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Naperville, Illinois Family Law Attorney

Kane County child issues attorney

Affordable Lawyer for Child Support, Custody, Parenting Time, and Adoption in DuPage and Kane County

Raising a family can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but any parent knows that it is not without its challenges. Children need support, love, and guidance in order to thrive, and providing these things requires a huge commitment of time and energy. The added challenges of a divorce or the addition of a new family member can sometimes be overwhelming if parents do not know where to turn for help.

This is where the Legal-Ease Law Clinic comes in. We dedicate our knowledge and 10 years of legal experience to serving Illinois families with a fee structure that allows you to pay what you can afford. If you need assistance with family law matters involving child custody, parenting time, child support, or adoption, we are here to help.

Protect Your Children in an Illinois Divorce

The divorce process can be especially hard on children, and as a parent, you will have many important decisions to make regarding your children's continued well-being. We can help with all child-related issues involved in a divorce or separation, including:

  • Child support: Illinois requires both parents to contribute financially to their children's needs with the goal of maintaining the standard of living they would have benefited from in a two-parent household. Child support obligations are calculated based on appropriate proportions of the parents' combined incomes, and usually, one parent will be ordered to make monthly payments to the other. We can work with you to ensure that payments are calculated fairly and to pursue the enforcement of payment when the other parent falls behind.
  • Child custody and parental responsibilities: Parents bear the responsibility to make decisions in their children's best interest regarding their education, health care, religious upbringing, and involvement in extracurricular activities. When parents divorce or separate, these decision-making responsibilities are legally allocated between the two parents, either by court order or with the parents' input. We can represent you to assert your rights to contribute to these important decisions.
  • Parenting time: As long as both parents are fit, they usually have a right to some amount of time spent with their children. During a divorce or separation, parents will need to reach an agreement on the distribution of parenting time as well as the specific schedule. The court will often consider the wishes of both parents and the children, as well as the impact of the schedule on the children's daily lives and relationships with both parents. We can help you negotiate an agreement with the other parent, or make a case for your parenting time preferences in court.

When you experience a major change to your life or finances after your divorce that may affect your children, we can also help you pursue a modification to your child support or parenting agreement that better reflects your current situation.

Help From a DuPage County Adoption Attorney

We also assist parents who are hoping to grow their families through adoption or establish legal parenthood of a child. There are several different kinds of adoption in Illinois, and each one may involve different legal processes. For example, in a step-parent or related adoption, you may need to obtain consent from the child's biological parent for the termination of parental rights or establish in court that the biological parent is unable or unfit to raise the child. In an agency adoption, you will likely also need to obtain legal consent from the agency. Attorney Reese Krajniak is especially passionate about supporting children in the foster care system, and she can help you work with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to become a foster parent or permanently adopt a child from foster care.

Contact a Naperville Family Law Attorney

We are committed to helping you with many legal issues affecting your children. With our affordable rates, you can rest assured that our services will not adversely affect your ability to provide for your family while we work to resolve your legal challenges. Contact us today at 630-447-5733 for a free consultation so we can start to form a plan that works for you. We serve families in Naperville, Yorkville, Sugar Grove, and throughout DuPage County, Kendall County, Kane County, and the nearby areas.

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