If you have a legal concern related to an impending divorce, the specific terms of divorce, a divorce term modification after divorce, child custody arrangements with someone you were never married to, or paternity, it’s a matter for an experienced family law attorney in Hoffman Estates.
Obtaining a divorce comes down to resolving a series of terms that will guide your financial and parental rights moving forward. While your divorce is unique, the basic terms are not, including:
Each of these terms that applies to your divorce will need to be resolved between you, but toward this end, you have options, including:
Each of the terms of divorce – besides the division of property – can also be addressed in terms of post-decree modifications if the circumstances that supported your current terms have changed substantially. Finally, if you have a child with someone and you are not married, the need to address the terms of child custody arrangements and child support can arise.
In Illinois, a child who is born to married parents is the legal child of both parents, and paternity – or the matter of the child’s father – is presumed. When the parents aren’t married, however, paternity needs to be established either by filing a document that is signed by both parents with the court or via court-ordered DNA testing. The matter of determining a child’s paternity comes with the following advantages for everyone involved:
The trusted family law attorneys at the SAM LAW OFFICE LLC in Hoffman Estates have the experience, legal insight, and focus on helping you protect your financial and parental rights while skillfully advocating for a favorable case resolution that works for you. Don’t wait to reach out by contacting us for more information about how we can help you today.