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Child Support

Child support payments are payments made to a parent for the purposes of assisting that parent with the expense of raising the couple’s children. Read More >

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce avoids the costs and conflict of divorce litigation by utilizing the collaborative law process, a method of conflict resolution that removes the couple from the courtroom and allows them to resolve their issues peacefully, with dignity and cooperation, while incorporating the advice and counsel of collaboratively trained professionals. Read More >

Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody refers to where a child resides and who makes parental decisions for that child. Read More >

Affordable Divorce Lawyer

Divorce, or dissolution of marriage, is a legal proceeding that ends a marriage. Read More >

Divorce & Small Businesses

Divorce can be especially complicated for small business owners. On a personal level, a divorce is likely to distract a business owner and consume valuable time. Legally, there are many scenarios where a small business will be considered an asset in the marital estate and subject to division. The repercussions of this can be broad and potentially damaging. Read More >

Divorce Litigation

Divorce litigation is the process of bringing legal claims before a judge and having the judge make the final decisions about issues concerning a couple’s children, their assets, and family support. Read More >

Divorce Mediation

In divorce mediation, the parties meet with an impartial trained mediator to come up with solutions for disputes in their divorce, including issues such as custody, parenting time, division of assets and debts, child support, and maintenance. Read More >

Maintenance

Maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is a sum of money given from one spouse to the other to provide for the other spouse’s support during or after the divorce. Read More >

Negotiated Settlements

A negotiated divorce settlement is an agreement that is crafted between the two parties with the assistance of their attorneys. Read More >

Property Division

Property division in divorce refers to the separation and assignment of the parties’ assets, including bank and retirement accounts, savings, and most physical possessions. Read More >

Uncontested Divorce

An amicable divorce is one in which the parties are willing and able to negotiate regarding the major issues in their divorce. Read More >

Child Support

Child support payments are payments made to a parent for the purposes of assisting that parent with the expense of raising the couple’s children. Read More >

Civil Union Divorce

To end or dissolve a civil union, a couple must rely on the same law that a married couple relies on to dissolve their marriage; they must proceed under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Read More >

Civil Union Divorce Mediation

In divorce mediation, the parties meet with an impartial trained mediator to come up with solutions for disputes in their divorce, including issues such as custody, parenting time, division of assets and debts, child support, and maintenance. Read More >

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative civil union divorce avoids the costs and conflict of divorce litigation by utilizing the collaborative law process, a method of conflict resolution that removes the couple from the courtroom and allows them to resolve their issues peacefully, with dignity and cooperation, while incorporating the advice and counsel of collaboratively trained professionals. Read More >

Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody refers to where a child resides and who makes parental decisions for that child. Read More >

Dissolution of Civil Unions for Small Business Owners

Dissolution of a civil union can be especially complicated for small business owners. On a personal level, divorce is likely to distract a business owner and consume valuable time. Legally, there are many scenarios where a small business will be considered an asset in the union estate and subject to division. The repercussions of this can be broad and potentially damaging. Read More >

Divorce Litigation

Civil union divorce litigation is the process of bringing legal claims before a judge and having the judge make the final decisions about issues concerning a couple’s children, their assets, and family support. Read More >

Maintenance

Maintenance, also known as alimony, is a sum of money given from one partner to the other to provide for the other partner’s support during or after the divorce. Read More >

Negotiated Civil Union Settlements

A negotiated civil union settlement is an agreement that is crafted between the two parties with the assistance of their attorneys. Negotiated civil union settlements appeal to couples that prefer to work directly with one another and avoid court intervention. Read More >

Property Division

Property division in a civil union divorce refers to the separation and assignment of the parties’ assets, including bank and retirement accounts, savings, and most physical possessions. Read More >

Uncontested Civil Union Divorce

An amicable civil union divorce is one in which the parties are willing and able to negotiate regarding the major issues in the dissolution of their civil union. Read More >

Child Support and Child Support Modification

Child support payments are payments made to a parent for the purposes of assisting that parent with the expense of raising the couple’s children. Read More >

Child Support for Unmarried Parents

If parents are unmarried, the parent responsible for the child has a right to receive child support. Read More >

Custody

Child custody refers to where a child resides and who makes parental decisions for that child. Read More >

Establishing Paternity

Parentage actions are initiated to identify a child’s biological parent, typically the father. Read More >

Relocation and Modification of Custody Agreements

Most custody judgments have clauses prohibiting the custodial parent from removing the minor child from the state. Read More >

Post-Civil Union Agreements

A post-civil union agreement is a contract between the parties, executed during the civil union, that addresses what will happen financially during the course of the civil union, in the event of dissolution of the civil union or the death of a party, or in other agreed upon circumstances. Read More >

Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is a contract between the parties, executed during the marriage, that addresses what will happen financially during the course of the marriage, in the event of divorce, the death of a party, or in other agreed upon circumstances. Read More >

Pre-Civil Union Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements for Civil Unions)

A pre-civil union agreement allows for an efficient distribution of assets belonging to the parties and to the union. A pre-union agreement typically only takes effect in the unfortunate event of divorce or death. Read More >

Premarital and Prenuptial Agreements

A premarital agreement, also known as a prenuptial agreement, allows for an efficient distribution of assets belonging to the parties and to the marriage. A premarital agreement typically only takes effect in the unfortunate event of divorce or death. Read More >

Child Support And Child Support Modification

Child support payments are payments made to a parent for the purposes of assisting that parent with the expense of raising the couple’s children. Read More >

Contribution to College Expenses

During the marriage, parents have no legal obligation to contribute towards the college expenses of their children. However, after filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, 750 ILCS 5/513 requires both parents to contribute to their child’s college costs to the best of their ability, while considering the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved, the financial resources of the child, and the child’s academic performance. Read More >

Modification of Maintenance

Maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is a sum of money given from one spouse to the other to provide for the other spouse’s support during or after the divorce. Read More >

Relocation And Modification Of Custody Agreements

Most custody judgements have clauses prohibiting the custodial parent from removing the minor child from the state. These clauses are typically added to permit both parents to play an active role in the child’s life. However, there are a variety of circumstances where removing the child from the state would be in the child’s best interests. In these instances, the court must be petitioned and the custody agreement must be modified. Read More >


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