People enter into marriage with the best of intentions, but marriages can be as complex as the people who enter into them. Try as we might to resolve issues, some differences are simply irreconcilable. Emotions may run on high and it can be difficult to dissolve the marriage, which is why it’s so important to have a skilled divorce attorney.
(Allocation of Parental Responsibilities)
Children represent our future. Cases over who gets to shape and nourish that future are some of the most intensely contested in family courts, and every passing day counts. The law in this area has changed drastically. It’s important to choose an attorney who understands the nuances of child custody and who will be a constant advocate for you and your child.
Commonly known as “post-decree”, are motions filed when a divorced (or legally separated) couple engages in “post-decree litigation,” which means a couple hasn’t settled issues after the final divorce decree, and they’re headed back to court to resolve them.
The State of Illinois recognizes “the right of every child to the physical, mental, emotional and monetary support of his or her parents.” The law provides that the parent and child relationship extends equally to every child and to every parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents. Even so, unmarried couples have to go the extra mile to make sure that they and their children are protected.
There is a common misconception that child support only covers a child’s bare necessities, such as food and clothing. Truthfully, child support is meant to cover a broad range of expenses, which may include school fees, medical, and extracurricular activities, among other things. Don’t assume anything when it comes to these sensitive cases. Be sure to get the right attorney to begin your defense as soon as possible.
“Adopting a child won’t change the world: but for that one child, the world will change.” While the author of that sentence is unknown, we know the expression to be true. Adoption is one of the most generous things a human can do for another, but that simple act of love and kindness can be legally complicated. Adopting a child changes the landscape of families forever, both biological and adopting parents, and the rights of all parties need to be addressed properly.
Money complicates any relationship. Entering into a clear financial agreement about your assets, debts, and other marital obligations eliminates potential stress down the road. Whether it’s a prenuptial agreement, which happens before marriage, or postnuptial agreement, which happens after marriage, both spouses determine the contents of the agreement that works best for them.
The DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, can upend a person’s life. We depend on the car to get us to and from work. We need the car to get the food that keeps us alive. We use the car as an extension of our freedom. The DUI threatens all of that and more, and the sooner you get legal representation to defend these rights the better off you will be.
Death is the culmination of life, and probate is the legal process that begins with death. Probate includes verifying a will is valid, paying outstanding debts or taxes, identifying property, appraising property, and distributing property. Prepare for the future with a will, or get expert assistance navigating the multi-faceted probate process.
Whether you’re buying or selling, real estate transactions are often the largest and most important transactions you’ll make. These exchanges of land may seem straight forward, but each one is unique. Ensure your best interests are protected from beginning to end.