Parental Relocation Could Mean Changes to Child Custody Arrangements

When it comes to relocation, one parent does not have the right to just pack up and move with a child. Rather, parents need to come to some sort of child custody and visitation agreement. This agreement can come from their own negotiations, or the Court can decide whether the move is OK.

For example, let’s say a father is offered a business position in another state. The position would mean more pay, but would take the child hours away from their mother and really impact how much time the two could spend together. This move would also end up going against the current child custody and visitation agreement.

In cases such as this, while an attorney may be able to help the mother and father come up with some sort of arrangement, often these types of cases end up in an Illinois courtroom where the Court decides what is in the best interest of the child.

In order to come to a determination, the Court will need to decide how the move could end up affecting the child. Everything from the motivation of the move, to where the rest of the child’s extended family live, is often taken into consideration before a decision is made.

In coming to a decision, the Courts will also take into account any arguments made by the attorney of each parent.

At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we have extensive experience handling parental relocationcases. We either can try to find a workable solution, or can provide representation in the court to push for why a move should or should not happen.

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