Wheaton Post Divorce Modification Attorneys
Lawyers for Post Divorce Modifications in DuPage County
Over time, the circumstances of a divorce decree or settlement can change. The law makes provisions for arrangements initially determined in the divorce to be modified if and when it becomes necessary. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we help clients request or oppose changes to child support, custody/visitation, and maintenance/alimony arrangements. Post divorce modifications can become contentious matters quickly. Our attorneys strive to resolve these issues amicably and efficiently wherever possible, but we are always prepared to zealously advocate for our clients' interests and the interests of their children before a judge.
Post Divorce Modifications in Family Court
In order to get approval for modifications to existing custody or support arrangements from the family court, the petitioner must demonstrate significant changes in family dynamics or financial circumstances. Those changes must also be long-term changes. For example, a modification could be granted if:
- One party gets promoted or gets a new job with a substantially higher salary.
- One party loses a job or makes a substantially lower salary.
- One party becomes disabled.
- One party remarries or has another child.
- The medical or educational needs of the child change.
- The child wishes to live with the other parent (in some cases).
- One parent wishes to relocate out-of-state or to a new home within the state that is a significant distance away from where they currently live.
The court will consider the best interests of the child first and foremost in most cases involving child custody, visitation, and support. Our attorneys can examine the circumstances of your modification and provide a realistic evaluation of the likelihood the modification will be approved.
Contact Our DuPage County Post-Decree Modification Lawyers
If you would like to request or oppose a modification to your divorce decree or settlement, contact us at 630-665-7300 to learn how we can help you. We will answer your questions, explain the modification process, and advise you on how best to proceed. Our firm is located in Wheaton, Illinois, and we work with clients throughout the Chicagoland area, including DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties.