We have previously written in this blog about changes to child custody laws making their way through the Illinois Legislature. One bill recently passed by Illinois legislators is the so-called Right of First Refusal bill, making it the first state to officially add this type of visitation order to a parenting plan. The bill has passed both houses of the Legislature. If it receives the governor's signature, the bill will become part of the state's Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
The legislation basically states that if a parent needs someone to supervise the children, the parent must first give the other parent the opportunity. This gives the second parent a chance for additional parenting time with the kids when the other parent technically has custody.