Child Removal and Relocation

Experienced Illinois Child Removal Relocation Attorney

Divorce and separation are serious legal matters to address, particularly when children are involved. When issuing its decrees, the Illinois courts set the priority for its orders on the wellbeing of minor children. Rarely are the provisions of a divorce decree involving child custody and visitation left intact throughout the child’s minor years. Any changes ought to be approved by the courts for your protection. When the relocation of a child out of state is sought by one of the parents, the services of an experienced attorney can help resolve any related legal issues. Attorney Robert Schmit specializes in child removal and relocation law and will help you fight for the best interests of your child. We have handled child removal and relocation cases, and all matters of family law and divorce, for clients in the Cook County courts.

Child Relocations Most Often Challenged

If you object to your child being moved away, we can seek a court order to prevent the relocation. If you want to move your child due to a new job or some other compelling matters, we can assist in working out a mutually acceptable solution. Most often any move by the primary custodial parent to remove or relocate the child is met with opposition by the other parent. If the ex-spouses cannot agree upon a solution, contentious legal disputes may result. The courts are reluctant to approve a move-away if they suspect improper motivations for the move. Experienced legal representation in child relocation and removal cases is essential. 

Attorney Robert Schmit will always have your child's best interests at heart.

We offer the personal care and individualized legal representation that few other lawyers can match. For more than 30 years, our practice has been devoted to finding legal solutions for the serious family law issues our clients face.

To discuss a potential relocation and removal case, or any related child custody and visitation issues, contact us for a free initial consultation. We can assist you with the proper petition to protect your rights and facilitate an equitable agreement for both parents and the child.

Our firm represents clients throughout Chicago and the southwest suburbs including Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Evergreen Park, Worth, Bridgeview, Justice, Summit, Willow Springs, Blue Island, and Hometown. Our office is located three blocks west of Harlem Avenue, on the north side of College Drive, by Lake Katherine. Your initial consultation is free. Evening consultations are available upon request.