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.