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Happy Hispanic Father Points with Mixed Race Son at the Park Pond.Family law is a broad legal area that encompasses a variety of issues. The common thread in these issues is that they deal with marriage and family. Family law cases can be more emotionally difficult than other types of case because they impact personal relationships between parents and children, former spouses, and in some cases, other members of a family.

Although you can tackle legal issues yourself, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced family lawyer. A lawyer is an advocate for his or her client, which means your lawyer will work to interpret the applicable laws to your case and provide you with sufficient information to make the decisions that are in your best interest.

Family Law Case Types

The following case types fall under the family law umbrella:

  • Divorce. A divorce can be relatively simple or a complex legal process. Every divorce involves the division of the couple’s marital assets, which can be complicated when a prenuptial agreement is disagreements regarding the marital status of the present assets enters the picture. Other issues that can be part of a divorce are the development of a parenting plan and the establishment of a child support or spousal maintenance order;
  • Child Support. A child support order can be part of a divorce settlement or it can exist independently. Child support is determined according to a state formula in most, but not all, cases. It is the money paid from one parent to the other to help with the costs of raising their child;
  • Spousal Maintenance. Also known as alimony, this is money paid from one spouse to the other for a specified period following their divorce meant to prevent financial hardship for the recipient;
  • Prenuptial Agreements. A prenuptial agreement is a document that outlines the financial aspects of a couple’s marriage and how their assets are to be divided in the event of their divorce. They are also popular with individuals who have children from previous relationships because they can be used to ensure an individual’s child inherits a share of his or her assets;
  • Pre-divorce Planning. Divorce is rarely easy, but it can be made easier by taking a few proactive steps before filing the petition. These include itemizing marital assets, creating a divorce budget, and reaching certain agreements for the divorce; and
  • Child Custody. This is perhaps one of the most complex family law topics because it deals with all aspects of a child’s upbringing after his or her parents’ divorce. Multiple factors are considered to determine an appropriate parenting plan for a child.

Why Work with a Women’s Family Lawyer?

In many cases, a woman’s needs are different from a man’s. You might be facing a divorce after years of being a stay-at-home parent or you might need to establish your child’s paternity so you can seek child support from a former partner. Our team has specific experience working with women and viewing these issues through a female lens.

Contact our team of experienced family lawyers at Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation in one of our Illinois offices. During your consultation, we will take the time to fully understand your case to provide you with the customized legal guidance you need.

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