CHICAGO POST-JUDGMENT MODIFICATIONS LAWYER
Chicago modifications attorney/lawyer
Helping Chicago Clients With Family Court Order Modifications
Benefits of Hiring a Chicago Modifications Attorney
What to Expect in a Modification Case
Commonly Reported Reasons for Family Court Order Modification Petitions
Job loss. The unexpected loss of a job can make it difficult or impossible to meet financial obligations imposed by family court until alternative employment is secured. If you lose your job due to forces outside of your control, you can request a temporary adjustment to your support obligations to reflect your new circumstances. You cannot, however, simply quit your job and then file a petition for modification claiming you can’t afford to make your support payments.
Medical emergencies. If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you may need to reevaluate several aspects of a standing family court order to account for the aftermath. If a custodial parent experiences an injury or develops an illness that prevents them from meeting their parental obligations, they have a legal obligation to report it to the court. The court must ensure a standing custody order aligns with the child’s best interests and adjust it accordingly when the parents’ medical conditions change.
Domestic violence. In the event you experience domestic violence from an ex-spouse, a co-parent, or any other parent beholden to a family court order, you can file a petition to hold them in contempt. Whenever any party violates the terms of a standing family court order, this behavior can easily lead to extensive family court proceedings. In addition, the at-fault party faces losing any previous custody or visitation rights, along with additional penalties assigned at the judge’s discretion.
Relocation. If divorced or unwed parents have a joint custody agreement, the order likely includes very specific terms for relocation. This means that if either party wishes to relocate, they must notify the other party as well as the family court. Relocation disputes are some of the most contentious modification cases that unfold in Chicago family court. A judge must resolve changes in custody that they believe reflect the child’s best interests in this type of case.
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