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, as well as the welfare of the removing parent, 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.