Family law is an important area of law that addresses issues related to family relationships and the dissolution of marriages. These matters tend to be critical to your family’s future, which makes having an experienced family law attorney in Palatine in your corner well advised.
Family law covers a broad spectrum of legal concerns – all of which relate to your close family relationships. While no two family law cases are ever exactly alike, there are certain kinds of cases that are most common, including:
If you have a family law concern, an experienced family law attorney can help.
One of the most common concerns covered by family law relates to parental rights. In the State of Illinois, child custody arrangements are called parental responsibilities, which are all about who will be making important decisions related to the following (on behalf of the children):
These responsibilities can be shared by both of you, which means you will make the decisions in tandem, or it can be the sole responsibility of one of you. The other major component of parental rights involves your parenting plan (what you may think of as visitation). While the state has basic parenting plans that it typically falls back on, you and your children’s other parent are welcome to negotiate terms that work for you in your unique circumstances (as long as you are both prepared to sign off on them). Only under dire circumstances will the court completely deny a parent time with his or her children, so parenting time is typically divided between both parents (though not necessarily equally).
Another important element of family law is the financial component, and concerns related to the division of marital property are common. In Illinois, those assets that you acquire throughout your marriage are considered marital property, which is to be divided equitably (or fairly) between the two of you in the event of divorce. There are wide-ranging factors that can complicate this division of assets, and because the outcome is so critical to your financial future, it is in your best interest to work closely with an experienced family law attorney throughout the process.
If you are experiencing a family law concern, its resolution is important to you and your children, and the dedicated family law attorneys at Andrea Heckman Law in Palatine have the compassion, experience, and skill to help. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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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.