No. 2--06--0796 Filed 3/8/07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
AMANDA BOEHMER, ) of Lake County.
n/k/a Amanda Stafford, ))
Petitioner-Appellee, ) No. 02--D--1164
MATTHEW R. BOEHMER, ) Honorable
) Diane E. Winter,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE KAPALA delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Matthew R. Boehmer, appeals from an order of the circuit court of Lake County
adopting the parties' previous private agreement to allow the removal of the parties' minor child from
the State of Illinois. We reverse and remand.
Petitioner, Amanda Boehmer, n/k/a Amanda Stafford, and respondent were married on
November 22, 1997. During their marriage they had one child, Caylee Ann, born April 12, 2001.
On May 29, 2002, petitioner filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. The trial court entered the
judgment of dissolution of marriage on April 11, 2003, resolving all property issues between the
parties and incorporating the parties' joint parenting agreement. The agreement provided that the
parties would have joint legal custody of Caylee, with petitioner as residential custodian, and allowed