No. 2--06--0749 Filed 4-11-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
JAMES R. MATCHEN, ) of McHenry County.
and ) No. 95--DV--233
JEANETTE MATCHEN, ) Honorable
) Michael W. Feetterer,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CALLUM delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Jeanette Matchen, timely appeals the judgment of the circuit court of McHenry
County denying her petition for leave to remove the parties' two minor children from Illinois to
Wisconsin. On appeal, respondent argues that the trial court's findings are against the manifest
weight of the evidence. For the following reasons, we affirm.
Respondent testified that she and petitioner, James Matchen, divorced in August 1995.
Pursuant to the judgment of dissolution, the parties shared joint custody of their three children. At
the time of the removal hearing, Jeremiah, 20 years old, lived with petitioner, and Jeffrey,14 years
old, and Jessica,12 years old, lived with respondent. Both parties and the children reside in McHenry