NO. 4-06-0864 Filed 3/1/07
IN THE APPELLATE COURT
In re: SOPHIA G.L., a Minor,
ALEXIS A. LINDEMAN,
JOHN LINDEMAN and YVONNE LINDEMAN,
Circuit Court of
Lois A. Bell,
JUSTICE McCULLOUGH delivered the opinion of the court:
On September 20, 2006, the circuit court of Greene
County, Illinois, denied intervenors John and Yvonne Lindemans'
(the Lindemans) petition to register a child-custody determina-tion
from the superior court of Hendricks County, Indiana. The
Lindemans appeal, arguing the court erred by denying their
petition to register. We reverse and remand for further proceed-ings.
The record reflects that on September 14, 2005, respon-dent,
Alexis A. Lindeman, gave birth to Sophia G.L. in Indiana.
For a short time, Alexis and Sophia lived with Alexis's mother,
Kathy Engle. However, from September 24, 2005, until March 30,
2006, Alexis and Sophia resided with the Lindemans, Alexis's
father and stepmother. On March 30, 2006, Alexis took Sophia to
live in Illinois. It is undisputed that from the date of her