If you have a legal concern that affects your family, having the professional legal counsel of one of the best family law attorneys in Hinsdale on your side is well advised. Family law encompasses not only divorce but also post-divorce modifications, child custody concerns between parents who were never married, paternity, and beyond.
If you are facing a divorce, each of the following terms will need to be addressed (as applicable to your circumstances):
Each of these – other than the equitable or fair division of marital property – can also be addressed in terms of post-divorce modifications.
In Illinois, the property that you come to own while you are married belongs to both of you and must be divided between you fairly – given the involved circumstances – in the event of divorce.
Child custody in Illinois is addressed in terms of parental responsibilities, which refer to primary decision-making authority, and parenting time, which sets the schedule whereby your children divide their time between the two of you.
Child support is calculated in accordance with the state’s exacting guidelines. Typically, the child support obligation is shouldered by the parent who earns more.
Alimony only applies in those divorces that leave one spouse financially unable to support themself while the other has the financial ability to provide help.
Paternity establishes who a child’s father is if the parents are not married at the time of the child’s birth. When there is no disagreement on the matter, both parents can file a signed document with the court that establishes paternity. Barring this, paternity is generally determined with court-ordered DNA testing.
The establishment of paternity can benefit all involved in all the following ways:
Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Hinsdale, Illinois, is a trusted family law attorney who takes considerable pride in his exemplary track record of helping clients like you resolve their family law concerns advantageously, and he’s on your side. When it comes to your family, it is important, so please don’t put off reaching out and contacting us for more information about what we can do for you today.
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