Candace L. Meyers’ Answer
What your former spouse is looking to do is termed RELOCATING the children out of state. A parent who has been allocated a majority of the parenting time or equal parenting time may want and try to move with the children to another State. Illinois requires that the party seeking to move must send written notice to the other parent at least 60 days before moving. This notice must be filed with the Circuit Court Clerk.
If you receive this notice, you must either sign the notice and modify the original parenting plan or you may object and the parent seeking to relocate must file a formal Petition with the Court.
Illinois does not make it easy on parents who want to move out of state with their children when the other parent has exercised parenting time regularly. There is an extensive body of case law on this issue which your attorneys will discuss with you so that you can build your best possible case if you need to move out of state.