Candace Meyers’ Answer
The new statute provides for a 25 mile move. If a parent relocates the primary residence of the children 25 miles or less outside of Illinois to a new primary residence, then Illinois remains the child’s home state. Any move that is outside of 25 miles requires compliance with the guidelines provided in the statute.
For relocation within Illinois: Illinois now limits the ease of relocating within the State of Illinois from a child’s current primary residence located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will to a new residence within Illinois that is more than 25 – 50 miles from the child’s current residence. If it is not one of the counties I listed, then the restriction is 50 miles from the current residence. This restriction on moving within Illinois is a new development that you should discuss with your attorney.