A North Carolina mother lost primary custody of her two children in large part because she has Stage IV breast cancer. The judge reportedly decided that the children, aged 11 and 5, were better off in Chicago where their father lives and works because of the mother’s advanced cancer. Because the mother is unemployed the judge said she could move to Chicago to be near her children. The mother does not want to move to Chicago so that she can continue her medical treatment in Durham. Although this custody case is outside of Illinois, Iblogged about it because it did garner national attention in the legal community. In Illinois, judges decide custodydisputes based upon what is in the best interest of the child or children. A change in child custody usually also means a change in child support. If you have questions aboutchild custody, call me — divorce lawyer Tanya Witt at (312) 948-9884 or email info@thewittlawfirm.com. The above blog post does not constitute legal advice. Please discuss your specific rights with an attorney.