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Family Law

Divorce · Child Custody · Maintenance · Protective Orders

Issues related to Illinois divorce and child custody can become extremely complicated and emotionally exhausting for you. Oftentimes, the legal and emotional aspects of a case can become overwhelming. At Lafata Law we believe that our clients should have the ability to focus on the emotional toll a divorce runs on a family, while our attorneys handle the legal issues. 

Resolving your Illinois divorce through uncontested means will save your family some of the emotional and financial stress that is associated with a divorce. If you and your spouse are able to agree to the terms of the divorce, you will save time, money, and energy. If you think an uncontested divorce is right for you, the attorneys at Lafata Law can guide you through an uncontested divorce to make the process as simple and painless as possible starting with a flat rate fee. 

Unfortunately, many families are not in a position to resolve their divorce in an uncontested manner. It requires you and your spouse to come to agreement on all elements of the divorce process. Common issues in a divorce include determining what should be considered martial property, the net worth of the marital estate, how to divide debts and assets, developing a parenting plan, determining whether one spouse will pay spousal or child support, and if so, the amount of support to be paid.

It is important to have an attorney that will work to resolve the contested issues between you and your spouse short of a trial. After a trial, the judge will decide how to divide the marital assets and debts, child custody, parenting time, and child/spousal support.  At Lafata Law, we work diligently to negotiate the best resolution for you. However, if it comes down to a trial, our skilled trial attorneys possess the knowledge and resources required to aggressively advocate for you and effectively resolve your divorce by way of trial.  

At Lafata Law, we understand that a divorce may just be the tip of the iceberg. That is why we are prepared to assist our clients with the following legal procedures: 

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Spousal Support/Maintenance
  • Same Sex Marriage and Divorce
  • Mediation 
  • Orders of Protection
  • Restraining Orders
  • Child Representation 
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Paternity Matters
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues; and
  • DCFS Appeals

Lafata Law serves clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, Dekalb and Lake counties. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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