Category: Child Relocation

3 Complex, Child-Related Issues in Illinois Divorce and How to Handle Each

Children are the primary concern in any divorce case. Not only are their needs put before the spouses, but the court will also put them before any other considerations in a case.

As you can imagine, parents disagree about many child-related issues. From parenting time to removal (i.e. moving) and more, your Naperville divorce lawyer will spend a lot of time in your case negotiating child-related issues on your behalf.

Read on to learn more about how the courts handle issues such as:

  • Parenting time;
  • Visitation restrictions; and
  • Removal

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Issues With Child Relocation and Why It Changed

In the past, child relocation was characterized as “removal” of a child. This means the court had to make determinations as to what was in the child’s best interests regarding the move and look to several factors to make a ruling on the issue.

Like other changes that took place with the new Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Of Marriage Act (IMDMA) as of January 1, 2016, child relocation has changed as well. Now, the “removal” aspect is considered in light of the parent and puts forth a new process to do so.

It’s important to remember that there’s a reason for this change. Below, we’ll discuss this in greater detail.

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