Post-Divorce Modifications

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Life After Divorce

Schmidt & Schmidt, S.C. — Wausau, Wisconsin

Maybe an unexpected layoff has put you in a bad financial position. Maybe your former spouse recently remarried. As life goes on after a divorce, change happens. New jobs, illnesses, unemployment and growing children are just some of the things that may make it necessary to revisit some of the issues that were originally settled by your final divorce decree.

Our lawyer can help you secure the changes you need.

North Central Wisconsin's Family Law Firm Since 1920

At Schmidt & Schmidt, we have been helping people in the Wausau area and throughout North Central Wisconsin resolve difficult family law issues for nearly 90 years. Attorney Andrew Schmidt handles all types of post-divorce litigation, and he can help you with issues such as:

  • Paternity testing
  • Child support enforcement
  • Modification of child support order
  • Modification of spousal maintenance order
  • Visitation rights
  • Modification of child custody order
  • Custodial parent relocation (move away cases)

One thing to be aware of in Wisconsin is that once you have received your first order for placement, do not expect to be able to change that order for at least two years — unless some form of domestic violence or abuse occurs. Making a false allegation in hopes of obtaining a modification anyway is something that will not be viewed kindly by the court and will most likely backfire.

Modifying a prior court order can be more difficult than getting the divorce was. Unless the two of you are in agreement (in which case a Stipulation to Modify an Order is best advised), seeking an order to modify a prior court order requires you to prove that (1) there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the last time the order was last changed by the Court and (2) the change is in the best interest of the children.

Undertaking these actions are at times more expensive that the original divorce. Attorney Andrew Schmidt will meet with you to discuss how this process works, the steps necessary to begin and the steps necessary to undertake these legal actions.

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Call Our Wausau Office at 866-514-1627

Call or contact us in Wausau, Wisconsin, today and schedule a consultation with our lawyer. Weekend and evening times are available by appointment. We can also meet with you in your home, in a health care facility or in another setting, if necessary. Major credit cards are accepted.