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The new 2016 Illinois child relocation laws, previously known as “removal"  and “parental relocation,” as Illinois has shifted towards policy and language that emphasizes cooperation between parents. The new laws give parents more freedom to move with children across state lines (with limitations) while creating some boundaries as to how far away parents may move within the state.

From now on, parents wishing to relocate with their children must provide written notice to the other parent if:

  • The move is greater than 25 miles from the child’s current home in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will County;
  • The move is greater than 50 miles from the child’s current home in any other Illinois county; or
  • The child’s new out-of-state home is more than 25 miles from the child’s current home in Illinois.