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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.

2509, 2020

CIVIL UNION PARTNERS HAVE RIGHTS OF THEIR PARTNER’S MINOR CHILDREN AS STEP PARENTS.

By | September 25th, 2020|Categories: Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships in Illinois|0 Comments

The child's father died. His ex-wife refused to let father's civil union partner see the child any longer. Father's civil union partner filed a petition for visitation and allocation of parental responsibilities as the child's [...]

2409, 2020

WIFE’S EMERGENCY MOTION FOR AN INJUNCTION DENIED

By | September 24th, 2020|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing|0 Comments

In a divorce proceeding, wife filed an emergency motion for injunctive relief. She alleged that husband secretly amended his revocable trust to remove her as successor trustee and beneficiary. A few months before he filed [...]

2409, 2020

MAINTENANCE AWARD TO WIFE REDUCED DUE TO HUSBAND’S LOWER INCOME

By | September 24th, 2020|Categories: Spousal Maintainence|0 Comments

The trial court granted husband a reduction in the amount of maintenancehe was obligated to pay wife. It denied wife’s requests for an increase inthe monthly award based on the statutory maintenance guidelines. And it [...]

2309, 2020

COURTS HAVE NO DISCRETION TO DEPART FROM SECTION 505(a)(3)’s DEFINITION OF “NET INCOME”

By | September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Child Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The MSA provided that each year the parties would conduct a "true-up". It would be based on husband's tax documents. The true-up would determine if he paid the proper amount of support in the prior [...]

2309, 2020

FATHER AWARDED PRIMARY DECISION MAKING FOR MINOR CHILD

By | September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parenting Plans|0 Comments

The Court entered an order for father to have primary parental decision-making authority for educational and healthcare decisions. And the majority of parenting time for the parties' 2-year-old son. Mother appealed. She argued that the [...]

2209, 2020

INCREASED INCOME OF PAYOR IS NOT GENERALLY NOT ENOUGH TO PROVIDE MODIFICATION OF MAINTENANCE

By | September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Spousal Maintainence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion of husband. He is disabled, has MS, and receives social security benefits. He seeks to modify the maintenance amount he receives from wife. Husband [...]