Illinois Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Other Offices: Schaumburg, IL Wheaton, IL
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Law Firm OverviewAnderson and Associates, P.C. is based in Schaumburg, Illinois and provides a broad range of legal services to clients throughout the Chicagoland area including Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.
Founded in 1983, the firm has been advising, representing, and advocating for clients in legal issues affecting families and individuals. The knowledgeable legal team has decades of combined experience and includes a Polish-speaking attorney.
Anderson and Associates, P.C. offers advice and explains legal options to clients while working to secure the best possible results with strategies designed to protect their rights and interests.
Languages: English, Polish
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Uncontested Divorce; Division of Marital Property; Business Valuation; Spousal Maintenance; Move Away Situations; Grandparents' Rights & Visitation; Parentage; Guardianships; Contested Adoptions; Guardianships; Restraining Orders/Orders of Protection; Representation of Unmarried Couples; Marriage and Divorce Planning; Premarital Agreements; Postnuptial Litigation; Cohabitation Agreements; Post Decree Enforcement of Judgments; Postnuptial Agreements; Post Decree Modification; Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Creditor Negotiations; Estate Administration.
Areas of Law Description
Anderson & Associates, P.C. provides legal advice on matters related to family law, which includes:
Our firm handles a wide range of domestic matters involving all aspects of family law. We have recently added an attorney who focuses a large part of her law practice on adoptions. With the benefit of her experience and dedication to the legal aspects of adoption, our clients are assured of adept handling of all aspect of an adoption.
- Alimony / Spousal Maintenance
Determining who will or will not receive alimony (also called spousal maintenance) is a complex decision that is not determined by state statutes, like child support. Alimony decisions are made at the discretion of the family court judge, after considering a number of factors presented by each client's attorney.
Our bankruptcy lawyers can explain your options and represent you in legal proceedings if you are facing foreclosure or want to prevent foreclosure. We can help with procedural review, foreclosure appeals, private investor solutions, real estate sales and closing assistance, post sale representation, and buy-back negotiations.
- Child Custody
Child custody and visitation are the most commonly disputed issues in divorce negotiations because of the emotional and financial effects. The guiding principle in all child custody matters is "the best interest of the child," but often parents do not agree on what is really in the child's best interest.
- Child Visitation
Visitation (or parenting time) agreements formally establish a schedule for children to spend time with parents and grandparents. A thorough agreement will be more effective in minimizing conflicts between parents while ensuring a child maintains a positive relationship with both parents (and extended family).
Our divorce attorneys provide sound legal advice and aggressive divorce litigation during challenging times. Anderson & Associates attends to all matters associated with legal separation and marital dissolution in Illinois. Anderson & Associates, P.C. is a full-service family law firm representing husbands and wives going through the challenging process of divorce.
- Estate Planning
It is important that you and your family analyze your estate planning needs. Important questions - questions that many of us would prefer to avoid - need to be answered to ensure the welfare of your loved ones. Simply making others aware of your wishes is not enough.
- Foreclosure & Creditor Negotiations
Sometimes foreclosure cannot be avoided and the best way forward is to minimize liability. Our years of experience in family law, estate planning and bankruptcy translate into efficient, sensible advocacy on behalf of individuals and couples who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
- Parentage / Paternity
Establishing paternity, known as parentage under Illinois law, is a crucial first step in ensuring that a child receives financial support and a father's rights and role in his child's life are protected. We help mothers with paternity lawsuits to get testing to resolve paternity disputes.
- Premarital Agreements
In Illinois, two people who are contemplating marriage can enter into a written agreement that controls how certain financial matters will be handled during the marriage or in the event of a divorce and death of a spouse. Such an agreement may be called a "premarital agreement" or a "prenuptial agreement."
- Prenuptial/Postnuptial Litigation
Our attorneys years' of experience in family law enable us to evaluate the validity of a prenup or post-nup, advise you of your rights, and work to preserve as many assets as you are entitled to when you are divorcing or separating. When you choose our firm, you can count on a tradition of representing people in a wide range of issues pertaining to families: divorce, estate planning, adoption, guardianships, bankruptcy and real estate matters.
- Illinois Bar Association
- DuPage Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
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Addresses valuation methods and issues for personal property, investments, real estate, retirement benefits and closely held businesses. The discussion of retirement benefits includes a review of the case law relating to the classification of the marital and non-marital portion of the benefits. The discussion of closely held businesses includes a review of the case law relating to personal and enterprise goodwill.Read Article
Addresses the investigation stage of asset valuation in matrimonial litigation. To properly classify and value the parties’ assets, relevant information and materials must be obtained and analyzed. A combination of formal discovery and independent investigations is advocated.Read Article
Identifies and explains significant asset valuation issues that arise in matrimonial litigation. The focus is on valuation issues relating to division of assets between the spouses which is governed by Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”). 750 ILCS 5/503.Read Article