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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.

3110, 2019

DEBT IS NOT TO BE TREATED AS A CREDIT FOR FATHER’S CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Marital settlement agreement (MSA) provided that husband owed wife a child support arrearage in the amount of $79,301.44.  He would repay that debt by reimbursing each of the 3 children's section 529 plans accordingly.  [...]

2310, 2019

SWAPPING PROPERTY OBLIGATIONS

By | October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Property Division|0 Comments

Pursuant to the terms of the divorce judgment, husband was to make three $5,000 payments to wife over a one-year period. Wife was also to receive specified marital property. Husband was to receive the remainder [...]

2110, 2019

RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

By | October 21st, 2019|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Post-Decree Issues, Property Division|0 Comments

After court entered judgment of dissolution.  Husband died.  Then, wife (Jodi) filed 3rd-party complaint against Mary.  Mary was husband's wife at the time of his death.  Jodi alleged that Mary was unjustly enriched because she [...]

1810, 2019

ANY CHANGES SINCE THE MOST RECENT SUPPORT JUDGMENT?

By | October 18th, 2019|Categories: Child Support|0 Comments

Ex husband filed a petition to reduce his child-support obligations. The trial court found that there had not been a substantial change in circumstances even though ex husband's overnight custody had grown from 15% to [...]

1810, 2019

SDU PAYMENT HISTORY USED AS PROOF OF NONPAYMENT BY EX HUSBAND

By | October 18th, 2019|Categories: Child Support|0 Comments

The trial court held numerous hearings on multiple postjudgment issues.  These issues had been pending for several years.  The trial court entered an order denying a finding of contempt against ex husband for nonpayment of [...]

110, 2019

WHY CAN’T I MOVE THE CASE FROM ILLINOIS?

By | October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interstate and International Custody Issues|Tags: |0 Comments

Father filed a petition to vacate portions of the Illinois divorce decree. The trial court vacated the child custody and child support provisions of a judgment of dissolution of marriage.   The court ordered that the [...]