Hoffman Estates Family Law Lawyers
A generation ago, most children grew up in “traditional” families consisting of a married mother and father along with their pure biological children. Those days are long gone. Now, most children grow up in “nontraditional” families. Examples include single-parent households, stepfamilies, adoptive households, and grandparent-headed households.
These families face significant emotional and financial hurdles. At Delaney Heckman, our Hoffman Estates family law lawyers help these families overcome these challenges. We offer long-term, cost-effective solutions that make a big difference to Cook County families. Additionally, we offer aggressive representation in a wide range of situations. So, whatever challenge your family faces, whether it is big or small, we are here to help.
Common Family Law Matters
Since Illinois families are so diverse, our Hoffman Estates family law lawyers routinely handle a wide variety of matters, including:
- Premarital Agreements: A prenup is not just divorce insurance. Since these agreements decide contentious matters in advance, they often make marriages stronger and longer-lasting.
- Divorce: The marriage dissolution rate has declined since the 1990s, but it is still quite high, especially for subsequent marriages. Most of these actions involve intricate emotional issues, such as parenting time divisions, and financial issues, such as spousal support.
- Adoption: The aforementioned subsequent marriages often involve name changes or step-parent adoptions. Agency and private adoptions, especially foreign adoptions, are very involved. Slight missteps can have significant adverse consequences.
- Paternity: In many areas, single-parent households are almost the norm. Paternity orders help these families overcome some of the emotional and financial hurdles of life. These orders have other benefits as well, such as a more controlled environment and complete access to medical records.
At Delaney Heckman, family law is not a sideshow. Our Hoffman Estates family law lawyers are dedicated to your family’s success.
Family law cases are different, but they usually have a common denominator. The best interests of the children should always prevail. That is certainly true in most divorces and divorce modifications, as well as all paternity actions. Frequently, the parents agree on general principles of best interests. But they disagree on the specifics. That is where our Hoffman Estates family law lawyers come in.
There is a difference between the best interests of the children and the best interests of the parents or the preferences of the children. It’s important that the final orders in the case reflect these differences, and that is one thing we fight for.
At the same time, our Hoffman Estates family law lawyers always put our clients first. That means we work to uphold your legal and financial rights in a particular case. Our commitment to our craft, and our commitment to our clients, usually produces results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Typically, these results include favorable out-of-court settlements. Such resolutions avoid a protracted court battle that, in the long run, usually benefits no one.
Work With a Diligent Attorney
Today’s complex family law problems demand complete solutions. For a free consultation with an experienced Hoffman Estates family law lawyer, contact Delaney Heckman. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we start fighting for you.