Family law is an important area of law that focuses on all legal matters that relate to families. Whether your issue involves divorce, paternity, child support, divorce modifications, or anything else that is family-related, an experienced Chicago family law attorney can help you explore your best options and help you make well-informed decisions that protect your financial and parental rights and that work for you moving forward.
While divorce is a component of family law, there is a lot more to it than that. Consider all of the following legal matters that are addressed by family law:
Each of these represents an important family matter that a dedicated family law attorney can help you with.
Divorce is a common area of family law, and while every divorce is complicated and unique, the basics tend to apply to all divorces equally and include:
Because family law matters directly affect your family, they are obviously of primary concern, and working closely with an experienced Chicago family law attorney is always well-advised.
If you are facing a legal matter that involves your family, it is a serious matter that deserves serious legal consideration from one of the trusted Chicago family law attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW LLC. Our compassionate legal team is on your side and is well prepared to help, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.
I knew we were going to have a custody battle from day one. It was going to be mean and messy and expensive and long. I did not know if I could handle it but I had to do it for my kids. Jennifer litigated my case to the end - we had an attorney for the kids, we had psych evaluations, we had reports for the Judge, we had court date after court date. She was strategic, smart, planned well ahead, and kept on top of everything. Thanks to her and her legal eagles my kids are in a…
We were not married but had two kids and we were both listed as the parents on the birth certificates. What I did not know at the time was that the birth certificate (for parents who are not married) does not count in Chicago! You have to have a paternity test or have signed some special paperwork at the hospital that we did not know about at the time. Ward Family Law prepared the court filings so that we could establish our parental rights. Thank you!
At the end of my divorce case I realized that the paperwork required us to provide the court with a Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) in order for our retirement and investment accounts to be divided as we had agreed. The problem was that we did not have them done in time. Jennifer and her team stepped in and handled contacting the plan administrators, completing the draft QDROs, submitting them for pre-approval of everyone and then presenting them to the court. While we had hoped this was super easy there were a lot of steps and a lot of things…
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