Main Office: 250 Parkway Dr., Suite 150, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Additional offices in Deer Park and West Loop, Chicago
DPG FAMILY LAW
FAMILY AND DIVORCE ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Lincolnshire - Deer Park - West Loop
Serving the following counties: Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage, Kendall, McHenry, and Kane
"Litigating family law matters is never easy on the parties involved. Here at DPG Family Law, we understand that any type of family law litigation is by its very nature stressful and involves unfamiliar terrain. It is our mission to provide our Lake Forest clients with unparalleled legal representation and counsel, and to ensure a swift resolution of any legal proceedings with your best interests in mind." David Gonet, attorney
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Preeminent Lake Forest Divorce and Family Law Lawyers
Please contact us to speak with a Lake Forest divorce attorney. Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 19,375. The city is along the shore of Lake Michigan, and is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.
Lake Forest was founded together with Lake Forest College; it was laid out as a town in 1857, and was a stop for travelers making their way south to Chicago. The Lake Forest City Hall, designed by Charles Sumner Frost, was completed in 1898. It originally housed the fire department, the Lake Forest Library, and city offices. The city was one of the last American municipalities to maintain racial discrimination in residential laws against African Americans and Jews, which lasted until 1990.
The first step of any legal matter is to ascertain your particular goals and the most efficient and strategic approach to achieving your goals. We serve clients all over the Lake Forest area and no case is ever the same.
If your Lake Forest divorce is centered around finances and the division of marital assets, ranging from $30,000.00 to $30,000,000.00, you can rest assured that we will maximize the amount of marital and nonmarital assets to place on your side of the balance sheet. We will uncover every asset and leave no stone left unturned in valuing your Lake Forest estate. Your objective is what guides our approach to your case.
If custody/visitation/parenting time, and decision making regarding your child, are the primary and contested issues in your Lake Forest divorce or family law matter, we will implement a strategy to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We examine your history and relationship with your child, which you hold so dear. We break apart and examine the history and relationship your partner has had with your child, and implement a strategic legal approach using every legal maneuver at our disposal to help achieve and outcome which you desire.
Child support and maintenance (alimony) are highly litigated issues during a divorce or paternity legal case. The State of Illinois has reformed prior child support and maintenance law. There are many factors which can lead a Court to grant or deny a petition for maintenance or child support. If a Court grants a petition for child support or maintenance, an amount has to be calculated. A skilled Lake Forest attorney can help you obtain a favorable child support and maintenance amount or can advance arguments in favor or denying a petition for child support or maintenance.
An Order of Protection is a powerful tool which can protect you or your loved ones from further emotional or physical abuse. Order of Protection hearings are highly fact specific and specialized and require attention to detail regarding events in which you were involved. It is our job to make sure the court is aware of every fact and scenario which needs to be considered in deciding your case. There is no cookie-cutter approach to an Order of Protection hearing and no two cases are ever alike. You can rest assured that your voice will be heard and your side of the story portrayed to the court.
As the preeminent Illinois divorce law firm serving the Lake Forest area, our Lake Forest attorneys understand that divorce litigation can be filled with uncertainty. In order to maintain financial stability during a divorce, we recommend that you and your partner enter into a premarital agreement (agreement prior to marriage) or postnuptial agreement (agreement during marriage) which will protect both parties financial interests. These type of agreements are invaluable and worth their weight in gold; however, these agreements must be drafted as to make them binding and to ensure that they will be honored by a Court in the event of a divorce. Please contact us to speak with an Lake Forest divorce attorney regarding drafting a custom premarital or prenuptial agreement.