Few cases are as disputed as those where a parent wishes to move a child out of state. At the end of the day one parent is going to be unhappy with the situation no matter the outcome. A father may be worried that he will have little to no contact with his child and that his little one’s future will become uncertain if the mother wishes to move away. Likewise, a dad who wishes to leave Illinois, for work or other legitimate reasons, will likely face fierce opposition from the mother. In such a situation it is important that you retain a lawyer who will fight for your interests. I am a Peoria fathers’ rights attorney assisting dads with cases which involve moving a child out of state. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Fathers’ rights lawyer helping Peoria dads in cases where a child is moving out of Illinois
Courts take child relocation cases very seriously. In order to be granted permission to relocate, a parent must show that the move will be in the child’s best interests. In determining what is in those interests the Courts will consider factors such as the needs of a child, the ability of a parent to meet those needs, the source of any conflict between the parents, whether there is a history of domestic violence, etc. The Court will also consider factors such as whether the move request is being made out of an effort to frustrate the other parent’s visitation, whether a long-distance visitation schedule is feasible, whether the move will improve the child’s quality life, as well as other considerations. The more specifics a parent can provide in regards to these factors then the more likely a Court will be to grant the relocation request.
Requests to move a child out of Illinois begin by filing a Motion with the Court. The Judge will hold an initial hearing and will decide whether the requesting parent should be allowed to move immediately, on an interim basis, and will set a trial date which will determine whether a permanent relocation should be allowed. Discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, will then begin so that each parent may build their respective case. The matter will culminate at a bench trial where the Judge will make a final decision in regards to relocation, child support, and other issues. This is a complicated process and having an attorney is crucial to improving your chances.
I am a Peoria fathers’ rights lawyer who handles move away cases on behalf of dads. I will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation. I will quickly file a Motion to relocate if you are requesting the move or an Opposition if you are opposing a relocation request. After the initial hearing I will use the discovery process to gather evidence showing that the child should be in your care. Such evidence may include employment records, text messages, correspondence, police reports, and any other necessary information. As a former prosecutor I will aggressively represent you at trial and will make sure that you know what to expect throughout the process. My office makes communication a priority; we will promptly return your phone calls and quickly respond to your messages. You are facing a serious situation and I will take it seriously. Contact me today to schedule a consultation.
Affordable Peoria attorney assisting fathers in relocation cases
Peoria area fathers have enough to worry about during a relocation case and finances should not be another cause for concern. I am able to handle most matters for an affordable flat fee. This means that you will know what the case is going to cost and that you will not get hit with surprise legal bills every month. This allows you to focus your funds on the most important thing – your family. I also service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.