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What is Illinois’ Standard Parenting Time For The Non-Residential Parent?

Answer: In Illinois, the “Standard Visitation” is:

  1. Alternate weekends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday to 5-7 p.m. on Sunday;
  2. Alternating holidays;
  3. One or two evenings per week for dinner;
  4. Father always gets the child on father’s birthday and Father’s Day;
  5. Mother always gets the child on Mother’s Day and mother’s birthday;
  6. 2-4 weeks during summer vacation.

Parents are not required to accept the standard schedule if that does not fit their situation.


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