Divorce and Family Law Lawyer in Geneva, IL
Kane County Family Law Attorney
OSH Law handles all types of divorce matters throughout Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, and DeKalb County.
Otto Hurtado is a skilled family law attorney who has years of experience. He is prepared to represent Illinois individuals and families in any family law matters that may arise.
Our divorce practice areas include but are not limited to the following:
- Child Support: under Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/505), child support involves specific guidelines that help to determine an amount based on the number of children and the parents’ income;
- Child Custody: the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) governs child custody in our state. Illinois courts take into account many different factors when deciding matters such as sole or joint custody, but the primary focus is the best interests of the child. An experienced divorce lawyer can discuss your options when it comes to child custody;
- Complex Custody Cases: some custody cases are relatively straightforward, while others involve extremely complex matters. You should always discuss your child custody case with a family lawyer;
- Division of Marital Assets and Property: under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/), property division in our state is done so as to be equitable. In other words, Illinois is an “equitable division” state, which means that marital assets will be divided based on what is equitable as opposed to merely dividing property equally;
- High Net Worth Divorce: high-asset divorces come with a number of complications, and a divorce lawyer can help to navigate these complex matters;
- Alimony / Maintenance: Illinois recently instituted new guidelines for spousal maintenance, which streamline the amount of support based on the spouses’ incomes and the length of the marriage;
- Preservation of Assets in Divorce: Illinois requires that marital property be subject to equitable division. In many cases, spouses have maintained separate property that they want to preserve. An experienced divorce lawyer can help; and
- Taxes Issues in Divorce: complex tax matters arise in many divorces, and particularly in high net worth cases. An experienced family lawyer can assist you in all tax issues related to your divorce.
In Illinois, family law includes numerous cases beyond divorce proceedings. Indeed, family law encompasses nearly every issue that involves a legal matter involving the family.
At OSH Law, we have experience assisting clients in many different aspects of family law, including but not limited to the following:
- Adoption: adoption allows an adult to become the legal parent of a minor child and in some cases of an adult, with all of the parental rights afforded to biological parents. In our state, adoption is governed by the Illinois Adoption Act (750 ILCS 50/);
- Parentage and Visitation: determining parental rights and visitation rights can be a complicated matter in family law cases. An experienced family attorney can help;
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: these agreements can help couples of any income level to negotiate the rights and responsibilities each has during the marriage. Some issues, including child support, are non-negotiable. The Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (750 ILCS 10/) governs prenuptial agreements;
- Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection: the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/) allows victims of domestic violence to seek orders of protection from their abusers, as well as other remedies;
- Mediation: mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution that can be extremely beneficial in divorce cases; and
- Guardian Ad Litem: in divorce cases, custody cases, and other situations, a guardian ad litem (GAL) helps to determine the best interests of the child. Mr. Hurtado is an experienced GAL and can help with your case today.
Contact a Kane County Family Law Attorney
If you require representation in a family law matter, contact an experienced Kane County family lawyer at OSH Law today to learn more about how we can assist with your case. We assist client throughout Kane County and other nearby areas. Contact us today at 331-248-8190.