If you have reason to believe that your spousal maintenance order should be changed, you should discuss this matter with a family law attorney as soon as possible. Whether the judgment can be changed may depend on factors such as the wording of the original judgment and timing. The judgment ordering spousal maintenance should stipulate whether it is reviewable and under what circumstances it may terminate.
At SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, we know how to quickly assess and pursue modifications to spousal support in Cook County and the surrounding areas. If you feel there has been a substantial change in economic or other circumstances to warrant revisiting your spousal maintenance order, we encourage you to contact us today to set up a free initial consultation at our Rolling Meadows office.
Timeliness matters in a spousal support modification. You will need to meet a deadline to petition a family law court for modification. In your petition, you should demonstrate to the court why you need more maintenance or why you should pay less.
Substantial changes in circumstances of either party after a divorce may justify modifications to spousal support. A substantial increase or decrease in the income of either or both parties may be a reason to petition a family law court to change the level of support.
Circumstances that normally terminate maintenance orders include cohabitation or remarriage of the party receiving support, or the death of either party.
Susan A. Marks is a divorce lawyer in Cook County who aims to provide caring, personalized support and encouragement in all family law matters, including advising clients on changes to spousal support. We can help move your petition for a modification forward efficiently to get it before a family law court in a timely manner. We are prepared to help you through the necessary financial analyses and determine a support structure that will be suitable to your particular circumstances.
If you are looking for legal counsel that considers your individual needs in a spousal support modification case, contact our Rolling Meadows lawyer at SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, today for a free initial consultation by calling 847-255-9925 or contact us toll free at 877-286-8180, or by email.
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