Divorce settlements are created with the idea that they will endure forever. While this could be true for couples who separate without children or alimony obligations, certain elements of divorce settlements seldom stand the test of time. Fortunately, the divorce laws in Illinois' court system take this scenario into account.
At the Andrew Cores Family Law Group, our divorce judgment modification attorneys have helped clients make changes to many aspects of their divorce including spousal support, child custody, and child support. It may be feasible to amend certain sections of the divorce decree if important areas of your life have changed. Our experienced lawyers can answer your inquiries in consultation with clarity and detail.
Spousal Support Modification
There are several reasons for either spouse to ask for adjustments, regardless of whether maintenance is temporary or ongoing. These adjustments are often only accepted in cases when a person's circumstances have significantly changed. The payor may ask for their payments to be decreased or stopped if they lose their employment, have serious health problems, or run into other problems that make it difficult for them to make support payments. It may be appropriate to ask to have spousal assistance stopped if the receiver starts making more money and is able to live independently without it. If the recipient gets remarried or begins a new relationship in which they cohabitate with a romantic partner, spousal maintenance can also be ended....