In today’s society, 25 miles is not a far distance. As of January 1, 2016, however, that is the farthest distance you can move your child after a divorce without approval. Under the new Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the parent who has residential custody of the child time must notify the other parent of a proposed move if it will cause the child to be relocated either:
If the non-relocating parent denies the proposed move, the relocating parent must petition the court for approval. The distance is measured by an internet mapping service such as google maps.
Contact your family law attorney if you are the residential custodian and are anticipating a move.