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We have experience in a full range of family law matters, including:
Divorce Many legal matters arise when a marriage is to be dissolved and you need help to find your way to an agreeable settlement. As your legal representative, we have the experience and creativity to understand the difficulties that arise and the flexibility to help you discover new ways to cope during this stressful time.
Maintenance (Alimony) Maintenance (i.e Alimony) is an allowance which a husband or wife pays to the other spouse for maintenance while they are separated or after they are divorced. As with other aspects of a divorce settlement, calculating amounts and determining if alimony is appropriate can be confusing. we have experience in dealing with maintenance as part of the dissolution agreement.
Property Division When a marriage is dissolved, the assets acquired by the parties, both prior to and during the marriage need to be valued and divided in a manner that is fair and considers the needs of both parties. We have extensive experience with many levels of property division in divorce cases, including the distribution related to ownership of small businesses.
Child Support It is undisputed that divorce has emotional implications on a family. In addition, the financial implications can be almost as daunting. Because Illinois has a unique formula for determination of Child Support, proactive representation can help you reach a fair settlement and reduce legal costs. We have significant experience handling child support related issues, including other necessary expenses such as medical insurance, daycare and educational expenses both prior to and after entry of a divorce decree. We are also experienced with cases involving requests for college and other post-graduate expenses.
Custody & Visitation When working toward the right visitation schedule or deciding where children should live, we are knowledgeable of the standards set forth by Illinois law and sensitive to the concerns of both adults and children.
Paternity Establishment of paternity is not only financially important, but establishes parental rights as well which contributes to a childs sense of identity. We can help establish paternity or set the record straight when paternity has been incorrectly asserted. The firm can also help with establishment of court-ordered child support, as well as other expenses for children in paternity cases.
Adoption The adoption process in Illinois can be a legal maze of twists and turns. We understand the process for all types of adoptions, including related, agency and interstate cases. They know what it takes to navigate the adoption process quickly and efficiently to help you bring your new family together with minimum delay. In addition, we can assist with requesting appointment of a confidential intermediary from the court, in cases where a child who was adopted requires access to medical information about their biological parents.
Prenuptial Agreements Prenuptial Agreements can help a couple start off with a feeling of security and with the added benefit of an open approach to their finances. We have experience with preparing prenuptial agreements, regardless of their pre-marital assets.
Name Changes - We can assist both adults and minor children with the legal process required for a name change.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us if we can be of assistance.
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