All family law matters are decided by the courts through the lens of a moment in time. The reality is that life is full of change, and that agreements that once made sense in a particular context no longer do when situations evolve. Because of this truth, post-decree work is quite common in the family law world. Post-decree work is provided when life circumstances and current legal agreements no longer align. A significant change in income, health, wellness, residence, or ability can prompt additional legal work after the initial decree designed to bring resources and needs into reasonable balance.
- Modification of spousal support
- Enforcement of spousal support
- Enforcement of financial orders
- Modifying parenting time
- Modifying & Enforcing child support
- Addressing parenting plan changes
- Drafting emergency protection orders
- Determining decision making rights
- Determining choice of school
- Petitioning for relocation
- Evaluating parental fitness
In February 2013, I unexpectedly found myself in need of a family law attorney. Not knowing where to turn, I was very fortunately referred to Jim Schmillen by a work acquaintance. Over the pat two and a half years, I have found him to be a reliable and informed advocate for my best interests. His advice is always solid, and in one instance,he was even able to convince the judge that the other side was being unreasonable to the extent that they were responsible for his fees instead of me. While enduring divorce proceedings can be difficult and stressful to say the least, it does help to feel like you have a better attorney than your opponent does. Through the process, Jim's performance made me feel that way many times, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney without hesitations.
Dan, July 2015...posted on Avvo