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My nephew lost his case opposing his ex wife's relocation of

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Hello, my nephew lost his case opposing his ex wife's relocation of their 7-year old daughter from IL 145 miles away into Indiana. His lawyer is disorganized, and just yesterday told him that he cannot now enter into a joint parenting agreement with his ex wife, because if he did he would lose his right to appeal ( deadline for 30 days being Sept. 2). Lawyer says it is because of the new law 1/1/16. He never mentioned this before, so we've been scrambling to get a JPA in place to cover the circumstances.
I would like to know the citation to a statute or case for this principle that having a JPA would nullify his right to appeal. Without an agreed parenting agreement my nephew has no idea what he can do, etc., and the pre-litigation JPA doesn't make sense anymore.
Thank you
PLEASE SEND CASE, STATUTORY, OR OTHER CITATION.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 3 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this. It is not really a statutory issue but if he would enter into a joint parenting agreement then there is nothing to appeal or basis for the appeal. I suspect this attorney wants to do what is most profitable.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 3 months ago.

http://www.illinoisdivorce.com/#!parental-responsibility-basics/c1hte

These seem to be the relevant cases on the subject matter

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 3 months ago.

If you have any additional questions just let me know otherwise a positive rating would be greatly appreciated.