Illinois parents who have gone through a divorce often experience tension and differences of opinion when sharing custody or dealing with visitation orders. Common problems include tardy drop off or pick up of children, ignoring parenting duties, withholding information about travel plans or challenging decisions about schooling, religion or health care. Resolution of these problems should follow a series of steps before escalating to court appearances.
Initially, a parent can express complaints through an attempt at civil conversation. The other parent might not be aware that certain behaviors like not washing kids' clothes or dropping off kids late are causing a problem. If a conversation does not produce results, the parent can begin documenting the complaint within a certified letter.