Is It Time to Update Your Custody and Support Arrangements?

When child custody, child support and spousal support arrangements are created, they reflect the current living situations of the parties involved. In reality, most people's circumstances change over time, and the support or custody arrangement should change to match.

People lose work and get promotions. They move. Children grow up and have new or different needs. Moreover, the law concerning custody and parenting time may be subject to change as was the case on Jan. 1, 2016, when the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act went into effect. Whenever there is a substantial change in circumstances, it is important to work with an experienced Libertyville child support and child custody attorney who can help modify your arrangements to reflect your current living situations.

When you contact Beermann Law Group, Ltd, in Libertyville, Illinois, that is exactly what you will find. We have more than 40 years of experience helping individuals throughout Lake County, Cook County and DuPage County find the solutions they need to their family law concerns. Contact us today by email or call 847-984-0211 to discuss your needs with an attorney for free during an initial 30-minute consultation.

Understanding Changes to Support Payments

Child support is a percentage of your net income that is determined by statutory guidelines and the number of children you have. To arrive at net income, taxes, Medicare payments, mandatory retirement contributions and health insurance premiums are deducted from the payer's gross income. If you have a prior support obligation, that can also be deducted.

If you are laid off through no fault of your own, your support payments may change. We can help you modify your existing payments to reflect your current situation.

Changes to Child Custody Arrangements

When arrangements regarding the children are considered, the first and foremost standard is determining what is in the best interests of the child. If there is a serious endangerment to the children, modifications can be made quickly to protect their well-being. If there has been a significant change in circumstances — such as a drastic change in schedule or job relocation — we can help you modify your custody arrangements.

Contact an Experienced Illinois Support Modifications Lawyer

If you have had a substantial change in circumstances, we can help you make modifications to ensure that your arrangements reflect your current living situation. Contact us via email or call 847-984-0211 to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation.