Child Relocation Lawyers
If you’re planning to remove your child from Illinois permanently or move to another part of the State, it is critical that you seek advice from knowledgeable child relocation lawyers. If your child’s primary residence is in one of Illinois’ “collar counties” (Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Will County, or Lake County), moving to another residence within Illinois that is greater than 25 miles is prohibited. If your current residence is outside of the collar counties, the rule restricts moves that are more than 50 miles. Relocating more than 25 miles outside of Illinois also requires permission from the other parent or the court.
Experienced Child Relocation Lawyers Help You Understand the Court ProcessWhile the court may not tell you as an adult where you can live, the Illinois courts can and will mandate whether a child can be removed from the state. The court considers many factors when determining a request for child relocation.
When the Illinois courts look at a child relocation request, some of the factors they will consider include:
- Reasons for the proposed relocation
- Reasons why the other parent is objecting to the relocation
- History of each parent’s relationship with the child and adherence to or failure to adhere to the allocation plan in place
- Whether there is the extended family at the proposed location or the existing location
- Educational opportunities are evaluated at both the existing and the new proposed location
- The child’s wishes considering their ability to express preferences based on their maturity level
Child Relocation and Parental AbductionWhen a parent moves a child out of state or outside the boundaries set by Illinois, that parent is committing a very serious offense that carries with it very serious consequences. Parental abduction and kidnapping is a real problem that results in excessive fines, fees, jail time, and a change in custody or Allocation Judgment. Even if you have “sole custody”, now referred to as primary parenting time, you must still obtain permission from the other parent. Don’t let a bitter divorce or unsettled disputes with your ex-spouse cloud your judgment and take your children on the run. This is a dangerous move and is not necessary with experienced child relocation lawyers supporting your case. If you are the victim of parental abduction, contact Anderson & Boback for help in regaining your rights with your child. Securing the rights of the parent-child relationship is one of the most fulfilling aspects of our law practice.
Anderson & Boback – Chicago Child Relocation LawyersIf you are considering a move with your child or children out of the state of Illinois or outside the boundaries allowed within the state, or your child’s other parent is attempting to prevent your move, don’t delay speaking with a child custody lawyer in Chicago to explain your options and protect your parental rights. Our attorneys have a record of success working with clients wishing to relocate as well as opposing the relocation of their children and are ready to fight for you.
Anderson & Boback are family lawyers serving Chicago, Cook, DuPage, Lake, and surrounding counties, providing experienced legal guidance for all your family law matters. We are dedicated and focused on helping our clients solve family law issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. If you have any parental abduction or relocation issues, contact us today to speak with experienced child relocation lawyers.