We all need a family to give us a sense of belonging and people to rely on, but family can be defined in many ways. However, anyone who has been around for very long knows that family matters aren’t always so pleasant. Sometimes things don’t go the way they were planned, and people aren’t who you thought they were. Ending a marriage or modifying a parenting plan or separation agreement or judgment for dissolution of marriage can be a difficult endeavor, potentially creating arguments and battles concerning the most significant thing in your life, your family. When children are involved, issues can become even more nuanced and sensitive. While these matters are difficult to endure and often perplexing, compassionate family lawyers in Chicago can help you navigate through them.
Family attorneys in Chicago handle many different types of legal family issues. They can be common matters such as divorce and parental responsibility, previously known as child custody and visitation, less common ones like paternity and same-sex marriages, or anywhere in between. Other matters we can handle include:
We can also help with many other family law issues. Reach out to us to find out if we can help with yours. Our family attorneys in Chicago are well-versed in Illinois laws that impact family issues and familiar with the local courts.
The thought of going to court or trial can be overwhelming. We do our best to keep whatever matters we can out of the courtroom. However, some situations will inevitably end up in court, but we are with you every step of the way. We can go over what you can expect and what might be expected of you. We can speak on your behalf and advocate for your rights.
Cases that are more likely to go to court are those in which the parties can’t agree. For example, contested divorces in which spouses don’t agree on property or debt division, spousal or child maintenance, or a parenting plan. Under these circumstances, we can help you avoid going to court by attempting to negotiate or mediate a fair settlement. Even if your case is scheduled for trial, we may be able to settle the matter before the court date.
At Ward Family Law, we see beyond challenges to find favorable solutions. We know that family matters are sensitive, requiring attention to detail and compassion. At the same time, you also need a trusted lawyer who will aggressively stand up for your rights whenever necessary and someone who will keep you updated on your case. Our experienced family attorneys in Chicago are prepared and educated to stand with you, whatever your family matter might entail. Our legal team of forward thinkers are leaders in the legal profession, thinking outside of the box and innovating for the best outcome in your case.
Contact us today to learn more about all the family law services we offer and schedule a consultation with an attorney. The sooner you reach out to us, the more options you may have and the more we can help.
It was quick and easy and those are two words I did not think I would say about my divorce. We are still friendly too. We just were not meant to be together anymore. Ward Family Law made sure to draft the documents with the terms that we agreed on which kept us on good terms and there was no fighting. I cannot recommend them enough if you are looking for a clean, honest, quick, easy divorce.
We were set to get married in a little over a month and my family insisted on a premarital agreement. On my very first call Jennifer explained the entire process and timing. They hit the ground running and got everything completed and signed well before our wedding date. That made everything much less stressful so I thank them so much for their professionalism and timeliness.
Our plan was to get married after the baby was born and then a year later we still were not married and we were going our separate ways. I had no idea that the birth certificate alone did not make me the legal parent of our baby in Illinois. Luckily, Ward Family Law handles these cases and established paternity through a DNA test and submitted the results to the court. We now have an agreement on time with our kids and support too.
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