Modifications In Your Divorce Settlement

Divorce settlements for some matters aren't necessarily set in stone. Sometimes, life changes among divorced couples. For example, one may see a significant income hike through a new job, while another may lose a job. Or your child's education costs suddenly climb.

When these circumstances or similar changes arise, it's time to revisit the divorce settlement and seek modifications. Financial matters related to child custody, child support or spousal payments all may get additional reviews when changes occur. Those changes can become permanent or short term. Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C., of Belleville, Illinois, is an experienced family law firm that is effective, empathetic and aggressive.

Reasons For Post-Divorce Modifications

Many situations can lead to post-divorce financial modifications. When life changes surface, do not hesitate to pursue legal guidance that can benefit you and your family. Here are a few of the reasons that one should pursue modifications to a divorce settlement:

  • Changes in children needs: Education costs may be higher if your child attends a private school or must pay more for school activities. Health costs, too, may become higher, and so can car insurance rates if your teenaged child is driving.
  • Income decline: If a parent loses a job and is unable to pay child support obligations, there may be an option for a temporary decrease in payments.
  • Remarriage and change in family structure: If one parent remarries and has additional children, it may be time to revisit the original divorce settlement.
  • Income increase: The custodial parent may receive more money in child support if the noncustodial parent has received a work-related income raise, or even a family inheritance.

I have a proven reputation for achieving results, and will protect your legal rights. I am empathetic, knowledgeable and understanding. I grasp the complexities of post-divorce modifications.

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I focus on family law and know its complexities. When financial circumstances change among former spouses, it's time to revisit the divorce settlement. A post-divorce modification is the next step. Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C., of Belleville, Illinois, is led by me, a top-notch lawyer who knows the community. I am empathetic, compassionate and know how to solve problems. For a free consultation, call me at 618-207-4032.