As a divorced parent, you have rights. You have the right to see your children. If you do not have custody, you still have visitation rights. If these rights are jeopardized by the custodial parent’s threat to move out of state with your child, we can help. A custodial parent cannot legally remove the child from the state without first getting approval from a court. The noncustodial parent has a right to oppose the removal. Finally, even if a court allows the custodial parent to remove the child from the state, the noncustodial parent is still entitled to liberal visitation and contact with the child.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., we will work hard to see that removal does not occur if removal is against the best interests of your child, and, if removal does happen, that you retain the right to see your child and to play a role in raising your child.
Contact our Chicago child removal lawyers at 312-624-7645 to set up an initial consultation.
You want to be part of your child’s life as he or she grows into adulthood. You want to share in and enjoy the process of raising your child. You want to have a say in the major decisions that impact your child’s life. These are difficult to do if your former spouse moves out of state with your child.
Before a custodial parent can relocate with the parties’ children, they must get the other parent’s approval. If both parents don’t agree, the parent who wants to relocate with the child must get authorization from a court and a modification of the existing custody order. In this context, the court will consider several factors to determine what is in the best interests of the child, including the motive for relocation. Careful preparation is necessary to gain court approval for relocation, and parents requesting to move will face a tough burden of proof in removal petition cases.
When you choose us to represent you, we will work hard to help you protect your relationship with your child. We believe in providing personal attention to every case that we take. Our seasoned attorneys do not pass off cases to a paralegal or a less experienced attorney.
We offer effective and efficient legal representation in Cook County, Illinois, and the surrounding areas. To find out more about what we can do for you, contact us at 312-624-7645.