Child Support & Spousal Maintenance Modification Lawyers – Chicago, IL
Serving Chicago & Chicagoland including Cook, Will, DuPage & Lake Counties
Child support and alimony agreements are very formal but they are not necessarily written in stone. Courts understand that circumstances change significantly after divorce. For this reason a process of modification is available, so families can amend the terms of child and spousal support.
Chicago Child Support Modification Attorneys
Modification requests are important. If they are 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.
Modify Alimony Payments in Cook and Will County
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
How to 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 that the living arrangement is a conjugal one. Consult a knowledgeable Illinois family lawyer to be sure.
As with child support, courts consider numerous reasons for termination of maintenance.
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