Is it illegal to take my baby out of state?
3 attorney answers
Yes you have to get permission of him or the court. If you leave and don’t do the relocation properly then he court ask the court that the baby return and even get possession of her. It’s not a good idea to do the relocation without a lawyer.
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Illegal? No. Does it violate the law on relocating more than 25 miles from where you live if you live in Cook County? Maybe. What is your reason for leaving where you now live, and will the move benefit the child? That is the real question if push comes to shove. If you and the child move without complying with the statute, it is possible that the father can force the return of the child, so you should discuss this situation with an attorney beore doing anything.
google and read 750 ilcs 5/609.2.
you must give him the required 60 day notice.
if you have not pursued child support from him, do that now also.
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