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 Wilmette 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 Wilmette 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 Wilmette Divorce and Family Law Lawyers
Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Bordering Lake Michigan, it is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Chicago's downtown district (4 mi or 6 km from Chicago's northern border) and had a population at the 2010 census of 27,087. In 2007, Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children in the U.S., according to Business Week. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. Wilmette is home to 2 of Illinois' 17 elementary schools (Romona Elementary, St. Joseph School) to be awarded the 2017 National Blue Ribbon award.
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 Wilmette area and no case is ever the same.
If your Wilmette 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 Wilmette 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 Wilmette divorce, 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 Wilmette 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 Wilmette divorce 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 Wilmette 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 Wilmette attorney regarding drafting a custom premarital or prenuptial agreement.
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Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
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