Family law concerns the rights and obligations of spouses, children, and other domestic relations, and a good attorney can help you sort out the complicated details associated with divorce, adoption, child custody, child support and other complex family issues.
There may come a time when you need an experienced, caring family law attorney to represent you through your family law court, or you might simply need some discreet legal advice so that you can understand your rights and handle the case on your own. Respected, experienced and skilled, the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett practices family law with excellence and serves Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Winnebago County and the surrounding Illinois communities.
Because the main area of our practice is family law, attorney Paul M. Marriett offers comprehensive and professional legal services to clients in a wide variety of family-related legal matters, including:
Updated Legislation Regarding Family Law
A skilled legal team also stays up to date on how changes in state law can help clients obtain a favorable outcome.
Since society and family dynamics have changed dramatically in the past few decades, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was rewritten in 2016 and includes numerous substantial revisions.
Thirty years ago, it was still typically the mother’s role to care for the children, while the father provided the bulk of the financial support. Pursuant to societal norms, marriage was seen as a contract that should not be broken, and if either spouse or a third party caused a breakup, they could be held responsible in a court of law. Today, both parents often are employed outside the home, and both share the financial and emotional responsibilities of parenting.
The Law Office of Paul M. Marriett can leverage this updated legislation for your divorce or legal separation case.
Seeking Favorable Terms Before Trial
The Law Office of Paul M. Marriett strives to help you and your family avoid the high costs and emotionally draining aspects of court by educating you about resolving your case outside the courtroom.
We will always work with you to determine the best strategy for your best interest and proceed accordingly, alternate dispute resolution processes avoid time in court and can effectively resolve divorce disputes or matters related to post-divorce dispositions, such as child support, custody/visitation, property division and alimony.
We will encourage you to strive to resolve your divorce issues through collaborative divorce law and arbitration, early neutral evaluation or mediation only if these methods are in your best interest. If litigation is the best solution, the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett has the skill to diligently advocate for your interests.
Contact the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett at (815) 391-0089 to schedule your free consultation about your divorce or family law case, or use our secure contact form. You will receive a response within 24 hours.