St. Charles Post-Divorce Modifications Attorneys

Post-Divorce Modification Lawyers Serving Clients in Kane County

Most divorce decrees address a comprehensive list of issues related to dissolving a marriage. From child custody and property division to spousal maintenance matters, a divorce settlement or judgment is designed to tie up as many loose ends as possible. Even the most exhaustive divorce decrees, however, cannot completely predict the future or how circumstances might change over the time. Consequently, it is often necessary to make post-divorce modifications to the terms of the divorce to better fit current circumstances.

At the Kane County family law firm of Goostree Law Group, we are skilled in representing clients in all types of post-divorce modifications. Whether it is changes to child custody arrangements, child support orders, or alimony, we have the experience and knowledge to effectively advocate for your objectives.

Modifying Support Orders in Kane County

In Illinois, child support and alimony responsibilities are both determined based on statutory formulas. Child support is calculated based on the net income of both parents, and spousal support is calculated based on the net income of the spouses. The incomes of the parties at the time of the divorce decree is used for the calculations. If either party's income changes significantly in subsequent years, however, a modification to existing support orders may be obtained by petition. Other factors can also justify a post divorce modification to child support or spousal support, including:

  • The relocation of an ex-spouse to a new home in a different city, county, or state
  • Substantial change in expenses
  • New health care needs for ex-spouses or their children
  • Remarriage for the supported spouse, which will result in the automatic termination of spousal maintenance
  • Changes to child custody arrangements

Modification of Child Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody arrangements and visitation arrangements may also require modification over time. If, for example, one parent cannot provide a safe environment for the child, that parent may lose custody or have their parenting time restricted. The relocation of a parent may also necessitate a modification to the existing child custody arrangement. We are experienced in representing both mothers and fathers in issues related to modifying child custody and visitation orders. As with all child-related matters, we prioritize the best interests of the child and our client.

Contact Our St. Charles Divorce Modification Attorneys

If you need assistance negotiating or litigating a post-divorce matter, contact us at 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your legal options and provide our experienced opinion on how you should proceed. Our attorneys build relationships with our clients and continue to provide high-quality legal representation at all steps of the divorce process, including in the years following the conclusion of a case. We serve clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County and the surrounding areas.

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