Divorce Attorney in Elgin, Illinois

Divorce Lawyers Serving Clients in Elgin, Kane County, and Surrounding Areas

For almost two decades, the experienced attorneys at Goostree Law Group have been helping the residents of Elgin, Kane County, and the surrounding areas face the challenges associated with divorce. Our team recognizes that ending a marriage can present a wide variety of challenges, such as allocating parental responsibilities and fairly dividing the property that you and your spouse accumulated together. Fortunately, you do not need to face the process alone. With over 50 years of combined experience in the practice of divorce and family law, our lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you find workable solutions to your divorce-related concerns.

Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time in Illinois

If you and your spouse have children together, you probably have many concerns about how the divorce will affect your children. You might also be uncertain about how you will maintain a healthy relationship with your children in the months and years that follow. At Goostree Law Group, we know that it is usually in the best interests of the children for both parents to remain active in the children's lives after a divorce. With this idea in mind, we assist both mothers and fathers in negotiating and drafting parenting plans customized to meet their unique needs. Your parenting plan outlines your rights and responsibilities regarding your child, as well as a schedule for each parent's time with the child. We can help ensure that your parenting plan addresses all of your concerns and is compliant with Illinois law.

Marital Asset Division in Elgin, IL

Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means that the marital assets of a divorcing couple are to be divided fairly based on a consideration of all the relevant factors— however, they do not necessarily need to be divided equally. The skilled attorneys at Goostree Law Group will work with you in identifying and evaluating the property that constitutes your marital estate, and we will help you and your spouse reach a property settlement if possible. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case into the courtroom and to advocate on your behalf at trial.

Maintenance and Child Support

When a couple with children gets divorced, the parent with less parenting time will almost certainly be required to pay child support. Illinois law provides a formula for the calculation of child support obligations that takes into account both parents' income and a number of other factors. The formula, however, may not be appropriate in every case. Whether you are seeking child support from your ex-spouse or you are being asked to pay child support, our attorneys can help you understand your obligations and protect your rights.

While child support is generally presumed to be necessary, the same is not true for spousal support or maintenance, as it is known in Illinois law. Spousal maintenance is only ordered when one spouse can demonstrate his or her need for such support, based on the circumstances of the marriage and divorce. The lawyers at Goostree Law Group can help spouses on either side of spousal support proceedings ensure that both parties have the resources they need to move on with their lives.

Call Our Elgin Divorce Lawyers Today

To learn more about our firm and how we can help with your Illinois divorce, contact our office. Call 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation and case review with a member of our team today. Goostree Law Group serves clients in Elgin, Cook County, Kane County, and the surrounding areas.

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