CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld a decision by the 18th Circuit Court of DuPage County to award an unwed Ohio father monthly visits with his young daughter in his home after struggling in a five year battle for parenting time and a relationship with his daughter.
Attorney Andrey Filipowicz, a 14 year veteran of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, successfully argued the father's case, winning another critical success in the grueling five year visitation battle. William Dowling, another Leving firm attorney, helped secure the courtroom victory at the trial court level.
"Andrey Filipowicz and William Dowling are an integral part of our litigation team and they go above and beyond to win for our clients," Leving said. "It is cases like these that are paramount to ending gender bias and keeping fathers in the lives of their children."
The September 21, 2016 Appellate Court ruling is another crucial step in this case to keep a father and daughter connected and bonded together, despite living states apart.
The parents never married and separated when the daughter was 10 months old. Shortly after, the mother left their home in Ohio to move with the child to her parents' home in DuPage County. The father paid regular child support, but was unable to be with his child most of the time because the mother moved the child out of state. The father fought to see his daughter every month, with the goal of gradually increasing visitation to long weekends in Ohio. With the help of Filipowicz and his team at the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, he won.
Attorney Jeffery M. Leving has been named one of "America's Best Lawyers" by Forbes Radio and is the country's leading authority on fathers' rights. He has dedicated more than 30 years to strengthening healthy families and improving outcomes for children. He founded the Fatherhood Educational Institute, which provides critical parenting skills to fathers and seeks to eliminate father absence. Leving's latest book, How to be a Good Divorced Dad, received praise from President Barack Obama, and was endorsed by Archbishop Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
For more information on the decision, please contact Jennifer Whiteside, Appellate Court Liaison, at the Law Offices of Jeffery Leving, at 312-296-3666 and visit Facebook.
CONTACT: Jennifer Whiteside
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