Illinois Appellate Court
Decision Date: September 12, 2013
District: 2d Dist.
Division/County: Du Page Co.
Court properly denied grandparents' petition for custody following evidentiary hearing on issue of standing. Grandparents failed to establish prima facie case of standing, and were required to show that child was not in mother's physical custody when they filed their petition. Court cannot reach best-interests analysis absent a nonparent's standing. (BURKE and HUDSON, concurring.)
Jon D. McLaughlin