Parental Relocation Considerations

When you have a custody or parenting time order in effect, relocating can be a challenge. Whether you are considering a move within Illinois or out of state, you need to find out if you are able to move your children with you.

As with other areas of family law, the laws addressing parental relocation have recently undergone a major change. Now, you can relocate within a 25-mile radius, in or out of state.

If you want to relocate outside a 25-mile radius, you need to petition the court to make that move. What makes this even more complicated is a 60-day notice that must meet certain requirements. To meet these requirements, you must include details about the move to have a petition approved.

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand the new law and how it may apply to your situation. At Maurizio & Sharpe, our responsive attorneys routinely deal with relocation issues.

We Can Help With Relocation Issues

We stay on top of the new laws and their application in our courts. We regularly appear in front of the judges making these decisions. Also, due to our lengthy practice experience, we are knowledgeable about how they may apply the laws — old and new.

If you have been through a divorce or custody determination and want to pursue a child custody modification or visitation change based on relocation, we can work with you on solutions.

From our offices in Marion, we regularly represent clients throughout southern Illinois. If you are considering a move, call 618-364-4148 to set up a consultation with an attorney. If email is easier for you, fill out our online form and we will quickly respond to your inquiry.