Palatine Post-Decree Modification Lawyer

Palatine IL divorce attorney

Sound Counsel From an Experienced Illinois Post-Decree Modification Attorney

When your post-divorce circumstances change or when an obligation in the decree is not being fulfilled, experienced family lawyer Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson can help. The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., provides legal representation on post-decree modification, and Attorney Richardson has helped hundreds of families throughout the Northwest Suburbs during his 12-plus years in practice.

After reviewing hundreds of divorce decrees and understanding how Court-ordered responsibilities affect you, Attorney Richardson leverages his experience to your benefit. He listens to your situation to assess the best way to proceed; negotiates in pursuit of an amicable outcome but is prepared to litigate aggressively, if necessary; and seeks attorney's fees to be reimbursed when enforcing the Court's orders.

Contact Attorney Richardson today for a consultation. He serves a broad range of family law clients throughout Chicagoland and its Northwest Suburbs and can meet after hours or on Saturday mornings if needed.

How do you know if you require a post-decree modification? Have you recently been affected by any of these life-altering events?

  • Change in income due to job loss or promotion;
  • Serious illness or injury;
  • Move to another state by you, your child or former spouse; or
  • Unexpected increase in expenses.

If so, you may need to modify your divorce decree. These substantial changes and others that are unique to your situation are grounds for modification. To best safeguard your future, Attorney Richardson can review your specific situation in a free, no-pressure consultation.

Spousal Support Modifications

Spousal maintenance obligations, sometimes called alimony, often need to be addressed by post-decree modifications. Significantly reduced or increased income by either party may heighten or decrease the need for support, and it is within the purview of the Court to make appropriate adjustments to an existing order.

During a modification review, the Court is also granted the discretion to limit future requests regarding spousal maintenance. By entering a fixed-term support award, the Court may elect to bar future maintenance, and the scheduled termination of the award becomes a permanent termination. The Court, therefore, can reduce continuing legal action that, in some cases may otherwise carry on for longer than the duration of the marriage itself.

Dedicated Family Lawyer in Cook and DuPage Counties

No matter what type of family law concern you may be facing, Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson is equipped to help you navigate the legal system and to utilize its complex laws to your advantage. Contact his office to learn more about the post-decree modification process and to explore your available options.

Call 847.873.6741 today to schedule your free introductory consultation at the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., and meet firsthand the quality representation you deserve. The firm is proud to serve the needs of clients in Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, and throughout Cook and DuPage Counties.


Call Today at 847.873.6741 for Your FREE Initial Consultation

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Address110 N. Brockway Street, Suite 220, Palatine, IL 60067

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