Warrenville IL Post Divorce Modification Attorney
Lawyer Assists Client in Making Changes to Their Divorce Decree in DuPage County
When a marriage dissolution is finalized, the terms and conditions of the divorce decree reflect the parties’ present circumstances. Over time, however, circumstances may change, and a post-divorce modification may be appropriate. To ensure that your interests are fully protected during post-decree support and parenting modifications, it is important to work with a skilled divorce and family law attorney.
At The Law Offices of Nancy Kasko, LLC, we have extensive knowledge of post-decree modifications and related legal matters. Attorney Nancy Kasko handles each case personally, and she works closely with her clients to give them the personalized representation they deserve. Nancy has been through a contested divorce, and she knows first-hand the complexities of these issues and what circumstances might warrant a modification.
Nancy is a friend and advocate for each client she serves. She takes the time to listen to her clients and thoroughly analyze all the unique facts of their case, so she can formulate a resolution that fully addresses their needs and concerns. Nancy also stays in regular contact with her clients, providing ongoing updates on the progress of the case.
Post-Divorce Support and Parenting Modifications in Illinois
There are several reasons to seek a modification of the original divorce decree. Some of the most common include:
- Employment/Income Changes: When one of the parties gets a job, changes jobs, or becomes unemployed, there may be significant changes in income. This can affect the amount they are able to pay for child support and/or spousal support.
- Parent and Child Relocation: If a parent and/or child relocates out of the area, allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time/visitation arrangements may need to be significantly altered.
- Change in Marital Status: If an ex-spouse remarries, this can affect alimony/spousal maintenance payments and parenting plans.
- Change in Health Status: If one of the parties develops a serious health condition, this can have an adverse impact on their finances and their ability to keep up with various support payments.
- Educational Needs of Children: If a child is at or near age 18, one parent may petition the court to compel the other parent to help with college expenses.
If both parties can agree on these and other pertinent issues, an uncontested divorce may be possible. In such cases, the parties and their attorneys negotiate a divorce settlement without the involvement of the court. Once the final terms and conditions are agreed upon, the settlement is presented to the court for approval. Another way to handle an uncontested divorce is through mediation. With this option, the two parties agree to craft their settlement with the guidance of a neutral, third-party mediator.
If there are disputes over some (or all) of the legal issues and the spouses cannot resolve these disputes on their own, the divorce will be contested. In a contested divorce, the parties go before the court, where a judge decides how the issues in dispute will be settled. This route tends to be more costly and protracted, but in many cases, it is the only viable option.
Speak with a Knowledgeable Carol Stream Support and Parenting Modifications Lawyer
Filing for a post-divorce modification can be a complex process. Specific requirements must be met, and a compelling case must be presented to the court. Attorney Nancy Kasko understands the modification process, and she knows what it takes to help her clients secure a favorable outcome. For a free, personalized consultation with attorney Kasko, contact our Warrenville law office today at 630-836-8540 or our Wheaton office at 630-407-1665. We serve clients in Warrenville, Winfield, Wheaton, and West Chicago, Illinois.