Oak Brook Post Divorce Modification Lawyers
Divorce Attorneys Serving Hinsdale, Elmhurst, and DuPage County
Divorce brings change. Families must often adjust to new residences, new surroundings and a new way of life. It stands to reason that such changes may impact a final divorce decree. Changes in financial status may prompt a former spouse to switch careers or seek higher education. Additionally, life-altering events such as terminal illness, physical impairments, or remarriage may alter the ability for a person to fulfill the terms of the original decree.
Farooqi & Husain Law Office is a respected family law firm handling post divorce modifications for its DuPage County clients. Removal (relocation) proceedings and modifications to allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), parenting time (visitation), child support, and maintenance/alimony are common issues divorcees encounter. Our DuPage County family law attorneys can help you navigate the modification process and explain the potential impact to your lifestyle.
Experienced Handling of Relocation Proceedings
As of January 1, 2016, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) refers to removal as relocation. Previously, a custodial parent did not need to seek permission to move within the state. They only had to seek approval for crossing state lines. One of the main concerns with relocation is the potential impact on the parent-child relationship with the non-custodial parent.
Under the old statute, it was possible for a custodial parent to move hundreds of miles away and still remain within Illinois without requiring approval from the non-custodial parent. Yet, a 35-mile move to a neighboring state such as Indiana was subject to denial. The new guidelines recognize the importance of proximity and access to both parents. Under the new guidelines relocation is defined as:
- A change in residence of up to 25 miles when the child formerly lived in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties;
- A residence change of up to 50 miles for any other county; or
- A change in residence to a different state up to 25 miles away from the previous residence.
We are current on in-state, out of state and international relocation requirements and proceedings. Our dedicated team can help you modify the child custody agreement as needed to provide an atmosphere that is in the best interest of your child or children. Our legal team will work diligently on creating the best solution for your family's ever-changing needs.
Complete Post Divorce Modification Assistance in DuPage County, IL
Often relocation will impact parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities. Job losses, demotions, and catastrophic accidents or illnesses may also impact a parent's ability to provide court-ordered support. The best way to handle these concerns is to address them quickly. Our DuPage County post divorce modification lawyers are ready to help you initiate the process to make legal modifications.
Remember, court orders are enforceable. You do not want to be in an unfortunate situation due to untimely disclosure. We are willing negotiators focused on seeking the best outcome for your family; we put your children first. If you are not sure how to begin the process, we can help. Bring us your concerns so that we may find solutions.
Skilled Post Divorce Modification Attorneys
Contact our attorneys today for trusted, thorough handling of post divorce modifications. Call 630-909-9114 to set up an initial consultation. We serve DuPage County, Cook County, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Hinsdale, Elmhurst, and across Northern Illinois.