Palatine Family Law Attorney
Palatine Family Law Attorney
Family Law Attorney Serving Clients in Palatine, Illinois
Going through a contested divorce or dealing with a contentious child custody case can be among the most difficult experiences in a person’s life. Whether you are facing divorce or need assistance with another family law issue, an experienced Palatine family law attorney can help with your case. At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders P.C., we strive to provide personalized and compassionate representation to each of our clients. With years of experience handling a wide variety of family law cases, we are ready to get started on your case today.
We Handle Many Different Types of Family Law Cases in Palatine
Our firm regularly assists clients in Palatine with many different types of family law cases. We recognize that each case comes with its own set of facts and circumstances, and we tailor our strategy to the needs of your situation. Some of the following areas in which we represent family law clients include but are not limited to:
- Premarital agreements: In Illinois, premarital agreements—or prenuptial agreements—are governed by the Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (750 ILCS 10/). Premarital agreements can benefit people in many different circumstances, especially when there are concerns about property division and spousal maintenance. Our team can help to ensure that you have an enforceable prenuptial agreement in the event of divorce.
- Divorce: There are many different issues that can arise in any given divorce case in Palatine. Generally speaking, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) governs most issues related to divorce in Palatine. For example, we regularly serve clients who need assistance with complex property division in a high asset divorce, as well as clients who need assistance drafting a parenting agreement or dealing with a contentious child custody case in which the court ultimately will allocate parental responsibilities. We can answer any questions you might have about divorce.
- Family financial issues: While matters of spousal maintenance and child support often are tied to divorce, it is important to have an experienced Palatine divorce attorney who regularly handles cases involving spousal maintenance and child support. Illinois law surrounding maintenance and support changed recently, and courts now rely on a formula for determining spousal maintenance for couples who have a combined gross income of less than $250,000. Illinois child support law also changed recently to an “income shares” model that affects families much differently than did the previous model.
- Parental responsibilities: Illinois courts no longer award child custody to parents, and there is no longer such a thing as legal and physical custody. Courts now allocate parental responsibilities, which including important decision-making responsibilities in addition to parenting time. Courts make decisions about parental responsibilities based on what is in the child’s best interests.
Contact a Palatine Family Lawyer Today
Whether you need assistance with legal issues concerning marriage, divorce, parenting, or financial, an experienced Palatine family lawyer can help. Contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders P.C. to get started on your case with the assistance of a dedicated advocate.