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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.

1201, 2019

CAN YOU CAP CHILD SUPPORT?

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Child Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) capped child support from Husband. He was to pay 28% of his net income up to $300,000.  They agreed he would have no obligation to pay child support on [...]

401, 2019

FATHER DID NOT TAKE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

By | January 4th, 2019|Categories: Interstate and International Custody Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

Court allowed the wife permission to move from Illinois to North Carolina with the parties' two minor children.  Husband appealed the reduction of his visitation. He had wanted even more visitation with the children than [...]

1812, 2018

WAS FATHER AN UNFIT PERSON UNDER THE LAW?

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Arlington Heights Protective Order Assistance in Family Violence Cases|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Father’s parental rights to his minor child were terminated.   Before the child’s birth, father had been convicted of at least three felonies.  Therefore, father was “depraved”.  This was the basis of his loss of parental [...]

512, 2018

CAN’T I HAVE TWO FATHERS? YES, SORTA

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Adoption, Family Law Issues, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If Todd can prove that Robert was his natural father, he may inherit from both his natural father and adoptive parents. A finding in the probate action that Todd is the natural son of Robert [...]

2711, 2018

THE VOW OF MARRIAGE TO CARE FOR A SPOUSE UNTIL DEATH….

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The divorce court first listed all of the various items of property. It then placed a total value on each item of property. In this case that total value was $2,847,964.51. The court then determined [...]

2711, 2018

IS IT A NONMARITAL ASSET OR IS IT MARITAL INCOME?

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The divorce court classified husband's interest in the retained earnings of a closely held subchapter S corporation as nonmarital property. It awarded wife approximately 60% of the marital estate. Wife appealed. Wife maintained that the [...]