Family law addresses divorces, post-divorce modifications, and well beyond. Family law concerns can directly affect you, your children, and your future, which makes proceeding with an experienced family law attorney near you well advised.
A primary family law matter is divorce, post-divorce term modifications, and child custody and child support concerns between parents who were never married. The basic terms – as applicable – that every divorcing couple needs to resolve include all the following:
Each of these terms represent your parental or financial rights in one form or another and can lead to considerable complications that have the potential to become hotly contested legal matters. A dedicated family law attorney can help.
Premarital agreements and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that address how divorce terms will be resolved in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. While premarital agreements are drafted prior to marriage and go into effect upon marriage, postnuptial agreements are created after the couple marries and go into effect at the time of signing. Your marital agreement can address all the following:
Child support can only be included in your marital agreement if the terms spelled out exceed Illinois’s child support requirements. Child custody arrangements, however, must be resolved on a case-by-case basis at the time of divorce – in accordance with the children’s best interests – and, therefore, can’t be included.
Unless a child’s parents are married at the time of their birth, parentage – or who the child’s legal father is – must be established in one of the following ways:
Parentage can benefit the child, father, and mother in all the following ways:
The trusted family law attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn – proudly serving the Chicago area – have an impressive range of experience helping clients like you effectively and efficiently resolve their family law concerns, and we’re here for you, too. For more information, please don’t delay reaching out and contacting us today.
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