In Wisconsin, spousal support (maintenance/alimony), child support, custody and placement (visitation) arrangements may be modified at any time under certain circumstances. Situations can change which may require the court to modify your order. A change in financial circumstances may warrant a modification of child support or maintenance; whereas a physical or emotional change in your children, a change in schedule or a move may warrant a modification of placement. There may also be times where you need the court’s assistance in enforcing orders. If you have concerns regarding a modification or enforcement of a court order, the experienced lawyers at Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC can assist you in evaluating your case and navigate you through the process. Give the a call for your free office consultation.
What changes can warrant a modification?
There are many situations which may warrant a modification. The court will look at requests to modify placement and custody differently depending on how long it has been since the original order was made. When considering a request to modify or change placement the court will look at;
- Physical or emotional harm to the child
- Changes in the child(ren)’s behavior and or grades
- A substance or physical abuse problem
- Move to a new city or state
When looking at financial modifications (i.e. child support, maintenance or family support), changes in income, job status, graduation of child or placement change may all be reasons to modify an existing order.
What can I do if the other party is not following court orders?
If your ex-spouse is not following the court order, you have options available to you. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating contempt issues in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding areas. There are remedies available to you. If you are due child support or a medical bill payment, the court can garnish wages or even order jail time for non-compliance. If placement is being withheld, the law allows for you to be awarded your attorney fees as well as make up time with your child(ren). Give the attorneys at Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC a call at 414-258-1644 to set up a free office consultation to see how we can help you in your post-judgment divorce or family law issue.
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9 years ago divorced put my divorce papers in safe keeping neaver look st them BIG BOO BOO ex called April of 2016 he ask if I ever looked at the divorce papers no I put them away safely he goes you are in contempt what how well I was supposed to refinance or sell a Moble home in flo to remove his name he didn’t even know like me he said I have to 2 weeks informed the renters asap need to sell this place couldn’t figure out why it was not selling they moved out this year well they didn’t take care of at all I have remodeling it 13 thousand new renters have not payed a penny except 650 from grandma all these loans are over due morage not payed renters are being evection my ex served me contempt now I’m looking at bankruptcy I have 2 Attorney if this don’t look good I find you to help
I’m sorry but I don’t understand all of your facts or your question. Your best bet is to seek the advice of an experienced divorce attorney to explore all of your options. Good luck.