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Aurora Maintenance Modification Lawyer

An award of spousal support or maintenance, may be modified or terminated only upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/510(a-5). In order to determine whether a substantial change in circumstances has occurred, the court must take into account the factors set in 750 ILCS 5/504(a) as well as a number of factors including any change in the employment status of either party, any impairment of earning capacity of either party, property awarded to either party, increases or decreases in each party's income, and any other factors the court deems just and equitable.

Understanding Maintenance Modifications:

In order to support a maintenance modification request, the spouse seeking the modification must show a "Substantial change in circumstances." For example, if any one of the following is present:

  • Change in income
  • Employment change — job loss, new job
  • Change in health — illness, disability, debilitating injury
  • Change in financial obligations
  • Supportive relationship — a remarriage, living with a boyfriend/girlfriend

If you are seeking to modify a maintenance order, you must first file the appropriate motions with the Court and must specify what your "substantial change of circumstances" are in order to justify a modification of the current maintenance obligation order. Further, keep in mind that any modification is effective only upon installments accruing after notice to the other party.

Contact an Aurora Maintenance Modification Attorney

If there is a Maintenance order in place and you believe you have a right to terminate or modify your maintenance obligation, we can help you determine if you are entitled to specific relief. Further, if you believe that the amount you receive in maintenance must be increased, due to a substantial change in circumstances, you may be able to petition the court to modify your current maintenance schedule. Please call my office today for a free consultation to determine if your situation calls for a modification to your current maintenance order.

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in any Maintenance matter today!


The Law Offices of David Lee is available in Kane, Kendall, Dupage and Dekalb Counties

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