Aroma Park, Illinois Family Lawyers
Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a...
Family law practice areas include: Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Allocation of Parenting Time.
Adoption practice areas include: International/Interstate, DCFS/Foster Care, Agency-Assisted or Traditional Agency Adoptions, Private Adoptions, Related/Step-Parent Adoptions, Adult Adoptions and Same-Sex Couple Adoptions.
In contested cases, I have the experience to represent you in court. My career began in litigation and I have personally handled all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals.
On a personal level, I understand both how divorce affects a family,...
Plainfield, IL 60586
Northern Illinois University
Joliet, IL 60432
My primary practice focus is family law and domestic relations litigation. My secondary areas of concentration include estate planning and probate.
* 2018 SuperLawyers Top 2.5% Rising Star
* 2018 National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in Illinois in Matrimonial and Family Law
* 2018 Recognized as one of the "Ten Best" Family Law Attorneys in Illinois by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
Our lawyers not only remain knowledgeable of all current laws, but we work with a range of clientele that allows them to benefit from their experience with us. Our clients have also returned to us for other law services as they have established a strong partnership that is built on trust and respect.
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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