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Kane County Child Relocation Attorneys

Lawyers for Child Relocation and Removal Matters in Batavia, Elgin, and Geneva

When you are divorced or not married to your child's other parent, there are many challenges when it comes to child custody and moving. In order to relocate to another state, such as for a new employment opportunity, you must file a formal order with the court. To obtain the needed permission to relocate a child can be challenging as the parent who is moving must prove it is in the best interest of the child.

The attorneys at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. have experience handling child relocation and removal matters from both sides. We advocate for our client's best interests. Our lawyers are here to help you and your family every step of the way during emotionally charged relocation matters.

Child Relocation and Removal Issues in Kane County

When you co-parent with another person, moving out of the area for professional or personal reason is common. Visitation and relocation issues must be addressed when this happens. No matter if you have a joint custody or sole custody agreement, a court order is needed so the visitation rights of the other parent are not compromised.

In the state of Illinois, a relocating parent must get the court's permission to move a child. A judge will base their decision on what is best for the child and determine the answers to the following questions:

  • Will moving improve the child's quality of life (for example, will they live in safer neighborhood, attend better schools, or live closer to family)?
  • What are the motives behind the parent moving and will it interfere with the other parent's visitation rights?
  • Why does the parent who is not moving object to the relocation?
  • What are the current visitation rights of the non-custodial parent and how will their rights change?
  • Is reasonable visitation possible after the move?

In many cases, child relocation or removal cases involve one parent moving for job opportunities out of state. For the court to approve such a drastic change in a child's life, the financial income of the moving parent must increase significantly. Also, the benefits for the child moving must be worth uprooting them from what is familiar. Not only must the relocated party make more money for a relocation to occur, but the move must also enhance the quality of life for the child.

Skilled Illinois Child Relocation Lawyers

If you need help with your child relocation or removal matter, contact our Kane County attorneys at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 for an initial case consultation. The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. is located in Wheaton, Illinois, and we assist clients throughout Northern Illinois.

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