Under Illinois state law, the court may grant a custodial parent’s request for relocation only when it is deemed to be in the best interests of the child. Such orders may be issued even if the noncustodial parent objects. In these cases, it falls to the custodial parents to prove that the move is in the child’s best interests.
There are a number of factors that the court will consider in determining whether to approve a request for relocation. Under state law, these factors include the following:
Furthermore, the court may also take into consideration the distance of the move.