IMDMA Modifications

750 ILCS 5/603.5, Temporary Orders, Relocation

Effective January 1, 2022, 750 ILCS 5/603.5 has been modified to include the following language:

(a-5) A court may order the relocation of the child on a temporary basis before the entry of a final allocation judgment if it is in the best interests of the child. Any relocation shall be considered temporary in nature and shall not prejudice either parent in the allocation of parental responsibilities contained in a final allocation judgment. Any relocation shall be made in accordance with the protocol set forth in subsections (c) through (g) of Section 609.2.

New: 750 ILCS 5/221, Request for changing or removing gender identifying language on a marriage certificate.

Effective July 27, 2021, 750 ILCS 5/221 provides as follows:

Sec. 221. Name change on marriage certificate. For a person married in any county in this State, the county clerk shall issue a new marriage certificate when it receives legal documentation indicating that one of the parties listed on the certificate has legally changed names. An order for name change issued pursuant to Section 21-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall be the only legal documentation that a county clerk may require. The new marriage certificate shall reflect the legal name change and shall bear no additional markings.

Effective January 1, 2022, 750 ILCS 5/221 will provide a procedure for nongendered marriage certificates as noted here.

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