Post Divorce Disputes
Consult qualified attorneys from Schiller DuCanto & Fleck to pursue settlement enforcement and post-divorce modifications in Illinois.
Post-divorce disputes often arise when one party does not fulfill obligations indicated in the divorce settlement. Examples include visitation disputes or late child support payments. The affected party may take enforcement action to recover missed payments, but it may also become necessary to modify the settlement agreement terms, depending on the situation.
When Do You Need Post-Divorce Modifications?
Illinois courts typically determine child support payments based on the payer’s income, as well as the children’s financial needs. These two factors will most likely change over time, creating the need to reevaluate the payment amount. In most cases, child support payments stop when the payer’s children turn 18. However, parents may seek counsel and court intervention to resolve disputes over college tuition or other relevant expenses.
In addition to child support payments, parents may also request modifications relating to parenting plans or parental responsibilities. A common example is when the parent with primary custody wishes to move out of state, which would make regular visitation with the other parent more difficult. Regardless of the reason for modification, the courts may appoint a child representative or order a psychological evaluation to determine the child’s best interests.
At the time of the divorce, the court may also order spousal support or maintenance. The courts may modify this amount or terminate it altogether at a later date.
How to Pursue Modifications or Divorce Settlement Enforcement
Enforcement and modifications can be just as complicated as the initial settlement agreement, so it’s important to consult a qualified lawyer. At Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, we are exceptionally skilled in post-divorce litigation. We can effectively argue disputes and prepare sufficient evidence to support post-divorce modifications in Illinois. Our attorneys are also well-versed in complicated child custody and child support issues. Contact us today to request a meeting.