Candace Meyers explains the restrictions on taking the children and relocating within Illinois:
The new statute provides for a 25-mile move when relocating within Illinois. 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.
Read more about how the courts respond to move-aways.
More video FAQs about custody, visitation, and relocating within Illinois or out of State:
- Are there any restrictions on traveling out of the country with children during or after divorce?
- Under what conditions will a judge grant a request for visitation with a grandchild?
- My husband says he wants custody. What does this mean?
- My former spouse just approached me because she wants to move with the children out of State. Can she do this?
Please also download our Children and Divorce Guide, which offers several articles on this topic.