Enforcement, Modification & Termination Lawyers
Helping You Protect Your Parenting Rights And Receive Fair Support
It is important to know your parenting rights. If you need to change or enforce the terms of your agreement, we can help. Our attorneys regularly represent parents for modification matters that include:
- Modifying custody orders to support or defend against relocation
- Modifying custody orders due to suspected child abuse, drug use or other criminal charges
- Modifying support orders due to a change in salary
- Modifying support orders to unexpected health care needs
Should your former spouse violate either custody or support order, our attornets will fight to defend your rights in court. Our attorneys have an established record in securing back child support payments for our clients. Our lawyers have also used the law to hold parents responsible for violating the terms of their parenting agreements.
Don’t Rely On Your Former Spouse To Respect The Terms Of An Unofficial Modification Agreement. Contact Our Attorneys To Take Appropriate Measures.
Child support and alimony / spousal maintenance agreements under certain circumstances can be changed and amended – they are not necessarily written in stone. Courts understand that sometimes circumstances change after a divorce. For this reason a process of modification is available, so families can amend the terms of child and spousal support.
If a modification request is accepted they may significantly affect the lives of both parties and their children. For this reason, it is essential that you choose an attorney who knows about modifications and terminations and can see you safely through the legal obstacle course.
Alimony / Spousal Maintenance Modifications
In Illinois, the official end-date for child support is the child’s 18th birthday. Courts will expect you to keep paying, however, if the child does not graduate from high school until age 19.
The courts will hear petitions for modification prior to the 18th birthday under certain conditions:
- A change to the custody agreement agreed upon by the two parties
- A significant increase in parenting time
- Termination of your parental rights
- Termination of child support at custodial parent’s request
- Inability to pay due to physical or mental disability or incarceration
Legally Terminate Support Agreements
The most common reason spousal maintenance is terminated is that the payee is now living with a partner on a continuing basis, either married or living as if they are married. The person seeking to terminate maintenance must prove this – consult a knowledgeable family lawyer to learn more. The courts consider numerous reasons for termination of maintenance, contact our law firm to learn more.
Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment to discuss your family law issue with The Law Offices of Christopher D. Edmonds, Ltd., call us or use the online form. Our office is located in Westchester, Illinois.