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Court orders not always permanent--modifications may be possible

Parents who divorce in Illinois and elsewhere often go to great lengths to negotiate plans that protect their children's interests and provide for their best possible future. Many issues that arise involve intensely personal topics, such as child custody, visitation and potential financial support. If former spouses do not agree, frustration levels on both sides may escalate. Since life is an ever-changing event, there are also situations where court orders have already been issued, but circumstances prompt a parent to request modifications.

For instance, a parent might have specific rules regarding visiting his or her children after divorce. Job changes, moving to a new residence that is farther away or being activated in the military may make it impossible to adhere to the original plan. Under such circumstances, a request can be submitted to the court, asking that visitation rules be changed to better align with the new situation.

It is often difficult to address such matters on one's own. In almost every situation, chances for obtaining a positive outcome are increased when one acts alongside effective representation. An attorney experienced in handling family law issues would be able to assess a particular situation and determine how best to proceed in court.

McCarthy & Allen has served many clients in Illinois. Those with questions regarding the process for seeking modifications of child custody or visitation arrangements, or those who are struggling to resolve issues pertaining to alimony, property division or other family matters, may contact our office to request assistance. We are committed to helping all of our clients solve their family law problems in as swift and economically feasible a fashion as possible.

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