One of the most difficult decisions to make in family law is when a parent seeks to remove a child from the State of Illinois or, with new statutory amendments, either 25 (urban areas) or 50 miles (rural areas) from the child's current residence. Having possession of a child does not impart that right on a parent, but instead the other parent must approve of or the court must allow the reallocation. When a relocation issue is placed before the court the benefits to the child is weighed against the burden to the other parent.
Many reasons exist as to why a parent may seek to move a child, but the most common reasons are employment, remarriage or family support. When you hire the Carder Law Firm, we will investigate these reasons with you to determine if there is a viable claim for relocation and help you achieve your goal of either relocating the child or arguing against the rellocation.