Illinois Family Law: Relocation

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When a divorced or separated parent who has physical custody of the child(ren) wants to relocate, he or she is required to give at least sixty (60) days’ prior written notice of the change of residence (“relocation”) to the other parent, unless such notice is impracticable or unless otherwise ordered by the court. See 750 ILCS 5/609.2(d).  This notice must …

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Illinois Family Law: Relocation with Children

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Various reasons prompt a parent to want to relocate with his or her child.  Illinois, like most states, has strict procedures to follow when requesting a relocation since the relocation often times jeopardizes the relationship and time spent with the other parent. Relocation refers to three situations in Illinois, dependent on location: The parent moving more than 25 miles from …

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New York Family Law: Relocation and Tropea Factors

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Under New York law, a parent can relocate outside of New York only with a court order or agreement by the other parent, but it must be in the best interest of the child and cannot inhibit the other parent from having parenting time, assuming he or she has visitation rights. Tropea v. Tropea, 87 N.Y.2d 727 (1996) is the …

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New York Family Law: Relocation of Non-Custodial Parent

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  A client recently asked me:  what happens when the non-custodial parent wishes to relocate outside of New York City greater area? She was the custodial parent in this case. Unlike with a custodial parent wishing to relocate, the law does not require the non-custodial parent to seek permission by the court, absent a separation agreement by the parties saying otherwise. …

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Primer in New York Matrimonial Law

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I will be giving a primer in New York matrimonial law along with (the fabulous) Veronica Escobar, Esq. next Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Fordham University, School of Law during the “Bridge the Gap” Continuing Legal Education seminar designed for newly-admitted attorneys.  We will be discussing the following issues: Divorce Paths Jurisdictional differences between Family Court and Supreme Court Alternative …

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A Primer on Matrimonial Law in New York

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I will be giving an overview of New York divorce law at Fordham Law School on January 24, 2015 for the Bridge the Gap CLE along with Veronica Escobar titled “A Primer on Matrimonial Law in New York.” Veronica and I will give an overview of New York matrimonial law beginning with the two different paths to divorce: the contested …

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Workshops Available at FamilyKind on the Upper West Side in New York City

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As my readers know, not only am I a food and agriculture lawyer but I also have a family and matrimonial law practice.  I wanted to point out a helpful organization here in New York City for you folks who may be going through a separation or divorce:  FamilyKind. It offers separate classes for adults, children and teens to better …

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Ask Cari: “Can I Leave the Marital Home Before the Divorce is Commenced?”

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I am frequently asked this question during divorce consultations.  There is a fear out there due to the law of abandonment that a spouse will hurt his/her legal position in a divorce if he/she vacates the marital home before the divorce is commenced. “Actual abandonment” is still a ground for divorce in the state of New York; however, the departure …

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A Few Thoughts on Matrimonial Agreements

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Matrimonial agreements are always encouraged, especially with divorces.  When people enter into an agreement as opposed to getting an order from a judge, it is more likely that they will comply with the agreement.  Any type of matrimonial agreement is a contract and can be enforced by court action just like any other civil contract.  Matrimonial agreements may discuss the …

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Relocating from New York with Marital Children After A Divorce

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I love New York and I certainly don’t want to move elsewhere but I understand why someone else might.  After a divorce, one parent may wish to relocate either to pursue a new relationship or to be closer to family.  If there is no visitation granted to the other parent, the custodial parent can move freely.  However, in most cases …

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Already Married? What You Need To Know About Post-Nuptial Agreements

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In some states, such a New York, couples are allowed to enter into an agreement after a marriage or civil union called a post-nuptial agreement discussing things such as, but not restricted to, the division of property (real property, personal property such as livestock, cash assets), child support, spousal maintenance, and a restriction on relocation (e.g., spouse cannot relocate out …

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Try To Have *That* Conversation With Your Family This Holiday Season

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You know the conservation that I am referring to– the one about estate and succession planning.  The conversation when you talk about all the What If’s.  Try to have that conversation this holiday season.  I know it might be an uncomfortable topic to bring up while you are “roasting chestnuts on the open fire” or drinking eggnog while watching Charlie …

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