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Rolling Meadows Family Law Attorneys

Rolling Meadows Attorneys For Family Law Matters in Cook County

In Illinois, family law includes a broad spectrum of issues that can affect families in profound ways. From navigating the complexities of divorce to addressing matters related to the custody of children, determining the best ways to proceed can sometimes be difficult. Due to the ways these cases can affect family relationships and the financial stability of spouses, parents, and children, it is important to secure sensitive, knowledgeable, and effective legal representation. At Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd., we provide comprehensive legal services, with a focus on meeting the unique needs of each client. Whether you are planning to end your marriage, need to address family law concerns as an unmarried parent, or have encountered issues that may require you to update orders put in place in family court, we can ensure that your rights and interests will be protected during your case.

Divorce-Related Concerns

Divorce is a central aspect of family law. The process of legally dissolving a marriage can be complex, and there are numerous legal and financial concerns that will need to be addressed. We can provide strong, effective representation for divorcing spouses, helping them resolve concerns related to:

  • Property division: When dividing marital assets and debts, there are numerous factors that may need to be considered, including each spouse's contribution to the marital estate and their individual financial circumstances. We can provide guidance on how to address the division of complex assets, including family businesses and retirement accounts, pensions, and investments.
  • Spousal support: In some divorce cases, one spouse may ask for ongoing financial support from the other. Eligibility for spousal support or alimony is determined based on several factors, including the amount of time a couple was married, the financial needs of each spouse, and their respective earning capacities. We are skilled in advocating for fair spousal support arrangements, and we can provide guidance to those who are seeking or who may be required to pay maintenance.

Child-Related Issues

The welfare of children is a paramount concern in family law cases. We can help parents or other family members address concerns related to:

  • Allocation of parental responsibilities: Illinois has moved away from the terms "custody" and "visitation," and it now provides for the allocation of decision-making responsibilities for children, as well as the creation of parenting time arrangements. We work to help our clients develop parenting plans that serve the best interests of their children.
  • Child support: Parents will have an obligation to provide for their children's financial needs. In Illinois, child support is calculated using an "income shares" model, which considers both parents' incomes. Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd. works to ensure that child support determinations are accurate, fair, and reflective of a child's needs and the financial circumstances of both parents.
  • Child relocation/removal: When a parent wishes to move with their child, and they plan to relocate out of state or move a significant distance within Illinois, legal approval may be required. We provide representation to parents who are seeking to relocate with their children and to parents who need to respond to these types of requests, always focusing on finding solutions that will provide for the best interests of the child.
  • Parentage: In cases where parents are unmarried, establishing paternity may be a crucial step that will protect the rights of parents and children. Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd. helps clients address issues related to paternity, helping to establish or challenge parentage and address issues related to custody, parenting time, and child support.

Additional Family Law Services

We provide a range of other family law services, including:

  • Post-judgment modifications and enforcement: Life circumstances can change, and modifications to financial support obligations or child custody arrangements may become necessary. We can assist clients in pursuing modifications or responding to modification requests, and we can also help enforce existing family law orders when compliance becomes an issue.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: Couples can proactively address potential issues that may arise during a divorce through these agreements. We can help draft, review, and enforce prenups and postnups, ensuring that Illinois law is applied correctly.
  • Attorney-assisted mediation: To minimize conflict and work together to reach agreements in family law cases, spouses or parents may participate in mediation. We can provide representation for clients who are using mediation, ensuring that their rights are protected as they negotiate settlements.

Contact Our Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Attorney

Whether you are facing a divorce, navigating child-related concerns, or dealing with other family law issues, Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd. can provide the compassionate, dedicated representation you need. We understand the emotional and financial stakes involved in these matters, and we are committed to providing you with the legal support necessary to achieve a positive outcome for you and your family. Contact our firm at 847-859-6222 and set up a free consultation today.

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