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Knowledgeable Cook County attorneys helping you understand the law

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

Coping with the complications of matrimonial law

Explaining your financial issues in divorce

  • Division of propertyDiscover what equitable distribution really means in a court of law.
  • Marital residenceDid you know that you are legally entitled to remain in a household after you file for divorce?
  • Child supportDiscover how the court awards child support in Illinois.
  • MaintenanceDiscover the criteria used to measure alimony on a permanent or temporary basis.
  • Failure to pay child supportDiscover what you can do about non-payment of child support.
  • Child support collectionsWhat parents need to know about direct payments and payments through the SDU.
  • College expensesDiscover how a court distributes the obligations for your child’s college education.

Protecting your parental rights

  • CustodyLearn how courts decide whether to grant sole or joint custody.
  • VisitationDiscover how the courts make decisions about granting visitation to non-custodial parents and relatives.
  • Grandparent visitationDiscover more about your legal rights as a grandparent.
  • Removal of children from IllinoisOur Cook County divorce attorneys outline the rights of non-custodial parents when a custodial parent is about to relocate to another state.
  • Dependent exemptionsIncome tax exemptions for children are reserved for custodial parents, unless the parent gives up that right in writing.
  • Fathers: Don’t Push Your Kids AwayThe father’s role in a child’s life is becoming more and more important as our society changes.

Assistance on related family law topics

  • AdoptionLearn about the adoption process for incapacitated adults and minor children.
  • Unmarried familiesLearn more about Illinois statutes regarding paternity, custodial relocation and back child support.
  • Identity theftVictims of identity theft have legal recourse. Discover what you can do to protect yourself and your credit.
  • Orders of protectionWhen domestic violence is a concern, you can file a restraining order to protect yourself and your children from potential harm.
  • Premarital agreementsDiscover why you need an attorney to help you file a prenuptial agreement.
  • GuardianshipsLearn  how to appoint a guardian to a minor child or incapacitated adult.
  • Divorce Tips For IntrovertsAdvice 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

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