Child Custody Jurisdiction: Who has Jurisdiction Over My Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Case?

What is the “Home State” for Child Custody Cases?

What Happens if the Parties Move Out of Illinois After the Custody Case is Over? Where Do They Go to Court Now?

  • do not have a significant connection to Illinois, AND
  • that there is no longer substantial evidence in Illinois relative to the minor child’s care, protection, training, etc.; OR
  • if another state determines that the child, child’s parents (or party acting as the child’s parent) no longer reside in Illinois.

What about Victims of Domestic Violence Who Flee the State with Their Children?

Temporary Emergency Jurisdiction



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