A Mother Loses Custody Largely Due To Cancer

A North Carolina mother lost primary custody of her two children in large part because she has Stage IV breast cancer. The judge reportedly decided that the children, aged 11 and 5, were better off in Chicago where their father lives and works because of the mother’s advanced cancer. Because the mother is unemployed the judge said she could move to Chicago to be near her children. The mother does not want to move to Chicago so that she can continue her medical treatment in Durham. Although this custody case is outside of Illinois, I blogged about it because it did garner national attention in the legal community. In Illinois, judges decide custody disputes based upon what is in the best interest of the child or children. A change in child custody usually also means a change in child support. If you have questions about child custody, call me.

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