FAMILY LAW LAWYER
Chicago Family Law Lawyer
Compassionate Legal Representation in Chicago, IL, Family Court
Benefits of Legal Representation in the Family Court System
Family Court Cases Handled by Johnson O’Keefe
Ending a marriage is never easy, and Johnson O’Keefe can provide the comprehensive and compassionate representation you need to address the various unique aspects of your dissolution proceedings. In addition, reliable legal counsel ensures you meet all applicable deadlines and have the best chance of reaching a favorable conclusion to your case.
Child custody. Resolving custody disputes between divorcing parents typically unfolds through dissolution proceedings, but unmarried parents may also need to legally resolve custody. Again, the Chicago family court must rule in favor of the child’s best interests, and Johnson O’Keefe can help a parent make a compelling case for custody.
Property division and spousal support. One of the most contentious aspects of a divorce is the financial effects on the spouses. Johnson O’Keefe can assist a client in addressing the division of property under Illinois’ equitable distribution law and assess whether spousal support should come into play in your divorce.
If you have a standing family court order, but you can no longer abide by its terms due to forces beyond your control, the modification process allows for reasonable changes in these situations. Johnson O’Keefe can help you craft a petition for modification or prepare a response to another party’s modification petition.
Divorce mediation. You do not need to resolve your divorce entirely through litigation as long as you and your spouse are both willing to negotiate. Johnson O’Keefe specializes in divorce mediation in Chicago, helping clients reach more favorable outcomes in their divorces and making the dissolution process easier and more efficient.
Estate planning. Any family court case’s outcome can influence any estate plans you have in place. Whether you need to craft a new estate plan or need to adjust an existing one following a divorce or other major life event, we can help.
Domestic violence. Unfortunately, thousands of people in Illinois experience domestic violence of all kinds every day. We have helped many past clients secure protective orders in response to the domestic abuse they have experienced. We can also assist clients in navigating the complex family court proceedings that often follow domestic violence incidents in Chicago.
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Myles helped me draft a prenuptial agreement, and he was a trusted and helpful advisor during a very delicate legal negotiation process with my now-husband!
Genet and Shannon were amazing, communicative, supportive and great to work with. Highly recommend.
Excellent legal service provided in a professional and timely manner. All my questions answered and very friendly staff. Cost for service very reasonable. Highly recommended to you by me! Give her a call.
Myles and Genet Johnson truly helped to make a stressful situation positive, understandable and manageable. They’re professional and supportive team work was beyond efficient and they got the job done in the least amount of time and with the least stress possible. They’re an amazing team to help with family needs and are always available…
Myles Johnson is an excellent divorce attorney – the Best of the Best! I HIGHLY recommend him and his legal team of paralegals and staff because I had a great experience with them. Myles is smart and savvy and fully committed to his clients as an attorney and mediator. He represented me in my divorce…
I called Johnson Law Group extremely frustrated and stressed with the process of my custody case. From the consultation to every conversation after, Elizabeth went out of her way to make sure that i was comfortable with all the matters and decisions. My goals and the safety of my children were always the priority to…
Genet and Myles Johnson were two of the most helpful attorneys for us! Not only were they professional, articulate, kind, and knowledgeable but they were also on top of everything. They handled all of the scary details for us during a custody dispute so we didn’t need to worry about anything during this time. I…
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