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Removal / Relocation of Children Attorney

The very idea of child removal is one that is fraught with consternation and concern. Regardless of the reason for the move, it is likely that at least one of the parents in the situation will be worried about their child moving away from them. This tends to be an emotionally-charged issue, in other words, and is, in general, one of the most contentious issues that comes up during a divorce. If you are in a situation where your (ex) spouse is trying to move your child out of the city or state, it is in your best interests to reach out to an experienced attorney as quickly as possible.


With over 20 years of experience to draw upon The Law Firm of Dan Florey is ready and willing to help you with your child relocation case. He understands how the law works and what kind of strategy to use in order to help ensure that you receive the best outcome possible given your specific situation. Time is very important in these kinds of cases, so do not delay.


Child Removal Laws

If you are the custodial parent and want to move your child out of state, you should understand that there are certain obligations, as well as rights, that you need to keep in mind. In the state of Illinois, for example, you are required by law to obtain consent of the non-custodial parent and / or court-approval before you make the move.


If you’re a non-custodial opposing the relocation of a child – or, even worse, if the custodial parent has made the move already without waiting for your consent and without court approval – you need to reach out to an experienced attorney immediately. This is genuinely the best option at your disposal. The law can be complex in this field, and a knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate the various deadlines and necessary documents.


Factors Impacting Court Decisons

When it comes to obtaining the court’s support for the relocation of a child, it is important to remember that the best interests of the child are paramount to any decision. It is with this goal that the court will consider various factors before delivering their decision.


Some of those factors include:

  • Did the custodial parent marry someone from another state? Do the child and the stepparent have a strong relationship, and would the child’s standard of living increase as a result of the move?

  • Did the custodial parent obtain a new job that is forcing the move? If so, is the new job a better one for the parent? What are the new school and new neighbor like, and are they improvements over where the child currently lives and attends school?

  • Are the schools and neighborhood in the new location better for the growth and safety of the child? Will moving help them in any way, and is it better for their overall development?

  • Would the visitation arrangements between the child and non-custodial parent become excessively difficult as a result of the move? How far away is the new home and what is the travel process like?


As you can see, there are many different factors that the court takes into consideration when deciding to approve or deny a child removal plan. In order to help ensure that your rights are upheld and your voice heard, it is a good idea to reach out to an attorney for help.


Contact an experienced child removal / relocation attorney for help!

If you are attempting to move your child out of state or would like to stop your (minor) child from moving out of state, you owe it to yourself to reach out to an experienced attorney. They can help ensure that you do not end up facing excessive complications if the move is in the best interest of the child.


Take the time to contact The Law Firm of Dan Florey today and ask how he can help represent you and uphold your rights. He even offers free consultations, so you can call without worrying about spending money just to have your case considered by a competent lawyer. Contact him today for more information!

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