Interstate Removal/Parental Relocation
Do you have the right to move with your child? Can your ex move without your approval? For answers to these important questions, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney.
Removal is the term used by the court where a custodial parent seeks to move out of Illinois with the children. Unless the parties have agreed to relocation, removal cases are complex and often highly contested. Contact one of our accomplished, experienced attorneys who have successfully handled these matters.
Barrington Interstate Removal Attorneys
At Manassa Hartman, P.C., our lawyers are available to help you, whether you are seeking to relocate with your child or you are the remaining parent who wants to prevent the move from taking place. We understand the rights of parents and will seek to achieve an outcome that is right for your child and protects your rights as a parent.
To better serve our clients, we have multiple convenient office locations - Barrington and Crystal Lake - representing clients in Cook, McHenry, Lake, Kane and DuPage Counties in such towns as Arlington Heights, Lakewood and Palatine.
Complexities of Interstate Removal
Because it will interfere with court-approved agreements governing custody, visitation and possibly even support, the court must approve any relocations or parental move-aways. In addition to the primary focus - the best interest of the child - the court will also consider factors such as:
• The financial interest of the parent, which should hold indirect benefits for the child
• The involvement of the noncustodial parent and the effect the move will have on them
• Cultural differences expected to be present at the new location
• The proposed post-relocation living arrangement for the child
If you are seeking to move, it is crucial to have all of your plans in place so your proposal can withstand the scrutiny of the court. The burden will fall on you to prove that the move is in the best interest of the child due to direct benefits or indirect benefits they will gain. Likewise, objections to relocation should focus on the child's best interest rather than the inconvenience it poses to the noncustodial parent.
To discuss your case with one of our Barrington parental relocation attorneys, contact us for a free consultation.
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