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CAN A FATHER TAKE HIS CHILDREN OUT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

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CAN A FATHER TAKE HIS CHILDREN OUT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS WITHOUT THE MOTHERS CONSENT?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Samuel Feinstein replied 8 years ago.
As long as you are married, yes.

If you are not married, it would depend on who has custody, how long you want to leave . . .

Provide more details and I'll provide a better answer.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
SO, JUST SO I AM VERY CLEAR HE HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO TAKE THEM AND MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE? DOES HE HAVE TO INFORM HER OF THIS INTENTION? AND IF SO HOW? CAN IT BE VERBAL, LETTER?
WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY FOR A GRANDPARENT TO GET CUSTODY OR GUARDIANSHIP OF THE CHILDREN?
Expert:  Samuel Feinstein replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for accepting my answer.

You didn't answer my question about whether the couple was married.

I really doubt that any of this would give a grandparent the right to custody.   

If you want a more detailed response. Spend the time to clearly write out what the circumstances are. Your description should at least answer the following questions.

Is the couple married?
How are you related?
Is there a court order regarding custody?
If so, what are the terms of the court order?
How long ago did the father leave the state?


Did the father provide contact information?