When you think about family law, divorce likely comes to mind, but family law is actually much broader than just divorce. Additionally, family law addresses many child-related matters outside of divorce, as well as post-decree modifications. Whatever your family law concern, working closely with an experienced family law lawyer in Schaumburg is an excellent place to start.
Family law often addresses the terms of divorce (in relation to actual divorce, to post-decree modifications, and to related matters that occur outside of divorce), including:
One matter that frequently arises in family law is the need for a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), which refers to an attorney who is appointed to represent the best interests of a child – often called a child representative – in some family law cases. Often, the court has long-standing and close relationships with GALs, which can increase their credibility and influence in the cases in question.
Another important family law matter is the establishment of paternity (which refers to identifying a child’s father). If a child’s parents are not married when he or she is born, paternity must be established with the courts before the father’s parental rights can be addressed. The establishment of paternity is important for everyone involved – in all the following ways:
Adoption is a quintessential family law matter. The laws related to adoption are both complicated and challenging, but opening your home to a child is about as rewarding as it gets, and working closely with an experienced family law lawyer can help you accomplish this lofty goal.
In Illinois, physical custody is referred to as parenting time, and it can be divided evenly between you and your children’s other parent – or one of you can take on a primary custodial role (while the other has a visitation schedule). Parental responsibilities, on the other hand, determine who will be making the important parenting decisions moving forward, and it can be either sole or joint. As children age, parenting modifications become frequent family law concerns.
If you are facing a family law concern, the compassionate Schaumburg family law lawyers at SLG Family Law recognize the gravity of your situation and are committed to helping you obtain the most favorable resolution for you. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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