Family Law Attorney Lake County

Family Law Attorney Lake County

Family Law Attorney Lake County

Illinois Family Lawyer Representing Clients in Lake County

In Lake County, family law cases can be some of the most difficult legal matters that any person will experience. Whether you need assistance with a divorce or child custody matter, or you need help handling a legal issue involving a paternity determination in order to seek child support, an experienced family law attorney in Lake County can assist you.

Lake County Family Law Issues Our Attorneys Handle

At Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we represent clients with a wide range of family law matters in Lake County, including but not limited to the following:

  • Eligibility for divorce and residency requirements;
  • Planning for divorce;
  • Filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage;
  • No-fault divorce;
  • Alimony or spousal support;
  • Equitable distribution of marital property;
  • Dissolution of long-term marriage or “gray divorce”;
  • Business owner divorce;
  • High net worth divorce;
  • Retirement asset distribution and QILDROs/QDROs in Illinois;
  • Complex property division;
  • Electronic snooping;
  • Child custody, or the allocation of parental responsibilities;
  • Parenting plans;
  • Allocation of significant decision-making responsibilities;
  • Allocation of parenting time;
  • Best interests of the child factors;
  • Relocation after a divorce or child custody case;
  • Child support and the income-shares model;
  • Calculating child support;
  • Modifications of existing family law orders;
  • Mother’s rights;
  • Domestic violence; and
  • Paternity.

Divorce in Lake County

All divorces in Lake County are no-fault divorces. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), to be eligible for a divorce after meeting residency requirements, you are only required to plead that irreconcilable differences exist between you and your spouse, and that any attempts at reconciliation would be futile. There is an irrebuttable presumption that this requirement has been met once the spouses have lived separate and apart for at least six months.

Divorces can be uncontested or contested, which refers to whether or not the parties have reached an agreement about all legal issues in the case. When the spouses have agreed upon all matters such as property division and child custody, they can have an uncontested divorce, which tends to take less time and to be less costly. When even one issue remains in dispute, the spouses will have a contested divorce with a judge making a decision about any issues in dispute.

Child Custody in Lake County

Child custody in Lake County involves the allocation of parental responsibilities. In each child custody case, parents will either reach an agreement about how to allocate parental responsibilities through a parenting plan, or the court will allocate parental responsibilities through an allocation judgment. 

Parental responsibilities include both significant decision-making responsibilities (similar to legal custody) and parenting time (similar to physical custody and visitation). 

Contact a Lake County Family Lawyer for Assistance

Family law cases in Lake County can be varied and complex, but you should know that an experienced and dedicated family lawyer in Lake County can advocate for you every step of the way. From matters involving divorce and child custody to cases involving paternity determinations and domestic violence, our firm is here to help you. Contact Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group today to get started. 


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