Illinois Custody and Support Enforcement Attorneys
Lawyers for Enforcement and Modifications in DuPage County
The attorneys at our firm, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, are aggressive about collecting child support and ensuring that children have the financial resources they need. Once child support has been ordered, it is legally binding upon the spouse paying child support. Our attorneys use all of the legal avenues available to them to enforce child support orders for our clients. We employ techniques such as citations to discover assets, freezing bank accounts, garnishing wages, or seizing assets to pay past-due child support—all of which encourages the delinquent parent to comply with their obligations. Of course, we also use more conventional methods to enforce child support orders, including petitions for indirect civil contempt and other legal remedies to encourage payment of child support. For an aggressive child support enforcement lawyer, contact us at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC at 630-665-7300.
Our attorneys spend the time needed to ensure that our clients understand their options. We understand that parents who have not received child support payments due to them are unlikely to have extra money for hiring an attorney. We make sure that parents who need a child support order enforced know all options available to them, including possibly free or low fee state enforcement programs.
We also help parents enforce child custody and visitation orders put in place during a divorce or family law case. In situations where one parent has refused to comply with their requirements, such as by refusing to allow the other parent to have parenting time with children when scheduled, we can help bring these violations to the court's attention, request that missed parenting time be made up, and ask the court to put restrictions in place to ensure that the parent will comply with the court's orders in the future. We work to protect the best interests of children in these situations and ensure that they can maintain positive ongoing relationships with parents.
Our child support modification attorneys also want to be sure our clients know that it is possible, and in some cases desirable, to modify support or other obligations. When factual circumstances change, parents may find that they are unable to agree upon payment for things such as music lessons, summer camps, and school tuition. Likewise, if a parent paying child support has been laid off, or if other issues have affected their ability to earn sufficient income, a petition for a modification of child support may be appropriate, and a temporary or permanent reduction of child support payments may be put in place by the court. Because private adjustments or arrangements are not generally enforceable, our post-divorce modification lawyers urge our clients to petition for formal modifications even when the spouses are in apparent agreement about the change.
Modifications of child custody may be appropriate in some situations, although it will usually be necessary to show that a parent or child has experienced a significant change in circumstances that has made a modification necessary. Modification requests often become an issue in cases involving parental relocation, which occurs when a custodial parent plans to move to a new home a certain distance away from where their children currently live. We can provide representation for parents who wish to relocate or who need to respond to a relocation request by the other parent, and we will advocate for solutions that will provide for children's best interests.
Confidently contact an attorney at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC at 630-665-7300 knowing that they will be fully knowledgeable about all post-decree matters.