Caring, Attentive Divorce And Family Lawyers
Any legal issue involving the family can be stressful. A lawyer needs not only experience and skill but also the willingness to treat clients with the compassion and attention that they need.
The attorneys of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd have more than 20 combined years of experience and are committed to providing the close, personal service that you need to get through this difficult time. To learn more about our family law services and how we can help you, contact us online. We provide free, half-hour consultations to new clients.
Experience In Divorce And All Other Areas Of Family Law
Our experienced lawyers provide representation in all areas of family law, including:
- Divorce, including those involving military servicemembers or business owners
- Child custody and visitation (now called allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time)
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Guardianship over special needs children
We create personalized plans that help families understand their legal options and create legal strategies based on their unique needs.
Resolving Family Law Disputes Through Mediation
In the mediation process, both disputing parties sit down together with or without their attorneys and a neutral, third-party mediator and work to resolve legal disputes. While mediation is not right for everyone, it offers many couples a chance to resolve vexing disputes in a manner that is more amicable and cost-effective than a courtroom trial and puts more control in the hands of the disputing parties.
Discovering Hidden Assets And Unreported Income In Illinois Divorce Cases
Our law firm has witnessed many creative ways that spouses attempt to hide assets from one another, including giving “gifts” to family members and delaying bonuses/raises until after the divorce is final. We utilize investigators and other experts to uncover these hidden assets and keep you informed on any new discoveries.
Alimony And Spousal Maintenance
Alimony, also called spousal maintenance, can provide one spouse with support if they earn significantly less than the other. These payments are based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- Difference in incomes
- Length of marriage
- Property division arrangements
As experienced attorneys, we take all aspects of alimony into account while drafting a divorce agreement. For example, we always keep tax considerations in mind.
Navigating Orders Of Protection And Restraining Orders
Either during a divorce or leading up to a divorce, it is often necessary to obtain an order of protection or restraining order. We can assist in determining which option is appropriate for your situation and work to obtain it quickly and efficiently.
We can also defend against orders of protection that may have inappropriately placed you under restrictions preventing you from returning to your home or seeing your children.
Divorce And Juvenile Law Often Interact
Divorce can be extremely stressful on a child. It is not uncommon for a child to act out during the process. Unfortunately, that acting out can come in the form of committing crimes. At our family law firm, we understand the unique stress that children face during a divorce. We are compassionate and committed to overcoming these charges in order to prevent them from interfering with future goals.
Establishing Paternity And Protecting Fathers’ Rights
At our firm, we realize that it is important for a child to have a strong, long-lasting relationship with their father. Our attorneys will work with you to obtain a parenting order that meets your needs while being in the best interest of your children. We can also assist you with child support issues and any concerns specific to your own situation.
A common problem fathers encounter is the need to establish the paternity of a child. Fathers have many options that can help them establish paternity, ranging from acknowledgment to DNA testing.
Post-Decree Matters Reflect Life’s Changes
Changes to existing property, support or parenting orders may be needed in the future. In Illinois, modifications are available for a variety of reasons, ranging from remarriage to changes in income or work schedules. Parents may also need to alter their parenting or visitation arrangements to protect both parents’ rights if one must move away.
Creating Or Dissolving A Civil Union
A civil union is a legal relationship between two unrelated and unmarried adults. Our attorneys can help you with all aspects of an Illinois civil union, including dissolution or termination of civil unions, determinations of parentage and adoption and estate planning issues. In addition to these important aspects of a civil union, we can also help couples entering a civil union or dissolving a union manage the tax concerns that arise as a result of their changing arrangement.
Reasonable Rates And Payment Options
We understand that few people going through family law issues can afford exorbitant legal fees. We can help you keep your expenses down by taking a team approach to your case. Simple matters can be delegated to lawyers at our firm who charge lower hourly rates, while the more challenging aspects of your case can be handled by Jeff Kulinsky himself.
Contact Us Now For Your Free, Half-Hour Initial Consultation
Contact us to speak with one of our attorneys about divorce or any family law issue. We are happy to provide free, half-hour initial consultations to new clients. Our primary office is Wheeling can be reached at 847-459-4448, or you can call our Buffalo Grove 847-459-4448 and Libertyville offices at 847-281-0200.