Requesting modifications of existing child custody order

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Requesting modifications of existing child custody order

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2017 | Family Law

Illinois parents often return to court after divorce when various circumstances arise regarding their children. From child support issues to court order modifications, there are many reasons a parent may seek the court’s approval or intervention months or even years after a divorce is finalized. Sometimes, the process is swift, and parties reach amicable solutions. Other times, a parent may run into obstacles if the other parent refuses to cooperate.

Unexpected changes often occur in life. Perhaps you’ve received a promotion at work that requires you to relocate or have experienced a decrease in income that necessitates down-sizing, including moving to a smaller home. If you are the custodial parent, you’ll likely want your child to move with you.

If you’re a non-custodial parent, you might need to make some changes in your visitation or child support schedules. Either way, complications may be kept to a minimum by acting alongside guidance from a family law attorney. Especially with regard to relocating to another state (or country), an attorney can clarify state and federal laws and negotiate on your behalf to create an agreeable adjustment to your current parenting plan.

McCarthy & Allen can assist you in all aspects regarding divorce and parenting plans, including court order modifications, custody, visitation, support and more. We understand that your child’s best interests are your main priority. We are prepared to obtain an agreeable outcome on your behalf, even if it means we must aggressively litigate the issue to do so. You can contact our Illinois office via the electronic form located on our website for your convenience.

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