Matters of child relocation are some of the most contested issues in family law. When the custodial parent seeks to move out of the state, he or she must have the permission of the noncustodial parent or a court order. In a great majority of cases, the noncustodial parent will dispute this matter and the issue must be resolved through the judicial system.
Custodial Parent Relocation Laws In Illinois
According to Illinois law, the custodial parent has considerable latitude to move anywhere in the state with his or her children without the need for co-parent permission. However, once a parent seeks to cross state lines, even if it is a minimal distance from the current residence, the noncustodial parent must agree to the terms and a court order must be obtained.
If your matter advances to hearing, a judge will first and foremost keep the best interests of the children in mind. The court will also assess what the overall change will be to the children’s general quality of life, the motivation for the move and the effect that the move will have on the noncustodial parent’s visitation rights.
Advocating For Your Parental Rights In Your Move-Away Case
If you seek to move out of Illinois with your children, or if you are a noncustodial parent who wishes to oppose a move of your children out of state, the Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., can help. Our law firm places an exclusive focus on family law matters, and can assist you in skilled and knowledgeable representation. We have experience representing both custodial and noncustodial parents in these matters. We understand that you want what is best for your children, but that you also need to ensure that your parental rights are upheld.
Attorney Hendrix has more than 25 years of legal experience and is a dedicated family law advocate, especially when children are involved. Contact us for a free initial consultation with an experienced Naperville child relocation attorney.
Our law firm can also address issues where the noncustodial parent needs to move out of state and seeks to modify the terms of the parenting plan to accommodate future visitation with his or her children.
Custodial Parent Relocation Lawyer In DuPage County
The Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., provides the experienced representation you need and the personal attention you deserve. Contact us at 630-416-7004 or 815-722-7050 to speak with a skilled Naperville child relocation lawyer.