It is impossible to predict the future. Since the time of your divorce, your child support, spousal support, or child custody needs may have altered. A change in residence, income, childcare needs, and activities of the child/children may have occurred that requires post-judgment modifications. If these circumstances make it no longer possible for you to reasonably abide by the original settlement, a change in agreement can be made. Another reason post judgment modifications may be necessary is if one party disregards the original agreement.

Sometimes, the amount paid from one spouse to the other is not enough for the caregiver to support the children. In this case, it may be required that the amount of child support be increased. The one receiving child support may have experienced a decrease in personal income and therefore requires a larger sum given to them to support the children. On the other hand, if the financial provider becomes unemployed or seriously ill, it may be possible for the amount of child support to be decreased. Illinois state laws regarding child support have not changed in recent years, which make it harder for the court to provide a support order that will be applicable up to adulthood of the child. This is why modification is especially important in this state. It is important to have your divorce attorney take the necessary actions for modification of child support.