Practice Areas

Beermann divorce attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent any client in any family law matter; from the most basic, uncontested divorce, to highly complex financial and parenting disputes.

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Family law is an area of legal practice that focuses on issues involved in family relationships. Among others, these matters include divorce, child custody, adoption, and paternity.

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There are many different avenues available for handling family law disputes. While Beermann’s attorneys have extensive litigation experience, a public courtroom is not always the best or most efficient venue to handle your case.

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Marriage is a financial partnership between two people, so divorce is bound to have an impact on your finances. The financial issues in a divorce can include marital property division, spousal maintenance, and child support.

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Parents have certain rights and responsibilities under Illinois laws. If you are raising children, situations may arise in which you may need experienced legal representation to help protect your parental rights.
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Same-sex marriage laws took effect in Illinois in June of 2014. Approximately a year later, in June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court removed all bans on same-sex marriage throughout the USA. Same-sex couples have the same difficulties and concerns as opposite-sex couples and may require many of the same family law services.
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Domestic violence can take many forms and is not always apparent to outside observers. We are experienced at obtaining orders of protection, which grant safety in the present, but we also have knowledge of how domestic abuse impacts divorce proceedings, parenting allocation, and other family law issues, which helps secure a client’s future.

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After two parties are divorced and a judgment, settlement agreement and/or joint parenting agreement has been finalized, issues may still arise. These issues often relate to enforcement of an agreement, in which a spouse fails to perform a certain act, such as paying maintenance, child support, or abiding by a parenting allocation agreement.

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The purpose of prenuptial and post-marital agreements is to avoid an acrimonious divorce by resolving as many or as few issues which might arise prior to a marriage. These issues include the division of property, the treatment of the party’s non-marital assets, and the rights of the parties to seek maintenance.

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If you are an athlete, entertainer or other high-profile person facing divorce or another family law matter, you need attorneys equipped to deal with your unique situation.
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When a case goes to trial, one party will win and one will lose. Oftentimes, the losing party feels aggrieved by decisions made by the trial court, which may have been contrary to the law or factually incorrect. In many circumstances, a party dissatisfied with a trial court’s judgment has an absolute right to take an appeal, seeking review of that judgment before the state’s appellate court.

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