The family law services we offer include Parenting Responsibilities in Divorce, Child Support, Maintenance, Marital Property, and Orders of Protection. The Law Offices of Paul Marcotte provides family law services in Chicago, suburban Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. The services we offer include:
Parenting Responsibilities in Divorce
We work with clients regarding Allocation of Parental Responsibilities provided for under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The law requires the court to allocate decision-making responsibilities according to the child’s best interests. Courts are to allocate to one or both parties significant decision-making responsibility for each significant issue affecting the child including Education, Health, Religion, and Extracurricular Activities. In many cases, this can be done with parents cooperating on a parenting agreement.
We assist clients with the child support a parent pays to the other parent to help with the costs of raising a child.
Courts may grant temporary or permanent maintenance to a spouse, commonly referred to as alimony. We assist clients on maintenance issues.
We work with our clients on division of marital property that is acquired by either spouse after the marriage and determination of which property may be non-marital property.
Orders of Protection
We advise clients on situations where a court order may be necessary to stop further domestic abuse.