Fathers often feel that the deck is stacked against them in divorce and family law cases. In particular, fathers fear that they will not be able to play a strong role in their children’s lives after a divorce. Men also have concerns about property division and their financial security after a divorce.
If you need to speak with a fathers’ rights attorney serving Chicago and the surrounding areas about a divorce or family law matter, contact SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC. We offer free initial consultations. We are committed to providing the quality legal representation and superior client service you deserve.
Illinois law states very clearly that gender may not be considered in a court’s determination regarding custody or allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. The Illinois Family Code states:
Unless the court finds that occurrence of ongoing abuse, the court shall presume that the maximum involvement and cooperation of both parents regarding the physical, mental, moral and emotional well-being of their child is in the child’s best interest. There shall be no presumption in favor of or against joint custody.
Illinois law is also gender-neutral in terms of property division and spousal support. Each party in a divorce is entitled to a just and equitable distribution of marital property, and either party may be awarded spousal maintenance.
Attorney Susan A. Marks personally manages each case at our firm. She has successfully advocated on behalf of hundreds of clients in divorce and family law matters. Ms. Marks has helped many fathers protect their rights during and after divorce.
She handles a wide range of family law matters on behalf of fathers, including divorce, property division, child support, child custody, parenting time, spousal support and post-decree modifications. Ms. Marks is also a seasoned paternity lawyer who can help you assert or protect your custody rights using a paternity petition.
To schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Susan A. Marks, call 847-255-9925 or contact us toll-free at 877-286-8180. You may also contact us by email.
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