Post Divorce Modifications

1700 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 28, Aurora, IL 60505

 Patankar Law P.C.

Kane County Post-Divorce Changes Attorneys

West Chicago Post-Divorce Modifications Attorneys

Divorce Lawyers for Post-Decree Changes and Enforcement in Geneva, Aurora and Naperville

After a divorce is finalized and ex-spouses move forward with their lives, circumstances are bound to change. Some of these changes are considerable and may necessitate changes to the original divorce decree. There are also times when one of the parties is uncooperative and refuses to abide by the agreement. When post-divorce modification and enforcement issues arise, it is important to have an experienced divorce & family law attorney by your side to guide you through these complicated proceedings.

At Patankar Law P.C., we have over five decades of combined experience helping clients with divorce and family law issues in Aurora, Kane County, DuPage County and Kendall County. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of even the most complex contested & uncontested divorces, and the common issues that may trigger post-divorce modifications. We work closely with our clients, taking the time to listen and fully understand their unique needs, and putting our experience to work to develop the most practical and effective legal solutions.

Common Post-Divorce Modification and Enforcement Issues

There are several reasons that the original divorce settlement may need to be revisited. These include:

  • Child Support: If the child support payor experiences a job loss, significant salary reduction, or suffers from a major health issue, he/she may have a legitimate case for a modification of child support payments. On the other hand, if the payor is behind on support payments for no valid reason, the payee may need to go to court to activate one or more enforcement mechanisms.
  • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony: Changes in the circumstances of either the payor or payee may warrant a modification of spousal support payments. As with child support, if the payor is behind on payments, enforcement of the original decree may be necessary.
  • Parent and Child Relocations: If one parent wants to relocate with the child out of the area, it is likely that the allocation of parental responsibilities will need to be modified. In addition, if the non-moving parent objects to the move, the moving parent must obtain court approval.
  • Property Division: In most circumstances, property division post-divorce modifications are not approved by courts. An exception could be made, however, if undisclosed or hidden assets are discovered after the divorce is finalized.
  • College Expenses: Post-secondary educational expenses for children is an issue that should be addressed during the divorce proceeding. If it was not, however, either parent can seek a modification to deal with this issue post-divorce.

Speak with a Knowledgeable DuPage County Post-Divorce Modifications Lawyer

Life circumstances are always changing, and issues often arise that need to be revisited after you have finalized a divorce. At Patankar Law P.C., we understand the challenges and complexities involved when there is a need to bring these often contentious and emotionally-charged issues back before the court. For skilled guidance with post-divorce modifications, contact our office today at 630-820-8877. From our office in Aurora, Illinois we serve clients throughout Kane County including Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn, Elgin, North Aurora, Campton Hills, Naperville, Warrenville, and Lisle.

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