Post-Decree Matters

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Post-Decree Matters for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois

Commonly known as “post-decree matters”, litigation after entry of a judgment for dissolution of marriage is sometimes necessary. Such post-divorce modification should always be set forth by experienced legal professionals such as those at Sterk Family Law Group. Post-Decree matters may range from enforcing terms of a divorce decree to reviewing ongoing obligations such as support for children or a former spouse. Our family law attorneys have experience in successfully attaining post-decree modification.

If a former spouse is not complying with the terms of a divorce decree, steps can be taken to ensure the enforcement of a court order.  Allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, child support and spousal support may also be reviewable in certain circumstances and a party to a divorce action needs to know his or her options.

Significant Changes That Require Post-Decree Modification

Specific events in terms of a divorced person’s family life or financial situation can allow for post-divorce decree modification. Modification events include:

  • Losing a job or receiving a substantial pay cut
  • Getting a new job or promotion with a substantial pay increase
  • Suffering a Permanent Disability
  • A specific change in the medical/education needs of a child
  • New marriage of an ex-spouse

The need for such litigation may also arise when a former spouse does not comply with the terms of a divorce decree. Post-decree issues can also be related to such things as allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, child support, spousal support, property exchange, and college expenses. Together, we can approach the family law court to assure that your divorce terms are being properly enforced and avoid undue burden on you or your children.

What You Can Expect

We are aware that just the dissolution of a marriage is difficult, and post-decree matters can be added stress and pain. Our team of family lawyers is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that you are navigating such post-decree matters in the best possible way.

Our approachable and skilled legal team also assists with other family law matters: 

  • Divorce
  • Paternity & Parentage
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Orders of Protection
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Guardianship

We are here for you and will continue to be available throughout the legal process to address your wishes and concerns.

We also offer free remote consultations and provide services from a distance if necessary.

You contact us here, email our office at, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will promptly assist you.

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Sterk Family Law Group is a firm of experienced family law attorneys in Orland Park, IL. Contact us to schedule your free family law or estate planning consultation today!