Circumstances can change in all people’s lives making a post-divorce modification necessary with regard to alimony and child support. Recently, the actor Charlie Sheen filed court documents to have his child support reduced again. Citing the fact that his monthly income dropped from over a half million dollars to just under one hundred thousand, Sheen says is no longer able to afford the monthly 55K – times two – paid to his ex-wives for child support. The actor has taken the matter to court to seek a reduction.
If a substantial change in circumstances affects your ability to comply with the terms of your divorce settlement, a court-approved post-divorce modification is required before you can legally alter child or spousal support payments. Post-divorce modifications are an option for people who can no longer comply with the terms of their divorce settlement due to illness, loss of employment, or geographical relocation. If you need help with a Illinois post-divorce modification regarding alimony, child support or child custody and visitation, contact the Law Offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for help.
Source: People Magazine, “Charlie Sheen Files Court Documents Against Denise Richards Asking For Child Support Reduction – Report”, by Raja Nayne, accessed March 16, 2016.