Divorce is stressful for all parties, including children. Whether your divorce has come quickly or is the result of long-standing problems, you don’t want the process to drag on, prolonging the uncertainty.


Questions about child custody and visitation arise in divorce and dissolution of marriage as well as when establishing paternity/ parentage.

Visitation/Parenting Time

Child visitation rights are some of the most contentious aspects of a divorce or parentage action. The care of minor children is always of primary importance to parents and this portion of the divorce usually takes longer to decide than a division of marital assets.

Property Division

Divorce property division can be one of the most acrimonious aspects of going through a divorce. Illinois is an “equitable distribution” state in which the court must equitably divide the property accumulated during the marriage.

Child Support

Child support determinations made at the time of divorce or during a paternity case can affect both parents and children until the child’s emancipation at the age of 18 or graduation from high school.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, alimony, or spousal maintenance is the continued payment made from one spouse to another to maintain a certain standard of living after a divorce. In addition to child custody issues or division of property, it is one of the most contentious issues that parties may face.


By its nature, family law often involves very personal matters. Legal matters relating to paternity testing, child custody and visitation rights for fathers are often emotional and contentious.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases can have a serious impact on legal determinations in family law cases. A domestic violence charge may prevent you from custody or visitation rights.