Family Law Overview
Compassionate and Committed Chicago, Illinois, Family Law Firm
When you are dealing with a family law issue, whether it be divorce, legal separation, child custody- now allocation of parental responsibilities- or parenting time, property division or maintenance (alimony), it is important to work with a family law attorney who is not only experienced, but also understanding and empathetic, and who understands that every case and client is unique.
I am attorney Jennifer A. Pritz , and I provide dedicated and compassionate family law counsel in the following areas:
- Divorce : The divorce process can be highly emotional and stressful. It is crucial to have legal counsel you can trust, who can give you objective guidance and a realistic assessment of your situation. Whether you have concerns about how your property will be divided or what will happen to your home or children, I take the time to listen and understand your individual background and situation in order to provide guidance best tailored to your needs, goals and objectives.
- Child custody : More than simply “who gets the kids,” the question of child custody- now allocation of parental responsibilities – raises two key considerations: whether one or both parents will make decisions regarding the welfare of the children, and what parenting time will look like. I will work closely with you to write an allocation and parenting time agreement that is best for the children and respects you as a parent.
- Custody and support modifications : When a change of circumstances occurs and the determinations made as part of the divorce or allocation judgment no longer make sense, post-decree or post judgment modifications can be made. A change in circumstances may include changes in health, income, employment, relocation and family changes such as the welcoming of a new baby can affect child support, spousal support and parenting time.
- Collaborative practice and mediation : Pursuing a collaborative practice approach to divorce often allows individuals to get through the process more quickly and cost-effectively. This route lets couples avoid litigation by taking a more team-based, cooperative approach to reach agreements regarding property division, custody and child and spousal support.
A Practice Centered on the Client
In my family law practice, I take pride in keeping my clients informed. I believe that this approach reduces stress during an already difficult time, makes the legal process less foreign and allows me to build client relationships grounded in confidence and trust. By being fully informed about their rights and options, potential outcomes in their situation and the status of their case, I believe my clients are put in the best position possible to make the informed decisions that protect their interests.
Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss about your family law matter. Consultations are available by appointment.