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Wheaton Post Divorce Modification Lawyer

Warrenville After Divorce Changes Attorneys

Attorneys for Changes to Parenting Plans and Support Orders in Wheaton and DuPage County

A divorce judgment, also called a divorce decree, will usually provide resolution to a wide variety of considerations relevant to the end of a marriage, including parental responsibilities, parenting time, division of marital assets, and spousal support. Regardless of how much time, energy, and effort went into resolving the divorce, however, there is no way to account for every possible way that circumstances might change in the future. As a result, many divorced couples must seek post-divorce modifications to the terms of the judgment so that the terms continue to meet the family's changing needs.

At Goostree Law Group, our DuPage County family law attorneys are equipped to help all types of clients in matters related to post-divorce modifications. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and skills to advocate on your behalf in pursuit of a favorable outcome.

Support Order Modifications in Downers Grove and Lisle

Illinois law provides statutory formulas for the calculation of both spousal maintenance and child support when they are appropriate in a divorce. Both formulas are dependent on the income of each party at the time that the order is entered. Therefore, if one party's income were to change significantly, a recalculation and modification may be necessary. A modification may also be appropriate for other reasons, including:

  • A significant move by either ex-spouse
  • A large change in expenses
  • Health issues for the child or either ex-spouse
  • A remarriage by the recipient ex-spouse
  • Substantial changes to the existing parenting plan, formerly known as a child custody agreement

If your order for child support or maintenance is no longer meeting your needs or those of your children, our attorneys can help you take action.

Modifying a Parenting Plan

At Goostree Law Group, we also help parents seek modifications to their parenting plans and parenting time schedules. Such modifications are permitted under Illinois law by agreement of the parents or when there is a significant change in circumstances. For example, if the parent with most of the parenting time wishes to move to a new city or state, the parenting plan and parenting time schedule will need to be modified to accommodate the relocation. Similarly, a new job for either parent may require the parenting time schedule to be amended. In some cases, a modification may even be necessary to protect the child from a parent whose influence presents a danger to the child.

The experienced attorneys at our firm represent both fathers and mothers in matters related to the modification of child custody arrangements. Your best interests and those of your child are always our top priority. We will thoroughly explain your available options and help you make the best decisions for your unique situation.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you have questions about post-divorce order modifications, contact our office to get the answers you need. Call 630-364-4046 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today. With offices in Wheaton and St. Charles, we represent clients in Downers Grove, Aurora, Lisle, Woodridge, Warrenville, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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