Waukesha County, WI Divorce Modifications
We provide the highly skilled and effective legal representation you need when seeking to modify existing divorce related orders.
Going through a divorce is challenging, even in the most amicable of situations. Decisions made have the potential to impact your wellbeing, your relationships with others, and your financial security for years to come. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we protect your rights in these situations. When an order is not in your favor or fails to factor in important considerations, our Waukesha County divorce modification attorneys can advise you on the legal actions necessary to get it changed.
Under the Wisconsin Statutes, there are numerous issues that must be resolved before your divorce can be finalized. These pertain to the division of marital property, assets, and debts, along with decisions regarding custody and child or spousal support. Once an order is issued, both parties are required to abide by it. However, you may be be entitled to make changes to certain parts of these orders through a divorce modification.
At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, our Waukesha divorce modification attorneys provide the experienced legal guidance you need in these situations. Reasons that may justify returning to court and having the original order amended include:
- Changes in your income and earnings, such as a recent job loss or a promotion;
- Changes in health that prevent you from working or fulfilling other aspects of the original order;
- Changes in your personal life, such as a remarriage or an opportunity to relocate;
- Newly uncovered evidence that was not available at the time the original order was issued.
It is important to realize that your rights in seeking a modification are limited. This is one of the many reasons why you need an experienced divorce modification attorney advising you and gathering the evidence required to justify a change.
If you are not satisfied with your divorce order or settlement, you have limited rights in terms of the aspects of it that can be changed. For example, decisions regarding the division of marital property and assets are generally not open to modification, unless in unusual circumstances such as when an error of law was made in your case.
However, there are other areas in which our Waukesha County divorce modification attorneys can file stipulations regarding existing orders and agreements through the Wisconsin Circuit Court. These include:
- Decisions regarding child custody arrangements;
- Changes in the amount of child support ordered;
- Changes in spousal support and maintenance.
In these situations, divorce modifications can not only help account for important changes in your circumstances, but they can also aid in enforcement efforts.
At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we provide the highly skilled and effective legal representation you need in all aspects of divorce related proceedings. To discuss whether a modification is warranted in your case, reach out and contact our Waukesha County divorce modification attorneys to request a consultation today.