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Relocating With Children

Interstate and International Custody and Support

When a parent leaves the state or country, how is custody, support, and parenting time affected? Understand the steps that you can take to protect your child and to minimize the chance that your child could be removed from the United States without your knowledge or consent. The United States has treaties and agreements with different countries and each country's involvement in those treaties affects the steps that need to be taken or that can be taken to compel the return of a minor child improperly removed from this country. If you have concerns, talk to us about steps you can take to protect your children. Grunyk & Associates, P.C. has the experience and skills to assist you in interstate or international custody and support issues. The firm is committed to being accessible to you, responsive and respectful.

Removal of Children From Illinois

Minor children from a divorced family cannot be "removed" or permanently relocated out of State, without the consent of both parents or an order of the Court. Why not? Because courts try to protect and maintain the relationship each parent has with his or her children after the divorce. If a custodial parent wants to move out of State and take the minor children, if the parents cannot agree, the court will make a determination based on the children's best interests. These are challenging cases and fact specific, often requiring experts to be retained to help the court determine whether the move will benefit the child and whether the relationship of the child and the parent remaining in the State, can be preserved. These are serious cases and stressful cases; you want an experienced family law attorney working with you to develop a strategy and realistic approach to the issue.

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To speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your family law matter involving the relocation of a child, email us today.

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