Post decree actions allows for modifications of support provisions following the finalization of a divorce, as well as enforcing of the terms of the Judgment in the Dissolution of Marriage. The Will County post decree attorneys at Chuck Bretz & Associates possess more than 90 years of combined experience arguing post decree cases.
Three main areas of post decree litigation in family law cases exist:
- Enforcement of support provisions.
- Modification of support.
- Post majority educational expenses allocating each spouse’s contribution to the college or trade school expenses of the former couple’s children.
Post decree litigation also involves modification and/or termination of maintenance. The majority of Illinois courts are trending towards awarding rehabilitative maintenance. Rehabilitative maintenance is awarded when the following process has been followed with the help of a Joliet post decree attorney. First, it is incumbent upon the spouse receiving the support to petition the court to show that they have made good faith effort to rehabilitate themselves. Secondly, it must be established that the continuation of maintenance is necessary for the spouse receiving support to achieve rehabilitation.
Give yourself the best shot to come out ahead in your Joliet post decree case. Call Chuck Bretz & Associates today at (815) 740-1545.