While a divorce decree will permanently terminate your marriage, there are certain aspects of the final order that can remain subject to future modification. Either party may request revisions to the terms of child custody, child support or maintenance (alimony), if there has been a significant change in the circumstances.
Making Changes To Your Final Divorce Order
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., family law is all that we do. Naperville family law and divorce modification attorney Ronald L. Hendrix has been practicing law since 1985 and has a solid track record of successful resolutions in disputed issues.
While obtaining or defending against a modification can be a complex process, with the help of our law firm, you can ensure that your legal rights will be protected as we strive to promote your position.
What Matters Can Be Modified Post-Divorce?
Our Illinois legal team can help you understand your rights and options in the three areas of post-divorce modification:
- Modification of child custody and visitation: In order to obtain a child custody modification, one must show that there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as a new job requiring a relocation or the onset of circumstances that could impact the best interests of the children.
- Modification of child support: Both parents are required to contribute to the cost of raising their children post-divorce, and terms of the child support order may be recalculated due to a number of factors, including income loss, a substantial pay raise, or a major change in a child’s medical, educational or day care costs.
- Modification of spousal support: In order for the court to consider a request for maintenance (alimony) modification, you need to show a substantial change in circumstances that impacts your ability to pay maintenance/alimony (for the payor) or your financial need (for the payee).
Child Support Modification Attorney In Wheaton And Plainfield
During a divorce, the Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., provides the experienced representation you need and the personal attention you deserve. Contact us at 630-416-7004 or 815-722-7050 to speak with a dedicated Naperville divorce modification lawyer.