Divorced parents are often faced with the difficult choice of having to decide whether to relocate to another city or state to maintain their employment with a current employer or to obtain more lucrative employment. In many instances following a divorce, parents also think about moving for a new start on life or to be closer to family.
When the custodial parent of a child wants to relocate to outside of the state of Illinois, that parent must seek the permission of the court. In many instances, this can be a difficult process, particularly when the child and the other parent have a close relationship.
The lawyers at Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC, help individuals in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs through issues such as this.
Generally speaking, the courts are protective of the relationship between children and parents and will not grant a request for removal in the absence of facts demonstrating that such a move is in the best interests of the child. The court, oftentimes with the assistance of an expert such as a psychologist, will weigh the relevant factors in determining whether to grant a custodial parent’s request for removal.
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If you are thinking of moving with your child out of state or your ex-spouse is thinking of moving with the child, we can assist you. Please contact Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC, to arrange for a consultation. Call us today at 312-782-2400, or send an email.