Can I Travel Out-Of-State With My Children While My Family Law Case Is Pending?

One of the common issues parents deal with when going through a newly filed divorce is how to deal with pre-planned vacations and travel out-of-state with the minor children. Whether a divorce, child custody or paternity action, these cases usually occur at the least convenient times. When parents make decisions to take each other to Court it is not necessarily something that has been planned months in advance.

While a family law case is pending my clients often want to know if they have a right to leave Illinois with the minor children — whether for a planned vacation or similar type of trip. My answer is almost always that it is best to try and enter an Order regarding a trip instead of just rather than just taking one. to ensure everyone understands the absence is temporary. Otherwise, poor communications between the parties could result in the non-traveling parent believing that the traveling parent is not returning the minor children. If that happens, it could lead to seeking an Order of Protection, allegations of parental kidnapping, and more. So, it is better to be safe than sorry when planning a vacation during family law proceedings.

Permission to Travel Out of State With Minor Children

Motion to Travel Out of State

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