Sports & Entertainment Family Law

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.

Property division in high-profile divorces

When athletes, entertainers, or celebrities are divorcing, they can encounter unique issues. Public personalities often have high net worth, including residential and other properties in different states and in more than one jurisdiction. In Illinois, marital property is divided through equitable distribution – fair but not necessarily equal – with the goal of maintaining the standard of living established during the marriage for both spouses.

High-profile, high-stakes child custody disputes

A family law court will always rule in what the court sees as the best interests of the child in determining child-related matters, such as parental responsibilities and parenting time (formerly known as child custody and visitation).

Importance of privacy in high-profile family law matters

Although celebrity and other high net worth divorces involve many of the same issues as other divorces, high-value assets and publicity can amplify contention. Privacy is particularly important for entertainers, athletes, and other high-profile figures who are dealing with family law issues. Our firm frequently represents sports figures, celebrities, and high net worth individuals in family law cases keeping our clients’ matters private and working with the utmost integrity and discretion. Every client we represent gets the same treatment: respect, high-quality care, and top-notch results.

Marital agreements for sports and entertainment celebrities

For high net worth, public personalities, it may be critical to have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. Both types of marital agreements can specify how property will be distributed and support will be paid in the event of a divorce. Entering into a prenup or post-nuptial agreement with your spouse can be particularly important when you own properties in different jurisdictions. Drafting a marital agreement for your unique needs requires a thorough understanding of tax laws and your specific goals.

Beermann LLP is an award-winning, long-established divorce and family law firm located in Chicago and Bannockburn. Whether we are involved in complex litigation, negotiated settlements, or appeals, our talented lawyers, are here to serve our clients. We are the family law firm that cares.