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Archive, October 2015.

Another change coming to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act centers around removal of a minor child. Current restrictions are imposed only on a custodial parent seeking to remove the permanent residence of a minor child out of the State of Illinois. However, as of January 1, 2016, parties seeking to remove the residence of their minor child(ren) will need permission from the court (or an agreement from their former partner) to move more than 25 miles from their current residence if residing in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties, or more than 50 miles from …
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New changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act are going to take effect on January 1, 2016.  One of the main changes will have to do with custody and visitation of minor children.  No longer will courts use "joint" or "sole custody".  Instead, the Court will allocate what is going to be called "parental responsibilities."  Parents will also no longer have "visitation" with their children.  Rather, they will have "parenting time". 
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