Cook County Attorney for Enforcing or Modifying Court Orders
Representing Family Law Clients in Cook, Will & Lake Counties, IL
Court orders are put in place by family law judges to finalize the settlements determined in divorce and family law cases. They are legal mandates that you are expected to follow. However, situations may arise where your circumstances substantially change, making the order unfair or unworkable. In other cases, where the orders are simply not followed, you may need to seek help from the courts to make the other party comply.
Whatever the case may be, Attorney Sahara Bell at Bell Law Group has the knowledge, skills, and determination necessary to aggressively fight for what you need and deserve. Our firm has focused on family law for years; this intense concentration has given us valuable experience in resolving issues both inside and outside of family courts. We can help you navigate the legal system in seeking to modify or enforce family court orders, such as those involving child custody, child support, alimony, and restraining orders.
Call (708) 304-9080 to book a consultation.
Modification of Court Orders in Illinois
Life is about change and, after a family court order has been issued, it may no longer be applicable to circumstances that have substantially altered for you, your child(ren), or the other party. When this happens, a modification of the order may be sought through the court by the affected party. You cannot change a court order on your own without being subject to legal action from your ex-spouse or coparent. To be enforceable and to remain free from the risk of court action, you must go through the courts.
Getting a modified court order involving child custody, for example, is often a difficult matter. Courts are reluctant to disrupt a child’s life. Your success in doing so may be dependent on how long the current order has been in effect. Beyond this, however, you will need to show the court that circumstances have changed so much that the current order no longer works.
Changed circumstances may include:
- Job losses or other financial changes making support issues difficult
- Additional children from a new relationship needing child support
- Child relocation
- Changes in the health condition of a child, parent, or ex-spouse
- The endangerment of a child under current custody orders
- The remarriage of an ex-spouse
Modification of court orders may be more likely where both parties can agree on necessary changes but, where children are concerned, the court will always make its decision based on what is in the best interests of the child.
Enforcement of Court Orders
Are you concerned that current orders are not being followed? Is your parenting time agreement not being kept? Are child support payments not being made on time or paid at all? These are all matters that can be enforced through the courts.
At Bell Law Group, we take pride in not just being a law firm that you can resolve current issues but one that seeks to have the law upheld on those issues. To that end, we can assist you in getting standing court orders enforced by a judge. Courts have various means for enforcing orders, such as holding violators in contempt and more. In Illinois, parents who violate custody orders may face both civil and criminal charges.
In all cases where court orders have been ignored or violated, you will need to present evidence to the judge in court hearings. Our knowledgeable attorney can provide the valuable for the preparation and presentation of your case in such hearings.
Meet Attorney Sahara Bell
Attorney Sahara Bell is a Family Law Practitioner, currently servicing the Chicagoland area. Sahara has represented clients in all aspects of domestic relations matters including custody disputes, property division, maintenance/alimony, child support, order of protection, and post-decree matters
“I have personally had the greatest experience, in being represented by in my opinion the BEST family attorney in Illinois! Sahara Bell’s professionalism and determination is unmatched.”
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