Child Removal-Relocation Cases in Peoria
Representation from a Peoria Divorce Lawyer
Many people migrate annually due to various reasons, such as the poor economy,
transferable jobs, better job prospects, and so on. However, this can
be a slightly complicated process if you or your former spouse holds custody
over your child. In such cases, it is important to consult a Peoria divorce attorney.
At McCall Law Offices, P.C. relocation or removal disputes are handled
with great focus and attention. We have successfully handled a good number of
child custody and
visitation cases over the years, so you can count on us to provide you with caring
counsel. Our experienced Peoria
family law lawyer will do everything possible to protect your best interests. We
have 10 years of experience and a track record of success for our clients.
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How To Get Permission To Relocate From The Family Court
When it comes to removal or relocation of a child in your custody or the
custody of the other parent, it is best to act quickly. Any removal or
relocation is usually permitted upon the consent of both of the parents
of the child. If one parent does not consent to the removal or relocation,
then it must be approved by the court. This is usually time-consuming,
and the situation may easily escalate to other issues through
post-judgment actions. It is important to get in touch with a knowledgeable Peoria family law
attorney as soon as possible. This will allow you to explore all your
options and opportunities.
Before the court will give you permission to remove your child from the
state or district, the judge will decide what is in the best interests
of the child. The court will consider:
- The needs of the child
- The location where the child's needs can best be met
- Whether the child's situation will be made better or worse by the move
- Whether there is an important reason for the move
If the judge decides that there is an important reason for the move and
the child will not be worse off, the court will allow the child to be
moved. However, if the judge decides that the move is not in the child's
best interests, the court may order that the child remain in state. Some
examples of reasons a court may consider sufficiently important for child
- The custodial parent has obtained a job in another state
- A serious medical problem exists that must be treated in another state
- The child may be in danger and must be moved for safety reasons
If the court determines that there is an important reason for the move,
it will still consider the rights of the other parent. Visitation is generally
considered important and in the best interests of the child by family
courts. The judge will want to know your plan for the child's visitation
with the other parent.
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There are different parameters that may affect a child removal/relocation
dispute. Unlawful relocation can lead to severe legal consequences, with
the violating parent possibly losing his or her parental rights. Getting
in touch with your attorney should be your first step in all matters pertaining
to the removal or relocation of your child.
Contact a Peoria divorce lawyer from our firm today for more details on how we can provide you with powerful
legal support for your case.