If you are facing a legal issue that affects your rights as a parent, your children’s well-being, or your family in general, it’s obviously a critical matter that requires your careful attention. If this is the challenging situation you find yourself in, it’s time to reach out to an experienced family law attorney in Joliet for the professional legal guidance you need.
Family law is much broader than just the terms of divorce alone. In addition to post-divorce modifications and terms that apply to parents outside of marriage and divorce, family law addresses cases related to all the following:
Divorce is a primary family law concern, and while no two divorces are ever identical to one another, they all address the same fundamental terms, including (as applicable):
In the State of Illinois, the property that you acquire while you are married is viewed – in the eyes of the law – as marital property, which means that it must be divided between you equitably in the event of divorce. Equitably here means fairly – when a variety of important factors are taken into careful consideration.
In Illinois, child custody is separated into both legal and physical custody. Legal custody concerns itself with the responsibility of making important parental decisions, such as those concerning the following:
You and your children’s other parent can make these decisions together, or one of you can shoulder the responsibility on your own. Additional options include one of you having the ability to break a tie (if you share legal custody and you reach a stalemate that you cannot resolve between you) and dividing legal custody according to the kind of decision that you are facing.
Physical custody determines if one of you will become the primary custodial parent (while the other has a parenting time schedule) or if you will divide your parenting time more evenly.
Child support is calculated using the state’s guidelines, and a wide range of factors can play a role. Ultimately, however, the parent who earns more is generally required to pay child support to the other.
Alimony will not play a role in your divorce unless one of you is left without the financial means to support yourself post-divorce, and the other has the ability to help.
The formidable family law attorneys at Sabuco Beck, P.C. in Joliet take great pride in their impressive track record of helping clients like you obtain advantageous case resolutions, and we are here for you too. Your rights are too important to leave to chance, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.