Summer Vacations and Custody Cases

When children are out of school for the summer, many families plan vacations. Just because someone is involved in a divorce or custody case does not mean that they have to put vacation plans on hold. One thing parents going through divorce should be aware of is that once a divorce or custody case is filed, there is an automatic provision that takes effect barring either party from removing the child from Illinois. Because of this automatic provision, parties obtain permission from the other parent or the Court before taking their children on a vacation outside of Illinois. Attorneys can assist with this. If the parents do not agree on vacation plans, the parties’ attorneys can seek to resolve the issue and protect their clients through the court. Sometimes it can take weeks or even months to resolve a contested issue, so vacation plans should be addressed as early as possible in order to avoid any problems.

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