Like many people in Chicagoland, the people of Buffalo Grove are proud of their heritage. The town grew extremely rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, but growth has leveled off since then, giving Buffalo Grove a real hometown feel. The town stresses things that are important to families, like music, art, and fun.
At the Andrea Heckman Law, we have a number of core values as well. These principles have served us well in the past, and we believe they will continue to do so. We always put our clients first. As our relationship advances, we look for every opportunity to promote your interests. We also believe in hard work. Our simple commitment to you is our best effort every day we come to work. Finally, we believe in communication, because we see our relationship as a partnership.
Some aspects of a family law case are fairly objective. Child support amount is a good example. Typically, the judge considers the income of both parents, the number of children, and a few other factors, and then divides the obligation proportionally between the parents.
But parenting time determinations are a bit different. In this area, Cook County judges may apply a number of different factors to determine the children’s best interests. Some prominent factors include:
Other new 2016 factors include the child’s needs, each parent’s past involvement with the children, and the distance between the parents.
Families change quickly and often, so a divorce order is never meant to be permanent. In fact, it is a good idea to legally modify these documents at least once every two or three years. The judge will amend the terms if:
If both parents agree to the modification, an attorney can often get these changes approved without a hearing.
After the initial determination, most parenting plans undergo frequent revision. For a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney in Buffalo Grove, contact the Andrea Heckman Law We routinely handle matters in Cook County and nearby jurisdictions.
I could not ask for a better attorney to represent me during my case which is Andrea Heckman. Anytime I had any questions, I got a response in a timely manner. Andrea walked me through a very difficult time which was a divorce/child custody case. Andrea is very knowledgeable and motivating. The staff has been nothing but welcoming and professional. If I have to go to court for anything, I will definitely be giving this firm a call again.
Please contact our law office in Rolling Meadows for legal assistance with divorce, child custody, or visitation issues. We serve clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who need the help of an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.