Champaign, IL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois

Q: Are temporary orders dismissed in a custody case if the case is dropped by petitioner?

Non married parents in custody case in Illinois had a temporary order for parenting time and temporary order for child support payment. The petitioner has dismissed the case completely. I know the temporary order for support was dropped by judge. Is the parenting time temp order dismissed when case is dropped?

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Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Any Orders signed by a judge remain valid unless the case is "dismissed" or "vacated" by a subsequent order. But if an order was entered and the people in the case, "the parties," just stopped coming to court, the case is still alive and therefore any orders entered in that case remain valid.

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