Family law helps families like yours address legal concerns such as the terms of divorce, post-decree modifications, child custody arrangements between parents who were never married, and more. For the skilled legal guidance you seek, look no further than an experienced Schaumburg family law lawyer.
While divorce is by no means family law’s only concern, it is a primary factor. Family law can help you resolve issues related to all the following:
If any of these apply to you, reach out for the skilled legal guidance of a dedicated Schaumburg family law lawyer.
Family law in Illinois often addresses children’s circumstances, and the courts are always guided by the best interests of these children. If the presiding judge determines that a child needs legal representation of their own or that greater protections may be necessary, a guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed. These GALs are considered child representatives, and their sole focus is the best interests of the children they represent.
Prenuptial agreements have gotten a lot of press over the years, and most of it has been less than flattering. The truth is, however, that both a prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement are nothing more than a legal contract that can guide how certain divorce terms will be decided in the event the marriage does fail. Because these terms are determined in accordance with the children’s best interests as interpreted at the time, prenups cannot address matters such as child custody arrangements or child support – unless the amount exceeds the state’s requirements.
These contracts can spell out how concerns such as the following will be addressed upon divorce:
If the contract is created prior to marriage and goes into effect upon marriage, it’s called a prenuptial agreement, but if it’s created and executed during the marriage, it’s called a postnuptial agreement. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements neither hasten nor encourage divorce, and because they take the guesswork out of divorce terms – laying bare the consequences – they help some couples build stronger relationships and stay together.
Family law issues tend to be emotionally as well as legally challenging, and protecting your rights from the outset is critical. The focused family law lawyers at SLG Family Law in Schaumburg dedicate their practice to skillfully guiding cases like yours toward advantageous outcomes that support our clients’ rights and best interests. We’re here for you and on your side, so please don’t delay contacting us for more information about how we can help today.
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