December 5, 2007
In re MARRIAGE OF CINDY MANHOFF, )
) Appeal from
Petitioner-Appellee, ) the Circuit Court
) of Cook County.
DEAN MANHOFF, ) Honorable
) Mark Joseph Lopez,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent Dean Manhoff appeals from an order of the circuit court of Cook County
denying his motion to strike and dismiss petitioner Cindy Manhoff’s emergency motion to restrict
visitation with the parties’ children and for a finding of visitation abuse. Respondent also appeals
from an order of the circuit court denying his motion for reconsideration of a court order
permitting him only supervised visitation with the parties’ children. On appeal, respondent
contends that: (1) the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to conduct an emergency hearing where
petitioner did not attach an affidavit to her petition as required by circuit court rules; (2) the
circuit court erred in finding that respondent’s alleged actions constituted a substantial
endangerment to the parties’ children; and (3) respondent was denied his rights to a fair trial and
due process where he did not have the opportunity to present a defense at the emergency hearing.
For the following reasons, we affirm.