There are many different reasons why legal issues can arise regarding your family, and it is natural to be concerned when this happens. The outcome of many family law cases can have lasting effects on your relationship, finances, and future in general. It is important to protect your interests, and if you need assistance with any type of family law matter, you should contact Chicago family law lawyers as soon as possible.
Getting divorced is always stressful – emotionally and financially. Then, you need to add the legal process into the mix, and it can be overwhelming. Any errors can result in unfavorable outcomes, which is why our attorneys guide clients through every single step of divorce. This can include addressing:
Whether you have a paternity case, divorce, or you are parting ways with a significant other, the family court will want to address parental responsibility for any shared children. This is the current term for “child custody” under Illinois law. You will need an arrangement for sharing physical time with your child, as well as who will be in charge of important decisions for your child.
When parents live apart, one parent might have to provide child support payments to the other. Child support is calculated according to a specific formula, which takes into account the income of both parents. One parent might try to conceal income or assets to reduce child support, or some parents even quit their jobs to try to avoid it. We know how to handle these complex situations.
If you were the victim of domestic violence, your safety – and your child’s safety – should be your immediate priority. We can help you obtain the right order of protection to start protecting you legally right away. We can also represent you in court if you want to seek a long-term order. If you decide to file for divorce, we know how domestic violence can impact the process.
Court orders regarding child support, spousal support, and parental responsibility might need to be changed before they expire. Our attorneys can help with this process, whether it involves negotiating with your ex or petitioning the court for a modification.
Some couples have the foresight to protect their rights before they enter into a legal marriage. Having a prenuptial agreement in place means there will be certain set terms should a divorce happen down the road. Prenups are not unromantic like many people think – they are important legal contracts that can protect you and your property. We can help draft enforceable agreements that are favorable to you.
If you have any type of family law matter, the Chicago family law lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., can discuss your situation and advise you on what to expect. Contact us to learn more about our family law representation.