Child Relocation Attorneys in Illinois
DuPage County Child Removal Lawyers Serving Wheaton, Warrenville and Glen Ellyn
After a divorce is finalized, circumstances often change which warrant a post-decree modification. One of the most contentious situations is when a parent decides to relocate a child out of state or to another part of Illinois. When child relocation is done without court authorization and/or the approval of the other parent, it can lead to serious legal consequences. Whether you are seeking to relocate a child or want to oppose a child removal, it is essential to have a skilled family law attorney in your corner fighting to protect your interests.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we have been assisting clients with divorce and family law matters for over 35 years. Our attorneys have extensive experience with even the most complex divorces involving challenging issues such as special needs children, arranged marriages, stay-at-home parents, mental health issues, bankruptcies, tax consequences and many others. Our lawyers are responsive, compassionate, down to earth and aggressive advocates for the interests of our clients. We understand the emotional strain child relocation can have on all parties involved, and we work closely with our clients to develop the most practical and effective solution to accomplish their desired outcomes.
Illinois Child Relocation Laws
After a divorce, parents sometimes decide to move with their children to another area. Child relocation may be needed because of job transfers, family needs or in some cases for the protection of the child. However, before relocating a child, it is important for custodial parents to understand their rights and obligations.
When courts approve parental responsibilities (child custody) and parenting plan and visitation schedules, they cannot be changed without a court order or approval from the other parent. If a custodial parent moves a child out of the area without the permission of the court or non-custodial parent, they may be held in contempt of their court order.
Non-custodial parents sometimes disagree with child relocation because it impacts their parenting time rights. In such cases, the custodial parent may still be able to move with the child if they are able to convince the court that relocation is in the child's best interest. In making this determination, the court considers a number of factors and success often comes down to the strength of the legal arguments presented.Child removal and relocation is a difficult issue for parents to resolve. The well-being of the child must be balanced with the rights of the custodial parent to move out of the area and the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent. Our lawyers are experienced litigators and strong negotiators and we put our experience to work to ensure the rights of our clients are protected. For skilled guidance with child relocation or any other family legal matter in Illinois, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for a free consultation.