Chicago Fathers’ Rights Attorney Delivers Infant into Dad’s Arms
01/25/2013

Chicago divorce attorney Catherine Delgadillo delivered a two-month-old infant safely into his father’s arms. Based in the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Delgadillo secured an emergency order of protection for the infant boy in question.

Online PR News – 25-January-2013 – Chicago, IL – On Friday, January 18th, 2013, fathers’ rights saw another victory when Chicago divorce attorney Catherine Delgadillo delivered a two-month-old infant safely into his father’s arms. Delgadillo is a compassionate and experienced attorney based with the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, a nationally known divorce lawyer for men. Delgadillo secured an emergency order of protection for the infant boy in question after it was discovered that the baby’s living environment with his mother allegedly threatened his well-being pursuant to court records.

Unwed fathers’ rights have historically suffered in custody cases involving a nursing infant. In this case, however Chicago divorce attorney Delgadillo exposed a number of what she believed to be troubling circumstances in the mother’s home and that, as divorce lawyer for men Jeffery M. Leving has often argued, both men and women should be treated equally by the court on matters of parental custody.

Delgadillo’s client, who lives by himself and has steady employment, had known the mother of his child for ten years when their friendship developed a sexual component, resulting in a pregnancy. It was alleged that the mother subsequently became involved with a member of a notorious street gang.

Securing Fathers’ rights in a case like this usually requires a court to issue an order of protection, for which the Chicago divorce attorney Delgadillo petitioned, providing testimony from the client, who had witnessed the infant’s maternal grandmother conducting drug transactions in the home. The client reported that the mother’s overall character had changed dramatically over recent months, and that during his visit, the mother smelled of both marijuana and alcohol while in contact with the baby. He also discovered that the baby had no crib at the residence and instead slept in a car seat.

The divorce lawyer for men was first alerted to an emergency fathers’ rights situation when her client reported that, after expressing concern about his son’s living situation to the baby’s mother and grandmother. The mother failed to drop the baby off for his scheduled visitation. The infant’s father then drove past the mother’s home to find what he believed to be the mother packing suitcases into a car.

Fortunately, Delgadillo acting quickly in filing her petition for order of protection, and the child is now in his father’s care. “I think the situation we dealt with here demonstrates clearly that the age of a child should not dictate who is a better parent. Our legal system needs to fairly consider fathers’ rights to custody when a dad is clearly willing and able to care for the child,” stated Delgadillo.

Chicago divorce lawyer for men Delgadillo has won significant cases for the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago and has also participated in an external study with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office involving the DCFS. She has won a number of important cases that shielded children from abusive mothers while an attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving.

Call Jennifer Whiteside at (312) 296-3666 for more information on this important case and its legal implications for child custody and for fathers’ rights.