Glenview Family Law Attorneys

Glenview Family Law Attorneys

Family law is a primary branch of the law that guides civil matters experienced by families, which makes it an important area of the law that many of us encounter at some juncture. If you are facing a family law concern, protect your rights – in pursuit of a favorable resolution – by reaching out for the professional legal guidance of an experienced Glenview family law attorney early in the process. 

Family Law Basics

While family law extends to a wide range of legal concerns, some of the most common family law cases fall into the following basic categories:

  • Divorce, post-divorce modifications, and child custody arrangements outside of marriage and divorce
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Parentage 

Each of these can play a critical role in your life, which makes having skilled legal guidance on your side in your best interest.


While every divorce is specific to the couple involved, each divorce must resolve the same basic terms, including (as applicable):

  • The division of marital property, which must be fair in relation to a wide range of relevant circumstances
  • Child custody arrangements, which include both parental responsibilities and parenting time
  • Child support, which is based on a careful state calculation process
  • Alimony, which is only awarded when the divorce leaves one spouse unable to support themselves financially while the other has the means to help

Except for the division of your marital property, each of these may be subject to potential modification after the divorce is finalized. Such modifications are based on significant changes in circumstances that support an action of this magnitude.

If you and your spouse – under the guidance of your respective family law attorneys – can reach mutually agreeable terms between yourselves, you will not need the court’s intervention on these matters, but if this is not the case, you will need to resolve your divorce in court. 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that, when valid, guide how the terms addressed within will be resolved in the event of divorce. The distinction between prenuptial and postnuptial agreements is when they are created and when they go into effect. Consider the following:

  • Prenuptial agreements are created prior to marriage, and they go into effect upon marriage. 
  • Postnuptial agreements are created during the marriage, and they go into effect when they are signed by both spouses.

Both marital agreements can address how marital property will be divided, the matter of alimony, and inheritance rights. 


ParA Glenview Family Law Attorney Can Help

The seasoned Glenview family law attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn employ the full force of their immense skill and experience in every case they take on and are standing by to help. To learn more, please contact us today.

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