It is not uncommon for parents to face challenges regarding the future care and upbringing of their children after divorce. Especially where issues of custody and visitation are concerned, extenuating circumstances may require particular support in order to obtain a positive solution to the problem. For instance, if an Illinois parent who is scheduled to visit a child once a week is forced to move a greater distance away because of employment (making it impossible to be there for each visit) a request for modifications of a court order can be made.
Other situations that may lead a parent to ask the court to change an existing order might include child support payments and decrease of income. If a paying parent is no longer able to afford the assigned payments because he or she has lost a job or has had a serious pay reduction, a formal request to lower the court-ordered payments may be submitted. It is often helpful to have the guidance of an experienced attorney when preparing to make such requests.
Child custody, visitation and support laws vary by state. An Illinois attorney is able to clarify the regulations governing such matters. Various options are often available, and, by seeking qualified assistance, a parent can obtain help to make informed decisions and determine how best to address a particular need in court.
No matter what events have led to your need for seeking modifications of an existing court order, McCarthy & Allen is prepared to walk you through the process. Your immediate and long-term goals are one of our main priorities. We are committed to helping you protect the best interests of your child while pursuing the best outcome toward a successful future for your family.