I am trying to move my son from IL to NJ. I have temporary full custody of him due to his father being in the military. I understand there is a new law in IL stating I have to write a letter to my sons father letting him know I am moving him with the address etc.
The letter does not need to be written by a lawyer. If the 2 of you agree, you can just sign and file it. If there is an objection, u need a lawyer.
Some lawyers offer free consults, use that (I don't, but I digress). I mention this because although our removal statute went through a total overhaul, there's a lot of unknowns. For one, is this a post decree or pre-decree case? Is there a pending court date? Is this a parentage case (It seems like it is) or a divorce case. Where any controlling orders entered? Is the father stationed overseas at the moment?
All these questions would need to be answered before pointing you in the right direction. So Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.
+you could read the statute yourself. it is 750 ilcs 5/609.2 now called relocation, not removal
you do not have full custody as there is no such thing any more as custody and there never was any such thing called full custody. there was sole and joint.
you would get the judge to sign off by writing and noticing a motion to do so and appearing at the court date.
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