Respected Legal Counsel for Family Law in Fulton County IL
Brave Law Center attorneys specialize and provide experienced legal counsel in many areas of family law in Fulton County IL. To discuss your case, call our lawyers now at 309-228-9254.
Whether you need assistance with filing for divorce, gaining child custody, or deciding child support, Brave Law can help. Our lawyers put years of experience and knowledge in these matters to work for you. Our professionals understand how important it is to obtain fair and equitable terms in divorce, child visitation, and child support cases. They will fight for you and your rights in helping to achieve the best results in your case.
We invite you to contact us to speak with a dedicated legal professional who understands your situation. Our lawyers are willing to take the necessary steps to defend and represent you. In addition, we do all the required work toward gaining the best possible outcome for your case.
Divorce represents one of the most common areas of family law in Fulton County IL. Under state law, unless the parties have lived separate and apart for at least 2 years, or at least 6 months and both agree to waiver the 2-year waiting period, the party petitioning the court for divorce must establish a certain “fault” or grounds for a divorce. The most frequent “fault” grounds for divorce include adultery, mental or physical cruelty, abandonment, alcoholism or drug addiction, a felony conviction, and polygamy.
However, if involved parties have lived separate and apart for more than 2 years, or for 6 months and both parties agree to waive the 2-year waiting period, a party may obtain a “no fault” divorce. A no-fault divorce does not require proof that a spouse has engaged in marital misconduct. Thus, it only requires one spouse to state irreconcilable differences.
Child Custody and Visitation Matters
Before and after the dissolution of a marriage, child custody and visitation matters arise. This is yet another area where Brave Law Center can help with family law in Fulton County IL. Several factors need to be weighed and used to reach the best possible outcome in these cases. We evaluate the following information:
- Child’s wishes
- Wishes of parents
- Level of adjustment
- History of violence
Often, joint custody provides the best solution for children if both parents are stable, agreeable, and willing to share custody. However, our lawyers can negotiate on your behalf if disagreements about custody enter your circumstances.
Paternity disputes represent another area of specialization for Brave Law when it comes to family law in Fulton County IL. In Illinois, time limitations are placed on when a parent can contest paternity of a child. Therefore, it’s important to contact one of our attorneys as soon as you discover you are potentially not the biological parent of an alleged child. On the other hand, there are no limitations if you are trying to establish paternity. Plus, these claims can be brought by various parties including, a mother, an alleged father, the child, or even the State of Illinois.
Assistance with Adoptions
If you are hoping to adopt a child, Brave Law lawyers can help with that, too. We can draft and file all the appropriate documents to facilitate the adoption process. Any person can file a Petition for Adoption of a child. Yet, Illinois law dictates that parents are most fit and able to provide for their children. In addition, parental rights are observed as a fundamental right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Consequently, consent of the child’s parents or a court’s adjudication terminating parental rights are needed for a non-parent to adopt a minor.
If your children run into legal problems, Brave Law attorneys can help as part of our specialization with family law in Fulton County IL. Juvenile law exists because legislators and courts believe that minors deserve different treatment under the law than adults. They believe juvenile offenders are more likely to undergo successful rehabilitation. Therefore, juveniles often can receive alternative penalties instead of receiving the full penalties for an offense in adult court.
Contact Us to Discuss Family Law in Fulton County IL
Brave Law attorneys are ready to discuss your case concerning family law in Fulton County IL. Give us a call now at 309-228-9254. If you prefer, you can also contact us online to request a consultation. Our local office is located at 156 North Adams Street in Lewistown IL.