If you are facing a divorce, need a post-divorce modification, have a child custody concern, are considering a prenup, or are pursuing an adoption, you have a family law concern, and having professional legal counsel on your side is the best way to protect your legal rights and resolve your case in accordance with your best interests. Reach out to an experienced family law lawyer in the 60614 zip code for the help you are looking for.
Divorce, the separate terms of divorce, and post-divorce modifications are common family law matters. While every divorce is as unique as the family and the situation involved, the basic terms remain the same, including:
If you and your divorcing spouse, along with your respective divorce attorneys, are able to resolve each of these terms via negotiations, you won’t need the judge handling your case to make these primary decisions for you. If one or more terms do remain, however, your divorce will very likely need to be resolved in court.
Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are contractual tools for addressing how the financial terms of a divorce will be handled in the event that a marriage does fail. Prenups go into effect upon marriage, and postnuptial agreements go into effect upon their execution, which takes place during the marriage. Both prenups and postnups can also be used to help ensure the inheritance rights of a child from a prior relationship.
When a couple who is married has a child, both parties are the presumed legal parents of that child. When the couple is not married, however, paternity, which refers to the child’s legal father, must be established. When both parties are in agreement, this can be accomplished by filing a form signed by both parents with the court. Otherwise, the court can require identification via genetic testing.
In Illinois, all the following apply to the adoption process:
From here, the adoption process becomes far more complicated.
When it’s a matter of family law, having professional legal counsel on your side is always in your best interest. The accomplished family law lawyers at The Law Offices of George M. Sanders – proudly serving those in the 60614 zip code area – are well prepared to put the full force of their impressive experience into skillfully advocating for your case’s most beneficial outcome. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please don’t delay contacting us today.