or great-grandparents, or if a sibling is in state custody.
Illinois Compiled Statutes, Title 750, Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 5/607 (750 I.C.S. 5/607).

When Adoption Occurs:
Visitation rights terminate unless the adoption is by a stepparent.
Child Custody Statutes:
Best interest of child considering:
  1. wishes of parents and child;
  2. interaction and interrelationship between the child and parents, siblings and other significant persons;
  3. adjustment to home, school and community;
  4. mental and physical health of parties and child;
  5. any physical threat to child;
  6. each party's willingness to encourage and facilitate continued contact between the other parent and the child.
750 I.C.S. 5/602 et seq.

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