Electronic Visitation (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick Public Act 96-331, which becomes effective January 1, 2010, amends the visitation statute of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Chapter 750 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, to define "electronic communication" to facilitate communication between a parent and child when the child is not in the physical custody of the parent. Specifically, the act will affect 750 ILCS 5/607 and 750 ILCS 5/609 to include electronic visitation language.