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Glenview Family Law Attorney

Glenview Family Law Attorney

Family Lawyer Assisting Clients in Glenview, Illinois

Families are impacted by legal issues on a regular basis, from divorce and child custody proceedings to protective orders related to domestic violence. No matter what type of family law issue you are facing, an experienced Glenview family law attorney at our firm can help. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a dedicated and compassionate family lawyer at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. for more information about how we can help with your case.

Our Firm Helps Clients with a Wide Variety of Family Law Issues

Many family law matters that arise in Glenview concern the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), while others involve laws such as the Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act or the Illinois Domestic Violence Act. We regularly assist clients with many different legal issues impacting the family, including but not limited to the following:

Divorce, including filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage, dealing with property division, and spousal maintenance;

  • Child custody matters, including paternity, developing parenting plans, advocating for clients in allocation judgments, and modifying child custody orders;
  • Child support, including calculating child support obligations under the income shares model and seeking modifications when there has been a substantial change in circumstances;
  • Premarital agreements, including drafting premarital agreements and determining whether premarital agreements are enforceable; and
  • Domestic violence issues, including seeking orders of protection.

Financial Matters in Glenview Family Law

Many of the cases we work on involve financial issues affecting families.

When it comes to spousal maintenance after a legal separation or a divorce, it is important for couples to know that Illinois law changed recently with regard to spousal maintenance. While courts still use guidelines—and a general formula—for calculating spousal maintenance for many couples, the couples for whom the guidelines apply has been extended. Now, courts apply the guidelines when couples collectively earn less than $500,000 per year. The formula for calculating spousal maintenance also takes into account taxation changes.

Child support in Illinois is calculated under the “income shares” model. This means that the court will use the incomes of both parents to calculate a total child support obligation as if the family were still intact. Then it will assign a portion of the child support payment to each of the parents based on factors like income and the ways in which parenting time is shared.

Child Custody, or the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Under the IMDMA, courts in Illinois no longer award child custody to one or both parents. Rather, courts determine whether and how parents will share “parental responsibilities,” which include significant decision-making responsibilities for the child, as well as parenting time in which the parent(s) provide caretaking functions for the child.

Contact a Family Law Attorney in Glenview

When you need assistance with a family law matter, you should get in touch with a family lawyer in Glenview. An advocate at our firm can answer any questions you have and can begin working on your case. Contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. for more information.

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.

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