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Wheaton divorce attorneyOn an annual basis, judges around the country make decisions on thousands of divorce cases. These decisions can have monumental impacts on your life moving forward, from child support and spousal maintenance payments to resource allocation and child custody. While this decision-making process is evidence-based and unbiased, errors can be made. Fortunately, even after a divorce case is finalized, a qualified attorney can help you.

Working for a Brighter Future After Your Divorce

Once your divorce is finalized, many people feel a sense of relief. Yet for those that have decisions go in directions that they do not agree with, the divorce finalization process can bring on a stressful panic. In all reality, divorce finalizations can be challenged, moving forward.

Appeals: If the judge in your divorce case made a mistake, an experienced attorney can guide you through the appeal process. Still, it is important to note that an appeal cannot be made, simply because you are unhappy with the final decisions. If you believe that your family law case was ruled incorrectly, contact a legal team as soon as possible, the vast majority of appeals can only be filed within 30 days of a ruling. Appeals are commonly made regarding issues of marital property valuation, alimony determinations, and parental visitation.

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Illinois divorce attorneysIn the aftermath of a divorce finalization, it is common to feel a wide array of emotions. With issues such as resource allocation and child custody responsibilities agreed upon, it is finally time to move forward in life, post-separation. Yet, sometimes even after all of the contentious aspects of a divorce are finalized, complications can arise. If you have an established child custody or spousal maintenance plan and are no longer able to regularly make your payments, we can work with you to pursue a post-divorce modification to ensure that you are not financially hurt by the payment plans finalized during your divorce.

Common Reasons For a Post-Divorce Modification

After your divorce has been finalized, there are a number of reasons why you may need to make modifications to your alimony or child support payments. In any of these cases, our team is here to help.

Loss of Employment: Throughout 2016, an incredible 54,000 American workers were either laid off or fired on a daily basis. That staggering statistic proves that anyone can lose their job. If you lose your job, for one reason or another, you should not be financially endangered over spousal maintenance or child support payments. A quality family law team can help you make modifications to the payment plans established at the time of your divorce.

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After you receive your judgment from the court finalizing your divorce, you may feel a sense of relief. However, even after a divorce is final, there may be additional issues.

In the months and years after the divorce, you may need to go back to court for modifications or for enforcement actions.

Updating Personal Documents and Complying With Orders

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DuPage County family law lawyer, pay attorney feesThe general rule in Illinois court cases is that each side pays his or her own attorney fees. However, in family law cases, judges have a lot of power to decide if one side should contribute to the other side's attorney fees.

The Court's Power in the Initial Proceedings

Family law cases are held in equity. Therefore, a judge is charged with making fair decisions. Still, this does not mean that things have to be split evenly. Instead, judges look at all of the circumstances and make decisions after taking all factors into account.

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