Family Law & Divorce Legal Reference Articles
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For your reference, the Cook County divorce attorneys of M. Scott Gordon & Associates have provided articles for you to review to understand better your legal situation. Please be aware that these articles are for general information only and should not be relied upon over your lawyer’s advice. For guidance related to your case, call the offices of M. Scott Gordon & Associates to speak to an experienced Skokie divorce lawyer and mediator.
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Helpful resolution alternatives from understanding attorneys
- Litigation and courtroom advocacy — Discover how litigation works and how we can help.
- Mediation — Discover the advantages mediation has over courtroom litigation.
- Mediation, collaborative law and conflict resolution — Learn more about our Cook County divorce attorneys’ qualifications in these specialty areas.
- Appeals — Discover how to file an appeal in Illinois.
Coping with the complications of matrimonial law
- Steps for filing for divorce — Understanding the basics of the divorce process.
- Fault and no-fault divorce — Explore the differences between fault and no-fault divorce.
- Legal separation versus divorce— What you need to know about your options when your marriage breaks down.
- Legal separation — Illinois statutes entitle you to certain legal rights and remedies.
- Making it through a divorce— Gain valuable divorce advice from our seasoned Cook County divorce attorneys.
- Most common reasons for divorce — A discussion of the circumstances leading to marital breakdown.
- Effect of Divorce on Children — Helpful divorce tips for dealing with the impact of divorce on your family.
- Meeting with Your Divorce Attorney — What you should know before your first consultation.
- Impact of Divorce on Credit — Valuable information about how a divorce can affect your financial future.
Explaining your financial issues in divorce
- Division of property — Discover what equitable distribution really means in a court of law.
- Marital residence — Did you know that you are legally entitled to remain in a household after you file for divorce?
- Child support — Discover how the court awards child support in Illinois.
- Maintenance — Discover the criteria used to measure alimony on a permanent or temporary basis.
- Failure to pay child support — Discover what you can do about non-payment of child support.
- Child support collections — What parents need to know about direct payments and payments through the SDU.
- College expenses — Discover how a court distributes the obligations for your child’s college education.
Protecting your parental rights
- Custody — Learn how courts decide whether to grant sole or joint custody.
- Visitation — Discover how the courts make decisions about granting visitation to non-custodial parents and relatives.
- Grandparent visitation — Discover more about your legal rights as a grandparent.
- Removal of children from Illinois — Our Cook County divorce attorneys outline the rights of non-custodial parents when a custodial parent is about to relocate to another state.
- Dependent exemptions — Income tax exemptions for children are reserved for custodial parents, unless the parent gives up that right in writing.
- Fathers: Don’t Push Your Kids Away — The father’s role in a child’s life is becoming more and more important as our society changes.
Assistance on related family law topics
- Adoption — Learn about the adoption process for incapacitated adults and minor children.
- Unmarried families — Learn more about Illinois statutes regarding paternity, custodial relocation and back child support.
- Identity theft — Victims of identity theft have legal recourse. Discover what you can do to protect yourself and your credit.
- Orders of protection — When domestic violence is a concern, you can file a restraining order to protect yourself and your children from potential harm.
- Premarital agreements — Discover why you need an attorney to help you file a prenuptial agreement.
- Guardianships — Learn how to appoint a guardian to a minor child or incapacitated adult.
- Divorce Tips For Introverts — Advice for introverts going through a divorce and how to deal with the process.
Our attorneys are well versed in Skokie family law solutions
Contact M. Scott Gordon & Associates for a comprehensive approach to solving your family law matter. Our knowledge and compassion can see you through your difficult case. Contact an understanding Skokie divorce attorney through our online form or call us at 847.329.0101 . We serve Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Northbrook, Niles, Glenview and the Cook County area