Same-sex marriage laws took effect in Illinois in June of 2014. Approximately a year later, in June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court removed all bans on same-sex marriage throughout the USA. Same-sex couples have the same difficulties and concerns as opposite-sex couples and may require many of the same family law services.Read More
Domestic violence can take many forms and is not always apparent to outside observers. We are experienced at obtaining orders of protection, which grant safety in the present, but we also have knowledge of how domestic abuse impacts divorce proceedings, parenting allocation, and other family law issues, which helps secure a client’s future.Read More
After two parties are divorced and a judgment, settlement agreement and/or joint parenting agreement has been finalized, issues may still arise. These issues often relate to enforcement of an agreement, in which a spouse fails to perform a certain act, such as paying maintenance, child support, or abiding by a parenting allocation agreement.
The purpose of prenuptial and post-marital agreements is to avoid an acrimonious divorce by resolving as many or as few issues which might arise prior to a marriage. These issues include the division of property, the treatment of the party’s non-marital assets, and the rights of the parties to seek maintenance.Read More
When a case goes to trial, one party will win and one will lose. Oftentimes, the losing party feels aggrieved by decisions made by the trial court, which may have been contrary to the law or factually incorrect. In many circumstances, a party dissatisfied with a trial court’s judgment has an absolute right to take an appeal, seeking review of that judgment before the state’s appellate court.Read More