Divorce and Family Law Lawyers
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 Skokie divorce and family law clients with unparalleled legal representation and counsel, and to ensure a swift resolution of any legal proceedings with your best interests in mind.
"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 Skokie 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 Skokie Divorce and Family Law Lawyers
Please contact us to speak with a Skokie divorce attorney. Skokie is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, neighboring the City of Chicago's northern border. Skokie lies approximately 15 miles north of Chicago's downtown loop. Its name comes from a Potawatomi word for "marsh." For many years Skokie promoted itself as "The World's Largest Village." Its population, according to the 2010 census, was 64,784. Skokie's streets, like that of many suburbs, are largely a continuation of the Chicago street grid, and the village is served by the Chicago Transit Authority, further cementing its connection to the city.
Skokie was originally a German-Luxembourger farming community, but was later settled by a sizeable Jewish population, especially after World War II. At its peak in the mid-1960s, 58% of the population was Jewish, the largest percentage of any Chicago suburb. In recent years, several synagogues and Jewish schools have closed. However, Skokie still has a very large Jewish population. It is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which opened in northwest Skokie in 2009.
Skokie has received national attention twice for court cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. In the mid-1970s, it was at the center of a case concerning the First Amendment right to assemble and the National Socialist Party of America, a neo-Nazi group. Skokie ultimately lost that case. In 2001, although Skokie was not a direct party to the case, a decision by the village regarding land use led the court to reduce the power of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.[
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 Skokie area and no case is ever the same.
If your Skokie 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 Skokie 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 Skokie 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 Skokie 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 Skokie 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 Skokie area, our 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 Skokie divorce attorney regarding drafting a custom premarital or prenuptial agreement.
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