Making the right choices with your custody relocation case

When an unmarried or divorced parent discovers he or she is going to have to move because of a job or some other important event in their lives, what happens next with respect to the allocation of parenting time and decision-making authority could be just as critical as when child custody and parenting time were first decided.

The ultimate decision is important for the custodial parent who is trying to move because he or she could wind up with the painful choice of either cancelling a move or giving up child custody. Non-custodial parents, on the other hand, may have a bona fide fear that if the other parent gets permission to relocate, then they are going to have hard time even seeing, much less forming a relationship with, their children.

No matter which side of the relocation issue one finds themselves on, it is very important to have a thorough knowledge of legal rights and to be able to argue the position effectively in front of a judge. For this reason, it is almost always a good idea for a parent trying to get permission to make a move, or opposing a move, to have experienced legal representation they can trust.

In this respect, our law office has represented dedicated parents in Illinois who are seeking to relocate to another part of the state or country, as well as concerned parents who did not want to see their children move away. We have trial experience and know what sorts of questions a judge will ask when making a decision.