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Relocation After Divorce in DuPage County, Illinois

After a divorce involving children, moving from one state to another becomes much more complicated. Many of Sherby’s DuPage County clients are surprised to find that interstate relocation, especially if it involves child relocation, requires court authorization.

Sherby can help with your post-divorce child relocation issues. She is an Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois divorce attorney serving DuPage County. When you are looking at the possibility of moving after a divorce, Sherby will work to settle the issues with the other party and finalize an order with the court quickly and professionally. Her goal is to find solutions that are equitable for everyone, minimizing the need for a lengthy court battle.

Justifying Relocation

Relocation may become necessary for a variety of reasons. Sometimes custodial parents want children to move away with them, or non-custodial parents want to move away themselves. But courts generally want to retain jurisdiction over a divorce case, in part because courts want to keep families from being torn apart by child removal.

Generally, the following guidelines apply to relocation after a divorce:

  • Individually, you can move anywhere in the state without court approval.
  • Moving anywhere out of the state requires a petition to the court.
  • The court places a particularly high burden on a parent who wants to move to another state; only circumstances like job changes and family emergencies are generally recognized. Regardless of whether the child relocates with the moving parent, the move must be in the best interests of the child.

Personalized Service

Sherby personally cares about all of her clients. When you work with her, you are never left wondering about the status of your case. She tailors her services to meet your needs, and loves what she does.

Quick Settlements

Sherby excels at getting equitable settlements to help you avoid the combative courtroom environment. Her DuPage County clients really appreciate her ability as a lawyer to help them avoid a lengthy conflict and get on with their lives.

Call the Law Office of Sherby Dianne Scurto, P.C. at 630-873-3559 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation.

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