Family law guides not only divorce but also post-divorce term modifications, challenging divorce terms that can stall the process, parenting matters outside of divorce, prenup and postnup agreements, paternity, and beyond. Because your rights hang in the balance, having an experienced family law attorney in Chicago in your corner is always in your best interest.
If you’re facing a divorce, there are specific terms that you must resolve, and any one of them can become a sticking point. These terms include:
Prenups and postnups are legal contracts that have earned quite a reputation for being underhanded or somehow tricky but are actually intended to address specific terms of divorce ahead of time to help ensure they won’t become sticking points in the event of divorce. While a prenuptial agreement does not hasten or increase the chance of divorce, it can help to ensure that your rights are better protected if your marriage does end in divorce, which is a potential reality that should not be ignored. Prenuptial agreements are created prior to marriage and are executed once the couple marries, while postnups are created and executed within the marriage.
The terms that can be addressed include:
Child custody determinations are always made in response to the children’s best interests at the time of the divorce, and child support can only be included in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if the terms exceed those required by the state.
When a couple who is married has a child, the child’s paternity is presumed by the state, and no further steps are required to secure who the child’s father is. When the parents, however, are not married, paternity is generally established in one of the following ways:
The practiced family law attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn in Chicago dedicate their practice to skillfully guiding cases like yours toward favorable resolutions that uphold their rights and best interests. Your case is important, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.
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