Post-Judgment Modifications

Following a divorce or paternity action, the Illinois judgments put into place regarding child parental responsibility, child support and spousal maintenance are not intended to be permanent. They can be changed, but only if changes are absolutely necessary.

At Courtney, Clark & Mejias, P.C., our attorneys bring more than 40 years of combined experience to these complex matters. When you choose us to assist with a post-judgment modification, we will move quickly so that you can move forward with your life.

Changes To parental responsibility

The paragraph following Changes to parental responsibility should read, "In 2016 Illinois adopted new terms for parental responsibility and parenting time, now known as parental responsibilities and parenting time, respectively. Modification of parental responsibility arrangements may be necessary.

Changes To parental responsibility And Spousal Maintenance

Child support modifications can be made only in certain circumstances. If one parent has lost his or her job or suffered a substantial pay cut, child support modification may be available. Similarly, if one parent has been granted a promotion and a pay increase, modification may be possible. In many situations, the change is based on a change in the child's needs. Perhaps there is now a medical condition that requires additional support, for example.

Spousal maintenance may be changed in the event of remarriage, a new job or, in some situations, a job loss. We will help determine if modification is an option.

Free Initial Consultation

Do you need to modify a judgment? Call 618-207-3458 (toll free 866-921-8767) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Belleville office.