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What Happens If Issues Come Up After a Divorce Is Final?

By Nottage and Ward on October 3, 2012

As an experienced divorce attorney in Illinois, Jeffrey Knipmeyer understands that we do not live in a perfect world. If it was perfect, once a divorce is final, it’s actually finished. Every party abides by the terms of the divorce settlement; they pay maintenance (alimony), on schedule; they never miss a child support payment or visitation; and everything moves on exactly as planned. This is unfortunately not the case for many divorces, which is why a divorce attorney is not just prepared to fight for an equitable divorce agreement, but prepared to provide effective representation in order to modify an already final settlement in post-decree proceedings.

Issues That May Arise Post-Decree

Life is unpredictable and there are many changes that can occur after a divorce is final that can warrant the need for modifications of the terms of the divorce. A few of the most common issues that may arise and need to be dealt with after the final divorce decree has already been made include:

  • A dramatic increase or decrease in salary, which can require modifications to child support and/or alimony payments;
  • A relocation, which would require significant changes regarding child visitation and perhaps even custody arrangements; and
  • Enforcement of support, visitation and/or custody terms, by which one spouse is not abiding.

While a post-decree dispute can be very heated, it is important to remember that getting angry and frustrated will not resolve the problem. By retaining the services of a knowledgeable family law attorney, you can present a strong case and increase the likelihood that a judge will make their decision in your favor.

Help Is Just a Phone Call Away

Jeffrey Knipmeyer, an experienced post-decree dispute attorney in Chicago at Nottage and Ward, is committed to helping divorced Illinois residents come to equitable resolutions to any issues arising after the terms of their divorce are final. To find out how the team at Nottage and Ward can help you, call us at (312) 332-2915 for a consultation.

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