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Appellate Court Lets Mother Move Her Kids Out of State

Published on the Illinois State Bar Association website: Court granted wife permission to move from Illinois to North Carolina with parties’ 2 minor children, and  awarded wife attorney fees and costs as sanctions, and awarded wife retroactive child support. Evidence shows that husband failed to take opportunities for parenting time, and was not supportive of wife’s needs for help with children; and that neither parent had family support in Illinois. Court properly considered relevant statutory factors and concluded that benefits of relocating children outweighed any potential negative impact. Court properly denied husband’s request for more visitation/parenting time with children, as he failed to prove that modification would be in children’s best interest. Full case details can be found here.

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