There are a number of reasons why divorced couples may seek a post judgment modification, including matters that involve the custody and support of children.
Not surprisingly, with the passage of time, adjustments to child support or parenting time may be needed. A substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the last order may warrant a modification.
Modifications may include a reduction or increase child support if financial circumstances have changed for either parent, or a child needs additional support. A new parenting time arrangement may be necessary if one parent moves out of state, for example, or if other unforeseen circumstances develop over time that require an adjustment to the parenting schedule for the best interests of the children.
Not Complying With a Family Court Order
A divorced party may also return to court if one of the parties is not complying with a court order. Common reasons include an ex-spouse not granting access to a child during scheduled parenting time or failing to pay child or spousal support as ordered.
Other reasons may have to do with the division of marital property and debt in a divorce, where a spouse ordered to put a house on the market fails to do so, or does not pay off or keep payments current on debt they were ordered to pay.
Seeking a post judgement modification when circumstances change or a returning to court to compel an ex-spouse to follow an order are not uncommon. If you have questions regarding post judgement modifications, or need help with enforcing a family court order contact the Lake county Illinois family law office of Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC for assistance at 847-680-4970.