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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.

811, 2018

SIGN THE PRENUP OR NO MARRIAGE

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shortly before their marriage, Sandra and Edward signed a premarital agreement. Both parties were represented by separate attorneys. The Agreement defined the parties' rights on the issues of property and maintenance in the event of [...]

811, 2018

NO PASSPORT IF YOU OWE CHILD SUPPORT OF AT LEAST $5,000

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Child Support, Interstate and International Custody Issues|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The government is ordered to deny the passport application of a person who owes child support of at least $5,000. Eunique's marriage was dissolved in California. Her husband was awarded custody of the children. She [...]

811, 2018

ATTORNEY DID NOT HAVE TO PAY HUSBAND’S ATTORNEY FEES

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Family Law Articles, Post-Decree Issues|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Attorney had represented husband in A dissolution of marriage case. The attorney was granted leave to withdraw. He was no longer the husband’s attorney. Attorney filed a petition for payment of final fees and costs [...]

211, 2018

WHAT IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE REASONABLE INTERPRETATION?

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Financial Issues When Divorcing, Post-Decree Issues, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Husband and wife agreed to carry insurance on their lives in their divorce decree.   Upon the death of a party, each of their two children shall be entitled to receive death benefits.  Each child was [...]

2510, 2018

GUARDIAN CAN FILE FOR DIVORCE FOR THE WARD

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Guardianships and Conservatorships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This case considered whether the court should overrule the long-standing case of In re Marriage of Drews, 115 Ill.2d 201 (1986).   The Drews’ case held that a plenary guardian was not able to initiate dissolution [...]

2510, 2018

TERMINATION OF OBLIGATION TO PAY MAINTENANCE

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance, Spousal Maintainence|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wife was not entitled to rehabilitative maintenance.   She had been cohabiting with another man on a continuing, conjugal basis.  There had been no subsequent reconciliation with her husband. “Unless otherwise agreed by the parties in [...]