Situations in which you may need the help of a family law attorney
Sometimes you may need legal advice when making decisions that affect your family. The following are a few situations where you should consider talking to an attorney before filing papers yourself or making any final decisions.
In the event that you decide to proceed with a divorce, a Chicago family law attorney can help you with some of the issues that may arise. These include filing for child support, arranging visitation schedules, deciding on custody arrangements, and dividing property. Your attorney can also help you schedule a mediation meeting if you don’t want to go to court.
If you are looking to adopt a child alone, with your spouse, or with your partner, then consider speaking with a Chicago family law attorney. There are usually a few requirements that must be met before you can adopt, which can be handled by an attorney instead of you having to fill out all the paperwork, home visits, and other details yourself. A lawyer can also work to ensure that the process is legal from start to finish so that there are no surprises down the line.
Wills and estates
You can talk to a family law attorney to help you draft your will and file it with the court. A lawyer can also offer help with filing documents related to your estate so that family members don’t have to choose someone to handle the process.
Sometimes the other parent may try to bully you by claiming that you won’t be able to see your children again or that you won’t be able to see them for scheduled visitation unless you pay a certain amount of money. This is a time when you want to seek the help of an attorney so that you can see your children as ordered by the court.
After going to court for divorce, custody or child support, or other family issues, concerns can arise. An attorney can review the court order to determine if anything can be done about the situation. If there is a violation of a court order, then a lawyer can help you by filing the appropriate documents with the court to correct the problem. An attorney can offer the peace of mind you may need while the problem is resolved so you don’t have to worry about what will happen next.
An attorney can help you protect your finances, whether you’re going through a divorce or ordered to pay child support. You will be able to discuss your income and assets and how to pay what is necessary and necessary, rather than paying too much simply because the other party wants more money.
Learn more about when you may need an attorney by contacting Gordon & Perlut, LLC.
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