When spouses are divorcing, one spouse will usually need to move and any move to another state can be complicated because it may require court approval. Parents going through a divorce may share parenting responsibilities, so moves can jeopardize one parent’s ability to see the child.
Brinkmeier Law, LLC handles various kinds of relocation and removal cases in Illinois, and we know how to help people get the most desired outcomes to these cases. Our firm assists clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Lake County, and McHenry County.
Parents in Illinois who reside in one of the collar counties, meaning Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Will County, or Lake County, cannot move to another residence that is more than 25 miles away. When a person lives outside of the collar counties, then a move of more than 50 miles will be prohibited.
Any move of more than 25 miles to a location outside of Illinois will require court approval. Any custodial parent with primary parenting time must notify the other parent of an intended move that violates the aforementioned mile restrictions.
When both parents agree to a move, then they can sign an agreement and submit it to the court to indicate there are no problems with one parent moving. A court will always render a decision based on the best interests of the child.
Any parent who is attempting to move should know that a court will consider such factors as the reasons why the parent is moving, any reasons the other parent objects to the relocation, the history of each parent’s relationship with the child, whether there will be family near the new location, educational opportunities at both an existing and proposed location, and a child’s wishes, depending on their maturity level. All parents need to know that they cannot take children outside the boundaries established by the state in their cases, as parents can face possible parental abduction or kidnapping charges that only lead to more problems.
Divorced parents have the right to move wherever they wish, but courts do not always find it is in a child’s best interests to move as well. Courts in Illinois must determine whether out-of-state moves with children will be possible, and people will need to have legal representation in these cases to have the best chance of securing the most favorable outcomes.
Are you thinking about moving a considerable distance from your current home or is your former spouse attempting to move further than you would like? When you are dealing with any kind of child relocation or removal issue in Illinois, you will want to have the experienced guidance of Brinkmeier Law, LLC, leading the way for you because we will know how to steer you towards achieving the most satisfying resolution to your case.
Our firm knows how intense and complicated these types of situations can be, but we also know how to work towards a meaningful agreement that can work for all of your current and long-term needs. Call (312) 291-4486 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation with our Illinois relocation/removal of child attorney.