Illinois Family Law

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– Linkon Kris

Your Justice Is Our Priority

Having an experienced attorney by your side is a must when you are taking the battle to court. It is not just about the professional assistance that you will get but also your future.

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Primary Practice Areas

Divorce and
Property Division

We have an excellent track record when it comes to divorce and property division. We will ensure that you get the property to which you have a right.

Child Custody
and Support

It is important that the child grows under the care of a responsible individual and that the child is financially supported.

Adoption and
Parental Rights

It is a great thing to adopt a child. We will happy to assist you with all the procedures, and we will make sure that everything is done right.

Need A Consultant?

You need to accept the fact that you are no expert in law. So there are good possibilities that you might need the services of a person who is an expert in the field. All you need to do is reach out to us, and we will provide you with the appropriate professional who can take care of things.

Over 25 Years of Legal Experience

We have been in the field for more than two decades. Our experience is one of the main reasons for our success, and it is very evident in the way we handle every case.

  • Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility

Our Lawyers

David R. Garcia

David R. Garcia

Davis has many years of court experience and takes on the most contentious litigation cases.

Teri F. Norman

Teri F. Norman

Teri F. Norman is the newest addition to our team, and she specializes in mediation and non-adversarial approaches to divorce.

Jeanette A. Salters

Jeanette A. Salters

Janette specializes in family law cases involving special education and special needs children.

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From Our Clients

We like to win cases, and we like to see the smiles on the faces of our satisfied clients. Here is what our clients have to say about us.

“They are definitely the best. I can easily say that It is because of them I was able to defend my parental rights as a father. The dedication that they have is really great.”

Max P. Barns

“My child is with me because of them. I won the child custody case within no time. I thought it might take years. But it was over within a few months.”

Peggy K. Smith

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Family Law And Its Importance

Family law is the collection of laws and legislation that are related to the issue which impacts a family relationship. Family law is always seen relating to a divorce proceeding, but the reality is that it covers a lot of issues that families deal with in their personal life.

Family laws ensure that the rights and responsibilities of your family members are protected under any situation. Family law is designed in a way to help all the members of the family achieve fair and equitable results. It is the most emotionally charged area of law which deals with failing relationships and resolving conflicts. A family lawyer requires not just a good knowledge of the law but also a good understanding of how to understand people and know a way to support them with sensitivity. For many families, divorce mediation is a less conflictual way to end a marriage.

Types of laws

Family law is diverse and practices include a wide area of topics, which are generally categorized into financial, matrimonial, and child related. Some topics family law covers include

Divorce

Family Law relating to divorce includes all the aspects of ending a marriage, which includes separation of assets, financial and child support, and child custody or parenting plan.

Prenuptial and Cohabitation agreements

Prenuptial and Cohabitation

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement signed before marriage in which both the parties agree to guidelines for division of assets and spousal support should their marriage end in divorce. And if you are not willing to marry in the near future, you can easily take up a cohabitation agreement which is similar to a prenuptial agreement that safeguards the assets of both the parties if they part  ways.

Finances for the unmarried

When an unmarried couple splits, they will have often acquired assets together. It is very difficult to bring unmarried couples into the legal framework and provide them with good legal advice and achieve fair resolutions because the laws about joint property and property division are generally specific to marriage and divorce, not other relationships.

Children

Children

Child Arrangement Orders are the most difficult of any relationship and are one of the most important. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement between themselves, family law provides them with the guidance to deal with such issues. If the family has become involved with the local authorities, it is essential for family members to understand the rights and responsibilities of the parents when children are involved.

Domestic Abuse

When there is any form of domestic abuse, the safety of those involved, is the priority. Family law system provides with options by individually tailoring the assistance as it is one of the vital tools to provide safety to the victims of abuse. Also, the abuse might be towards children and how to take proper steps to ensure their mental and physical protection.

Steps To Handle Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment is gaining visibility due to its impact on the organisation as it is one of the main reason for work-related stress. Workplace harassment includes bullying, belittling, shaming, being aggressive, discriminating or being abusive towards any employee. Workplace harassment is prohibited on the grounds of race, colour, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation. It also includes unwanted sexual advancements, both verbal or non-verbal conduct in nature. Some ways you can deal with workplace harassment are

Workplace Harassment

Understanding the nature of harassment

It is important to be aware of the type of harassment you are facing as it is easier for you to report. Carry out your research and understand the harassment in any way sexual in nature before complaining it under sexual harassment.

Speak up

Taking all of the abuse without speaking up displays no respect for oneself. You need to be straight forward and stern and speaking up and discouraging the behaviour. Remaining silent will not help you and you not trying to stop any kind of harassment immediately is sending the wrong message to the harasser.

Confront the harasser

Confront the harasser

It is a good idea to tell your harasser that the words you said to them are humiliating and offending. Explain to them the impact of their behaviour and how it affects you.  Document the event and email the person, letting them know about your discomfort. This also acts a proof that you tried to stop the behaviour and warned them before taking any drastic step.

Document the incident

To report any case, you need to have solid proof of the incident. They are required to verify and authenticate your complain and to ensure the harasser also know about the complaint and the reason it took place. Also, there might be witnesses around the time of incident ask them to be proof of the incident. If the harassment occurred on an online platform, you can easily take a screenshot and provide it as evidence of the incident. You also need to understand the time and the place of the incident acts as proof of the complaint.

Take it to the HR

Now that you have collected all the evidence tried to confront the harasser and still, the harassment continues, you need to complain it to the HR or the management. They would have certain questions of why this incident might have occurred be truthful. They might be certain actions taken from their end and enquiry process might be set.

If still, the management is not able to solve your issue, it is time to take things into your own hands. As harassment either in the workplace or any other place is not acceptable. Take legal steps against the harasser and the company, if need may be. Generally, organisations are always up to solve these kinds of complaints as it disrupts the peace of the organisation and can break their image, which they try to avoid

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