1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-462-9500630-462-9500
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Wheaton Post Decree Enforcement Attorneys

Post Divorce Enforcement Lawyers Serving DuPage County

Obtaining a final resolution to a divorce, legal separation or paternity/parentage case is a huge relief to most people. Unfortunately, legal needs do not always end when a legal decree is issued. It is not uncommon for one party to fail to comply with terms of a court-ordered decree.

At The Stogsdill Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in handling post decree enforcement matters. We use all legal options to compel compliance with child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), visitation/parenting time, and alimony/maintenance orders.

Enforcing Support Decrees in DuPage County

If you have a child support or spousal court order, you expect to receive your monthly payments as ordered. It is not uncommon, however, for these orders to be violated and for legal action to become necessary. If the terms of your court-ordered support are not being met, there is legal recourse available to you. Our attorneys can help you obtain the support you are owed and deserve. It may be necessary to initiate an indirect contempt of court proceeding against the party who is not in compliance of the decree. Contempt of court judgments can have serious consequences, including jail time for non-payment of child support.

In some cases, a significant change in financial circumstances may make one party incapable of complying with the support order due to the loss of a job, injury or other situation. If so, a modification to the support order may be necessary. We also handle post decree modifications for when circumstances change and your decree no longer meets your needs.

Enforcing Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time Decrees in Illinois

Just as child support orders are often violated, so too are orders allocating parenting responsibilities, or child custody, and parenting time. There are a number of circumstances that can be considered noncompliance of child custody and parenting time orders, including:

  • Refusing to allow visitation with the other parent;
  • Keeping a child for longer than allowed;
  • Failing to pick up a child at the specified time;
  • Taking the child at an unarranged time; and
  • Removing a child from the area or the state without permission.

Depending on what is included in an order, bad personal habits, such as smoking around the child or failing to abide by agreements regarding religious indoctrination, may also constitute a violation. Our attorneys can help you determine if the other party is violating the custody or visitation order and help you through the process of enforcement. If a serious violation has been made, the court may change the parental responsibility or parenting time order in the best interests of the child.

If you need experienced assistance in a post decree enforcement matter, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will explain your legal options to enforce compliance and provide our experienced recommendations on how to best proceed. We are located in Wheaton, Illinois, and we serve clients throughout DuPage, Cook, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
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  • I would highly recommend Tony Sammarco to anyone needing a divorce lawyer. He explained all my options to me and he made sure I understood the process. I am glad I had him there to help me through this difficult time.

  • Thank you doesn’t seem enough for all that Bill Stogsdill and Brett Williamson have done not only for me, but my children as well. When I first met both of these gentlemen, each presented themselves with such self-confidence. I instantly knew...

  • The Stogsdill Law Firm and I were able to obtain sole custody of my son. I am fortunate for the outcome and I am to be a father to my son. Secondly, my ex-spouse was awarded limited portion of the marital estate. Bryan Estes is more than an excellent lawyer...

  • Whenever my opinion is asked by any of my clients, friends or family regarding what law firm someone should use for their divorce my answer is always the same –The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. The kids and I are forever indebted to Bill and his firm.

  • Bryan's ability to listen and understand my situation and then offer his advice on how we should proceed was the main reasons I hired Bryan as my attorney. That was the best decision I made, for myself and my children. Bryan helped develop action plans as well as a strategy ...

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