Park Ridge IL Family Law Attorneys
Divorce and Collaborative Lawyers Assisting Clients in Park Ridge, IL
If you are considering a divorce, trying to establish paternity rights, or pursuing adoption, the divorce and family law attorneys at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC will assist you every step of the way. We have over ten years of experience in divorce and family law matters and are prepared to successfully move your case forward. Contact our experienced lawyers to receive the top-notch representation that you deserve.
At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we understand how the conflicts and issues families face can have a significant impact on them. Our compassionate lawyers assist clients in dealing with family law issues so they can receive outcomes that are best for them and their families.
Family Law Lawyers in Park Ridge, Illinois
Dilemmas surrounding families are often the most emotionally debilitating. Matters such as domestic violence and property division during a divorce can leave families in disarray. At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we strive to alleviate some of these issues by assisting clients with a wide range of family law matters including:
- Divorce. Making the decision to end your marriage is a difficult one. It can be made even more difficult if there are children involved, emotional abuse, or other complicated factors specific to your family. Our lawyers are sensitive to your specific needs and are well versed in the changing laws in Illinois. We offer traditional or collaborative divorce, mediation, or representation of children.
- Adoption. In Illinois, there are several types of adoption such as "traditional adoption," second-parent adoption, and adult adoption. Traditional adoption refers to the addition of a child or adult to a married heterosexual couple's family. When an individual wishes to adopt his or her partner's biological child, he or she may file for second-parent adoption. Adult adoption refers to the legal addition of an adult to a family. Adult adoption is often considered for the purpose of inheritance in blended families, or close family friends that are estranged from their biological parents.
- Paternity. Paternity refers to the legal relationship between a father and his child. Paternity issues arise when a child(ren) is born to unwed parents. Under Illinois law, paternity can be established in three ways: both parents can complete, sign, and witness a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form, the State of Illinois' Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ (HFS) Child Support Services can enter an Administrative Paternity Order, or a judge can enter an Order of Paternity in court. It is essential for a father to establish paternity if he wishes to protect his legal ability to visit and maintain a parental relationship with his child. The mother can also seek to establish paternity to ensure her legal rights and the support rights of her child.
- Complex Financial Issues in Divorce. When high assets, including family-owned businesses, stocks, trusts, and real estate are involved, there are more complexities in the divorce process. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of how to carefully investigate the assets that must be separated, and how to determine which assets are marital and non-marital. The attorneys also understand taxation complexities, support obligations, values of businesses and properties, land trusts, and other complex asset situations.
Reputable Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer in Park Ridge IL
For many families, family law matters such as establishing divorce, paternity, and adoption can be complicated, lengthy, and emotionally difficult. If you are facing such issues, contact our experienced and dedicated family law attorneys at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC. Call us at 312-605-4041, or contact us online. We serve clients in Park Ridge, Cook County, and throughout northern Illinois.