Livingston County, Illinois Family Lawyers
Reilly has served as a LaSalle County Assistant Public Defender since 2000. He represents clients before the...
Bloomington, IL 61704
Northern Illinois University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
202 N. Prospect Road, Suite 205
Bloomington, IL 61704
Valparaiso University School of Law
He is a 2019 recipient of the "10 Best" award for client satisfaction.
He has consistently achieved results for his clients, including:
- Secured regular parenting time for father who had not seen his two-year old son in over one year.
- Obtained 50-50 parenting time for father who had been marginalized to every other weekend before hiring lawyer and starting court process.
- Successfully re-gained custody for a father who had been falsely accused of abuse of his 6-year-old daughter.
- Obtained regular, unsupervised, parenting...
In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
Livingston County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
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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