ARLINGTON HEIGHTS FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Buffalo Grove Law Offices concentrates its practice in the area of family law. Family law cases include concerns about divorce, separation, paternity, adoption, child custody, child support, college, division of property and debt, family violence and more.We handle family law cases, as well as cases related to the family law setting. These may include real estate closings, short sales, wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Powers of Attorney for Property, and other matters that arise in the context of a family law case. The fact that we concentrate in the family law area gives us the ability to concentrate on issues that arise in the family law area, including case law, prior and new statutes that can affect your case.
Other Areas of Family Law That We Handle
Minor emancipation: We can assist in the emancipation of a minor matter, whether we represent the teenager or the parents. Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the minor child and the family that the minor child is emancipated. Sometimes, it is not.
Grandparents Rights: We also handle situations regarding grandparent’s rights and responsibilities. These situations are often custody, guardianship, and grandparent adoption.
Stepparent Rights: When a parent marries or remarries after the birth of a biological child, the stepparent wants to adopt the child. Stepparent adoptions help to create a stronger family unit. We assist in this type of situation.
Guardianships and conservatorships: When someone can no longer care for themselves, someone else needs to step in to be their guardian or conservator. We can assist in this type of situation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: People sometimes need to make critical decisions about the effect of the relationship on assets owned before the marriage, and other issues before they marry. Prenuptial agreements are drafted before a marriage, and postnuptial agreements are drafted during the marriage, when circumstances warrant. Both types of agreements may be contrary to the state of the law, as far as a later dissolution of the relationship is concerned. It is critical for you to know what you can and cannot agree to, and what needs to be included in such an agreement.
In a divorce proceeding, you can simply include language that you are entitled to change your name, in order for you to be able to do so. If you do not include this in your divorce decree, you still need an order of the court in order for you to change your name. The court clerk can provide you with documents to begin the name change process, either for yourself or your children. Sometimes a person will not get a name change during the divorce, although they may want to, because they want to maintain the same name that the children have. The court, in a divorce, will allow you to change your own name, but the children will more than likely need to maintain the last name of the other parent. It may be different in different situations, but this is what you can expect.
You need to know that Illinois law requires you to notify the Secretary of State within 10 days if you change your name. You must get a new driver’s license or ID card, vehicle title, and registration documents that show the name change. You will need to bring your current driver’s license (or ID card), and certified documents that show your name change. These documents may include a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other court order that shows your old name and your new name.
Contact An Arlington Heights Family Law Attorney
Parties had divorced. They were back in court. Wife was to pay child support. She had a personal injury case settlement. The Court was deciding how much of it should go toward child support from her. She had received a net amount of $158,972.77. She testified that the money was for her pain and suffering.…Read More
The man was convicted of aggravated domestic battery. He was also convicted of other offenses. Fifteen years prior to the incident, the man and the woman dated for 2 years. At the time of the incident, they were just friends. Then, the two spent a night drinking together. And having sex. The woman slept over…Read More
A same-sex married couple is divorced. One of the couple, Dee, gave birth to a baby girl. She was conceived through artificial insemination. Seven months later, the parties separated. Dee filed a petition for dissolution. She filed a petition to stop Ashlie (the other of the couple) from having a relationship with the child. The…Read More
SHE was diagnosed with lymphoma. Her treatment presented the risk of infertility. SHE and HE froze HER embryos. SHE and HE had entered into an oral contract. They had agreed to create pre-embryos that SHE could use to have a biological child in the future. A few months later, they broke up. SHE was infertile…Read More
Petitioner filed a petition seeking a stalking no-contact order against Defendant. Attached to the petition was an addendum and several pages of “screen save”. They were from social media postings Defendant had written to Petitioner. The addendum showed that Defendant engaged in a course of conduct of stalking. This took place over several years. Defendant…Read More
The wife filed a complaint in Illinois against the husband for negligence. It was the result of an automobile accident in Indiana. Husband had lost control of the vehicle. He struck a concrete wall. His wife had been injured. Husband filed a motion to dismiss. He argued that Indiana’s statute on the transportation of guests…Read More