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Chicago Post-Divorce Modification Lawyer

Old Town Order Modification and Enforcement Lawyer

Attorney for Family Law Order Enforcement in Cook County

At The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, we are ready to help you manage the many challenges that are often associated with a divorce. Our commitment to you does not end, however, when your divorce judgment is issued. Sometimes called a divorce decree, the judgment contains all of the terms of your divorce, including the resolutions that you and your spouse (or the court) have reached on all of the relevant considerations, including parental responsibilities (child custody), parenting time (visitation), child support, and spousal maintenance.

We realize that you probably invested many hours and a significant amount of money in getting through the divorce process. No matter how much you spent, it is impossible to account for everything that could happen in the years that follow your divorce and how things might change in the future. As your family's needs evolve, our team is equipped to assist you in seeking post-divorce modifications to your judgment.

Modifying a Divorce Decree in Andersonville and Oak Park

Under Illinois law, orders for spousal maintenance and child support are typically calculated using a statutory formula. Each of these calculations depends upon the parties' income when the order is established. At our firm, we understand that your income and that of your former spouse can change quickly and for a variety of reasons. If such a change has occurred, we can help you petition the court for a recalculation and modification. You may also qualify for a modification if you or your ex-spouse have experienced changes in circumstances that affect your finances, including health issues, remarriage, or a dramatic change in your parenting time.

Parenting time and parental responsibilities arrangements can also be modified after a divorce. A modification to a parenting plan can be made by agreement between the parents or by the court after a significant change in the family's circumstances. For example, if the primary residential parent is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the other parent may need to assume a greater share of the parental responsibilities. Likewise, a career change or a long-distance move by one parent may necessitate a change in the parenting time schedule. A parenting plan can also be amended if such a change is necessary to protect the child from a parent who might be a dangerous influence on the child.

Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross works with mothers, fathers, and non-parents looking to modify the terms of a divorce decree. With over three decades of family law experience, Mr. Ross is equipped to help you understand your available options and to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Trusted Greektown Counsel for the Enforcement of Divorce-Related Orders

Just because your divorce decree includes a parenting plan or a support order, there are no guarantees that your former spouse will comply. If your ex-spouse has failed to make maintenance or child support payments or is refusing to allow you to exercise your parenting time, the team at The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC can help with your enforcement efforts.

Illinois courts have several options for enforcing family law orders, including wage garnishment and contempt of court proceedings. In extreme cases, the offending party could even face time in jail and the termination of his or her parental rights. We know how difficult it can be when your former spouse does not comply with the terms of your divorce decree, and we can help you take action.

Call 312-984-1514 for a Limited Free Consultation

If your circumstances have changed since your divorce decree was issued or you need assistance with enforcing the terms of the judgment, contact our office for guidance. Call 312-984-1514 to schedule your no-cost limited introductory consultation with Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross today. Our firm serves clients at the Daley Center Courthouse, as well as in Lincoln Park, Greektown, Bucktown, Andersonville, Gold Coast, Wrightwood, Wicker Park, Old Town, West Loop, Downtown Chicago, and the rest of Cook County.

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