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Child Removal-Relocation Cases in Peoria

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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. Go here to see our case results. Attorney McCall's skills have been recognized with many awards, such as:

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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 relocation are:

  • 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.

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