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Kane County Post Divorce Modifications Attorneys

St. Charles Post Divorce Modifications Law Firm

Post Divorce Modification Lawyers Serving Clients in Batavia, St. Charles, and Elburn

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 net income and alimony is calculated based on gross income. The payer’s income at the time of the divorce decree is used for the calculations. If the payer’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:

  • Change in geographical location;
  • Substantial change in expenses;
  • Health care needs;
  • Substantial change in the supported spouses’ finances;
  • Remarriage for the supported spouse; and
  • Change in child custody arrangement.

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 visitation 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.

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 the years following. We serves clients throughout Northern Illinois including Kane County and the surrounding areas.

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