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Schaumburg Child Removal Attorney

Cook County Child Removal and Relocation Lawyers in Schaumburg

At the law office of Anderson Attorneys, P.C., we put forth great effort to achieve justice and protect the rights of our clients. Although family law cases must be delicately handled, we take extra care when dealing with the removal of children from an area where they can regularly see and spend time with a parent. As with any matter involving children, our ultimate goal is to create the best possible situation for each child. We are experienced in dealing with child removal cases, and we can answer your questions, whether you are seeking to relocate with your child or are fighting the other parent’s request for removal.

Understanding Parental Relocation in Illinois

Child removal involves the relocation of a parent along with their child while a divorce is pending or after a divorce. Whether the move is temporary or permanent, a parent will be required to follow the applicable Illinois laws. In general, a parent who currently lives in Cook County or one of the other counties in the Chicago area must seek approval to relocate if they plan to move at least 25 miles away from their current home.

Some common reasons for seeking a relocation include:

  • Better employment opportunities and quality of life
  • Transfer of employment to another state
  • Remarriage (new spouse lives outside of Illinois)
  • The opportunity to live closer to extended family members

A parent who plans to move will be required to notify the other parent and the court. If the other parent does not object, and the court determines that the relocation would be in the child's best interests, the move will be approved. However, if the other parent object, the relocating parent will have to demonstrate to the court that the move is in the best interest of the child. In the case of a temporary relocation, the custodial parent may also have to comply with a plan to return the child to the state. If you wish to initiate a removal request, the proper petition must be filed in your jurisdiction. We can assist you with the paperwork and guide you through the hearing.

The Impact of Removal

If you do not agree with a planned relocation by the other parent of your child because it will impact your parenting time, you need a fierce advocate on your side to demonstrate why the removal would not be in your child's best interest. We believe in reviewing each fact of a removal case, considering the impact to the family unit and working to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you need to move to secure a better life for your family, you should ask yourself several questions:

  • What emotional impact will this move have on my child?
  • How will the move affect the other parent?
  • Will this new opportunity truly improve the life of my child?

If you intend to fight the move, you must ponder similar questions. Divorce is an emotionally-charged event that may cloud judgment. It makes sense to have legal counsel to help you sort out the best solution for your family and protect the emotional development of your children.

If you would like to discuss your child removal issue, contact us at 847-850-8899 to schedule a consultation. Our office is located in Schaumburg, and we represent clients in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, and other communities in the greater Chicago area.

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