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At Buffalo Grove Law Offices, we provide customized and knowledgeable family law representation to families, spouses and individuals facing divorce and other legal family issues. These can be emotionally and financially draining matters if not handled correctly. We provide solutions tailored to the family’s needs in the least costly and conflicted manner possible.

Buffalo Grove Divorce Settlement Lawyer

We take the time to listen carefully as you describe your priorities, goals and needs for your divorce or family law matter. We tailor our approach to your specific needs, working closely with you to meet your objectives and find your ideal solution. Throughout the process, we will safeguard your interests and the future of your family.

Our firm provides cost-effective legal services across the family law spectrum:

  • Divorce. We provide aggressive yet compassionate representation to clients going through the divorce process. We will help you understand your options, protect your rights and guide you toward achieving your goals.
  • Paternity and Fathers’ Rights. Establishing the parentage of a child is necessary for mothers interested in securing child support payments and for fathers who wish to obtain visitation and custody rights in order to build a relationship with their son or daughter. We assist mothers and fathers in seeking and defending paternity actions.
  • Post-Decree Issues. We assist both plaintiffs and defendants in post-divorce matters, including interpretation of decree provisions, modification of court-ordered obligations, enforcement of existing court orders and reformation of finalized agreements.
  • Mediation and Arbitration. We regularly assist clients in avoiding the time-consuming and expensive process of litigation by negotiating advantageous out-of-court settlements through mediation and arbitration.
  • Child Custody. This is often the most hotly contested issue in any divorce involving children. We help mothers and fathers to understand their rights, minimize the conflict and work toward a solution that is in the best interests of both the parents and the children.
  • Child Support. Our law firm can identify and properly calculate both parents’ incomes and advocate for a fair child support arrangement. We also assist in enforcement and modification of existing child support orders. Whether you feel you pay too much or receive too little, we will advocate for your interests.
  • Spousal Maintenance. Whether you want to request spousal maintenance or avoid paying it, we will help you fight for the settlement that is in your best interests.
  • Property Division. We will work to ensure a fair division of marital property, including the awarding of assets and the allocation of debt.
  • Adoption. Adopting a child is one of the happiest events any parent can experience. We assist clients with stepparent adoption, independent adoption and foster child adoption.
  • Orders of Protection. We counsel our clients on decisions to be made when seeking or defending against orders of protection. We also stand up for our clients in court.
  • Military Divorce Law.
  • More specific family law matters, such as parenting plans, debt and divorce, stepparent rights, grandparent rights and pets.

In addition to our family law practice, we offer legal services related to criminal law, animal law, real estate law, wills, probate, guardianship and a full spectrum of general civil law matters.

Contact An Arlington Heights Family Law Attorney

For additional information about the scope of our practice, call Buffalo Grove Law Offices at 847-222-9429 or contact us online to arrange an affordable initial consultation with a knowledgeable Illinois family law lawyer.

1505, 2019

YOU ARE NOT THE LEGAL BENEFICIARY

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bruce and Linda were married. Bruce purchased two life insurance policies and an annuity from New York Life, and the Equitable Annuity. At the time Bruce purchased the policies, the beneficiaries of the policies were [...]

1405, 2019

WHERE’S HOME?

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Family Law Issues|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wife filed suit for legal separation and maintenance from her husband. He answered and counterclaimed for divorce. The trial court denied wife’s claim for separate maintenance.  It granted the divorce requested in husband’s counterclaim. Wife [...]

1405, 2019

DEFAULT JUDGMENT DOES NOT END THE LITIGATION

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Interstate and International Custody Issues, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The parties had been married in Iowa. They lived together until wife moved to Illinois. Wife filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois. Summons was issued to husband.  He was then a resident [...]

805, 2019

EMPLOYERS MUST PAY OUT WHEN THEY ARE SERVED WITH A WITHHOLDING ORDER

By | May 8th, 2019|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Post-Decree Issues|Tags: |0 Comments

The trial court entered a judgment of dissolution of marriage.   Husband was ordered to pay $370 per month in maintenance to wife when their farmland sells. An auction was held that same month.   The sale [...]

805, 2019

EX-WIFE’S INTIMATE DATING RELATIONSHIP WAS NOT COHABITATION

By | May 8th, 2019|Categories: Maintenance, Spousal Maintainence|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ex-husband filed a petition to terminate maintenance.   He alleged that his former spouse of 17 years was cohabitating with her boyfriend. The Court denied his petition.   It stated that his ex-wife was not in a [...]

805, 2019

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INCOME IS PART OF INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT PURPOSES

By | May 8th, 2019|Categories: Child Support|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the divorce decree, the parties shared custody of their minor child.    A determination had already been made that the child was entitled to SSDI dependent benefits based upon the husband’s disability. The trial court [...]