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Family Law

Family Law

Whatever family law problem you face, we are here to guide you to a better tomorrow.



Divorce is a difficult process, but can be much easier to bear with guidance from an experienced lawyer.

Child Custody/ Child Support

Child Custody/ Child Support

We are here to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.

International Custody / Kidnapping

International Custody /Kidnapping

We have extensive experience handling child custody disputes that cross international borders.

Seeking Modification of an Illinois Family Law Court Order


Because it is impossible to predict the future, modifications to existing divorce agreements are often necessary to reflect the ever-changing lives of the parties involved. Custody, child support and alimony agreements may all be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since your divorce judgment.

At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd., we will keep your best interests in mind as we work to achieve the resolution you need.

Do you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to help you modify your existing divorce agreement? Attorney David N. Schaffer has more than 38 years of divorce modification experience. Contact us to schedule an appointment with David to discuss your case.

Modifying Illinois Divorce and Support Agreements

In today’s unstable economy, circumstances beyond your control may make it difficult to fulfill financial obligations to your child. Many find themselves in situations where it has become increasingly burdensome to fulfill child support and alimony obligations. Others are suffering following a job loss or pay decrease and therefore cannot fully provide for their children with existing child support orders.

As your attorney, David will look at your case to determine if you are eligible for a modification. A substantial change in circumstances warranting a child support modification may include:

  • Job loss
  • Substantial increase or decrease in income
  • Other major life change

Our Naperville office can also help you modify an existing child custody or visitation agreement. If you believe a modification would be in the best interests of your child, we will work with you to discuss your options.

Circumstances where a custody or visitation agreement can be modified include:

  • Child abuse allegations
  • Endangerment to the child’s mental, physical or emotional well-being
  • Criminal behavior by a parent or child

It is important to understand that property distribution cannot be modified unless it is proven that the original judgment was obtained through fraud.

Get Our Help Contact Us

When going up against the court, it is important to have a skilled attorney at your side. At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd., we modify divorce and custody orders on behalf of clients throughout Naperville and Chicago. To learn more about your options, call 630-922-4500. You may also contact us online.