Nontraditional Families and Family Law
Our Belleville, IL family law attorneys focus on solutions that work
At Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C., we take pride in representing all families in Belleville and throughout southern Illinois, including nontraditional families. Our family law attorneys have the skill and experience to guide lesbian, gay and transgender couples and nontraditional families through any legal challenge they may face.
- Marital property division
- Child parental responsibility and children's issues
- Spousal maintenance
- Paternity actions
- Grandparent Visitation
- Non-Parent and Third-Party Visitation
- Guardianship of Minors
Remember, the decisions you make now can have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. That's why it's important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible about all the legal options available to you and which one makes the most sense for your specific circumstances.
Changing legal landscape
Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. As a result, LGBTQ couples now face many of the same challenges other couples face, including issues involving children from previous marriages, as well as the possibility of divorce.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, it's important to choose a lawyer who is well-versed in current family law and up to date on the changing legal landscape as it applies to families with lesbian, gay and transgender members.
Our attorneys stay on top of all legal developments related to family law. That's because we routinely handle such complex cases in courts throughout Illinois. We also never take a one-size-fits-all approach to family law cases. We realize no two families and no two cases are the same.
As a result, we take the time to carefully craft solutions for each individual family. Your case may involve unique situations that require not only an in-depth knowledge of the law, but a commitment to finding creative approaches to achieve our clients' goals.
Count on us to stand up for you
You're more than just a client to us. You're our friend and neighbor. As a result, we are committed to working towards a results-oriented solution for your family. We're also aware that you're likely watching every penny during this process.
Just because we offer cost-effective legal representation doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. We offer top-notch legal services at a reasonable rate. Discover what we can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation at our Belleville, IL office.
Like many states, Illinois grants grandparents the right to visit their grandchildren in most circumstances, even if the child's parents are divorced. Obtaining the right to visit a grandchild can sometimes be challenging. That's why it's important for grandparents to consult with an attorney before attempting to obtain the right to visit a grandchild.
Sometimes, someone other than the child's parents seek the right to visit a child. This person can be a family member (grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) or a close family friend. Either way, such cases can be very complicated, especially if the couple is divorced and one parent refuses to allow the child to see certain family members or friends. We can help you explore all your legal options and decide which one makes the most sense in your circumstance.
This legal term refers to someone designed to be a child's guardian, the person responsible for making legal decisions on behalf of the child. Guardianship of minors often involves family members designed to be a child's guardian if something happens to the child's parents. Often, guardianship is awarded to the child's aunt, uncle, grandparent or another family member. Designating who will be a child's guardian and making sure such an agreement is enforced can be complicated. That's why it's critical to consult with a family law attorney in Illinois who knows the law and understands how the legal system works when it comes to guardianships of minors.