Cook County Post Divorce Modification Attorneys
Following a divorce or a paternity case, it is important to note two facts: The arrangements made need to be followed and, if necessary, they can be modified to accommodate major life changes. The Chicago family law attorneys of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., have more than 30 years of experience handling post-decree matters, including enforcement actions and modifications.
If we handled your divorce or paternity case, you know how careful we are about making our fees affordable and taking steps to work with you on payments, allowing you to pay by credit card or through an installment plan. If you are new to our law firm, we invite you to find out.
Enforcement actions may be necessary any time one spouse does not fulfill the agreements made to the other:
- Are child support payments not being made?
- Are alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, payments not being made?
- Has your former spouse failed to adhere to child custody and visitation or parenting arrangements?
- Has your former spouse neglected to do the necessary paperwork to divide the 401(k) plan, IRA account or pension?
- Has your former spouse switched the beneficiary on the life insurance policy to a new spouse's name, rather than the child's name, as agreed upon?
- Has your former spouse let medical insurance lapse, leaving your child's medical bills unpaid?
- Has your former spouse failed to pay college education expenses, as agreed upon?
If you need to take action for any of these reasons, or you are the subject of an enforcement action, our attorneys can assist you in resolving the situation.
Changes may be required for a variety of reasons, ranging from remarriage to changes in income or work schedules. Perhaps something was intentionally left open in the original arrangements, such as an indication of how the child's college education expenses would be divided, requiring that the arrangements be revisited. Perhaps major life changes require the change.
A parent must get a court order before moving a child to another state. The other parent will typically still have the right to be part of the child's life. Unique visitation arrangements may need to be made. Even for parents who were never married, and paternity has been established, a court order must be obtained before moving the child out of state.
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Contact us to speak with our Illinois child support enforcement attorneys. For your convenience, our main office is in Wheeling and we also have an office in Libertyville. Free half-hour initial consultations are available for new clients.