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Illinois Child Custody Compliance Lawyer & Custody Enforcement Attorney

Unfortunately, being granted a divorce does not always mean all of your family law issues are over. The reality is that circumstances can substantially change over time from when the divorce was granted, and everyone does not follow court orders. As a result, there are many situations that can require post-divorce legal actions.

When a parent fails to comply with a child custody agreement or order, it may be necessary to pursue legal enforcement of the terms to protect you and your child’s best interests. Depending upon the circumstance, we can petition the court on your behalf to:

  • have your rights enforced,
  • find your ex-partner in contempt of court,
  • pay attorney’s fees, and
  • seek jail time (in some relatively rare cases).

If you need assistance enforcing an order related to child custody, visitation, or support, I invite you to call me to schedule a free or paid consultation.  As an experienced modification and enforcement attorney, I can help.

Child Custody Compliance FAQs

Common modification scenarios involve matters affecting children. After being granted a divorce, you may find that:

  • Child Custody & Visitation agreement is simply not working, and the resulting situation is not in your children’s best interests;
  • Your ex-spouse just got a big promotion and raise, and Child Support should be increased;
  • You are offered a much better job in another state and want to Relocate with your child (or children); or
  • A need arises to have Maintenance/Alimony continued or increased.

If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstance that has affected your current child custody arrangement and would like to pursue a modification, please call our office to learn more about your legal options for seeking a favorable determination.

Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (the “Illinois Divorce Act”), Custodial parents, even those having sole custody, do not have the unfettered right to move their children out of the State of Illinois without permission of the court.

In 1988, the Illinois Supreme Court established the following criteria to determine if a removal meets the best interest test: (i) whether the proposed removal is likely to enhance the lives of the custodial parent and children, (ii) whether the motives of the custodial parent seeking removal are good, (iii) for what reasons the non-custodial parent is resisting removal, (iv) the impact of the removal on the existing visitation schedule, and (v) whether a reasonable visitation schedule can be maintained if the removal is approved.

The burden of proof is on the custodial parent seeking to relocate the children’s residence out of the State of Illinois, to prove such removal is in the “Best Interest of the Children.”

As a Rockford family law attorney, I and this firm will zealously represent; parents seeking removal to relocate to another state, as well as parents seeking to oppose removal.

Enforcement scenarios can also frequently arise post-divorce. The following are a few of the common reasons it may be necessary to seek enforcement of a child custody order, including (but not limited to) if an ex-spouse or ex-partner fails to:

  • pay ordered child support or spousal maintenance,
  • pay health insurance premiums as ordered, resulting in health insurance being canceled, or
  • turn over property as ordered.

These are all critical matters that should be addressed and enforced immediately. As an experienced child custody and support enforcement lawyer, I can petition the court on your behalf in seeking to uphold your rights and mandate compliance.

When A Court Order is Granted, You Have Rights

If the provisions in the order are not being respected, you need a capable and aggressive attorney to pursue enforcement and defend your interests. We can help reduce your stress by taking on the full responsibility to either enforce your rights (such as to get the child support you are owed) or to seek a modification (such as to get your maintenance/alimony increased).

We start by understanding the facts; then, we act swiftly and aggressively to pursue enforcement and compliance. You do not need to stress over every detail – this is our job.

Find Out How We Help Illinois Parents Pursue Child Custody Compliance.

When you hire Rockford Family Law, you will receive straightforward and honest advice and aggressive representation. If you would like to find out more about modification and enforcement, please call our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and to read the information located at the following links:

If you have gone through a divorce and circumstances have changed post-divorce or your ex-spouse is not following the court order, please contact me so that I can learn about your matter.

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