Experienced Lawyers for Divorce and Children’s Issues
When you are preparing to initiate or respond to a request for divorce, it helps to know your rights. Understanding what to expect and being properly prepared have great value. The end of a marriage can be emotionally debilitating, but having the right support system makes all of the difference.
At the Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo, we believe that even in the midst of challenging times, our clients can rise to a new level of strength and purpose. We help them to address all aspects of divorce from property distribution to allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly child custody) and parental relocation. We help them to consider life now and what they desire in the future, and then we make an intentional plan to help them get there.
Trusted and Skilled Representation for Divorce Matters
There are so many issues to consider when preparing to divorce a spouse. If the divorce is contested, it adds another layer of complexity to the process. We have a proven record of success in helping our clients navigate divorce, and we deliver the best possible outcome consistently. We help clients understand their rights and help them make decisions in regards to addressing:
- Division of property and debt;
- How divorce impacts an estate plan;
- Parenting time, responsibility, and relocation;
- Maintenance award and duration; and
- Guardianship and adoption.
We are committed to offering the best approach to handling your concerns. While we are strong litigators, we also offer mediation as an alternative method of resolving family disputes. Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, mediation may be a preferred option for deciding the terms of the divorce agreement. As we communicate in the preliminary stages of your family law matter, we can advise you on the option that best suits your situation.
Pursuing the Best Interests of Children in a Divorce Matter
There are many factors that go into making a decision about parenting time. Deciding which parent a child will live with as well as how much input each parent has is important. One parent may decide to relocate within or outside of Illinois to improve quality of life or pursue a new career. In all instances, you will want to ensure that your childs best interests are completely protected. Among other things, we will help you to evaluate:
- The potential impact a move will have on a child;
- Educational, social, and familial opportunities for the child;
- The financial, physical, and mental wellness of each parent; and
- The amount of time each parent can commit to the childs upbringing.
Our court approved guardian ad litem (GAL) has extensive experience making recommendations on behalf of a child in family law cases. The GAL will examine the life of the child and offer an opinion to the court that explains what options suit the best interest of the child. No matter what your needs may be, we are at your service to offer a trusted ally and help you move forward with confidence.
Contact Trusted Family Law Mediators Today
If you would like to work with a Chicago family law mediator, please contact our firm by calling 847-628-8311 to set up an initial appointment. We look forward to helping you reach a workable resolution pertaining to divorce, legal separation, or any matter regarding the best interests of your children. We proudly serve the Chicago area, including Elgin, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, South Elgin, Lake In the Hills, Kane County, Cook County, and surrounding areas.