Legal issues involving family matters are among the most complicated, difficult, and emotional cases that most people will have to go through. At Arami Law, Inc., we know how critical it is to have a compassionate and experienced advocate on your side during any family law case. Whether you are planning to file for divorce, have questions about the allocation of parental responsibilities, or need assistance with issues such as grandparents’ rights or paternity, our dedicated Northbrook family law attorneys can assist you.
At Arami Law, Inc., we routinely handle a wide variety of family law cases. Examples of the family law cases we handle include but are not limited to the following:
To get divorced in Illinois, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) requires you or your spouse to plead that “irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” As soon as you live separate and apart for six months or more, there is an irrebuttable presumption that you have met this requirement.
Beyond the requirements to file for and have your divorce granted, you should also be thinking about financial issues in divorce cases. If you want to obtain spousal support, you will need to ask the court to award it in your case. The court will go through the process first to determine whether maintenance is appropriate, and then if so, the amount and duration of the support. You should also know that the court will classify all property as separate or marital property, and marital assets and debts will be divided according to the rule of equitable distribution.
The IMDMA no longer refers to a court awarding child custody, but rather allocating parental responsibilities to one or both parents. The allocation of parental responsibilities can be done by the parents through a parenting plan, or by the court if the parents cannot reach an agreement that is in the best interests of their child.
Parental responsibilities include both significant decision-making responsibilities (formerly known as legal custody) and parenting time (formerly known as physical custody and visitation). For both types of parental responsibilities, the court allocates those responsibilities based on what is in the best interests of the child.
Family law matters are among the most complicated given that they often involve close relationships between parents and children, or between current or former spouses or partners. At Arami Law, Inc., we know how difficult and complex these legal issues can be, and we are here to advocate for you from start to finish. From assisting you with negotiations in a divorce case to advocating for your rights to parental responsibilities, a Northbrook family law attorney at our firm is here to help you. Contact Arami Law, Inc. today to learn more about the services we provide to families in Illinois.
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