If someone was not awarded spousal maintenance, can they go back and request it if their circumstances change?

By Chuck Roberts
November 01, 2016

Generally speaking, unless maintenance is reserved at the time of the divorce, once that divorce decree is honored, that bars the party from receiving maintenance. That’s a final determination. The fact that circumstances change or that someone finds themselves in a different situation in the future, that’s regrettably not something that’s subject to later modification.


Chuck Roberts is a family lawyer at Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC, one of the largest law firms in DuPage County, Illinois. To learn more about Roberts and his firm, visit his profile or go to www.momlaw.com.

Back To Top

November 01, 2016
Categories:  FAQs

Add A Comment

Comment

Allowed HTML: <b>, <i>, <u>, <a>

Comments

Reason for your Divorce

Why did your relationship end? If there's more than one reason, choose the strongest factor.

Money Problems/Arguments
Physical/Emotional Infidelity
Physical/Mental Illness
Physical/Emotional Abuse
Alcoholism/Addiction Issues
Basic Incompatibility


Copyright © 2017 Divorce Magazine, Divorce Marketing Group & Segue Esprit Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is prohibited.