DuPage County, Illinois Family, Divorce and Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Law Firm OverviewMirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC is a multi-faceted law firm based in Wheaton, Illinois providing a range of legal services to clients throughout the surrounding areas of Illinois.
The firm’s primary areas of focus are in matters of family law, employment law, and criminal defense. Within these practice areas, the team of highly experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella is well equipped to handle even the most complex problems, such as matters of complex high-asset divorce and legal separation, and discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace. The firm’s attorneys are experts at negotiating settlements through mediation and arbitration, as well as providing aggressive representation in court. The firm also handles matters of general civil and business litigation.
If you are looking for an attorney to assist you with a variety of legal needs, look no further than the firm of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella. The firm’s attorneys understand the intricacies and complexities involved in such matters and have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve positive results. The firm is dedicated to providing clients with personalized attention and cost-effective service, and clients may rest assured that their case will never be treated as just another file number.
Year this Office was Established: 1951
Areas of Law
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Bus Accidents
- Business & Industry
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Collaborative Law
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Construction Law
Additional Areas of Law: High Net Worth Divorce; Post Divorce Modification; Property Distribution; Enforcement & Modifications; Construction Litigation; Debt Collection; Breach of Contract; Consumer Fraud; Scaffolding Accidents; Probate Litigation; Traffic Violations.
Areas of Law Description
Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC offers legal services on the following areas of practice:
Our skilled and experienced divorce attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick, & Mirabella, P.C., know the laws of divorce, or as it is legally called, “dissolution of marriage.” During our initial consultation with potential clients, we present them with comprehensive information about the divorce process. At that time, we will discuss any issues related to custody, support, visitation, and parenting time. We inform them about the additional information that we will need to proceed with divorce proceedings.
- High Net Worth Divorce
In Illinois, which is an equitable distribution state, marital property does not have to be divided equally but rather in a manner that is fair in consideration of the circumstances. High net worth estates typically involve complex financial circumstances. Dividing these estates in a divorce requires first properly valuing the estate and characterizing assets as marital or non-marital property. Our attorneys are skilled in both valuing and characterizing marital estates. When necessary, we work with experts that specialize in the areas of appraising and accounting to ensure our clients’ interests are protected.
- Post Divorce Modification
In order to get approval for modifications to existing custody or support arrangements from the family court, the petitioner must demonstrate significant changes in family dynamics or financial circumstances. Those changes must also be long-term changes. The court will consider the best interests of the child first and foremost in most cases involving child custody, visitation and support. Our attorneys can examine the circumstances of your modification and provide a realistic evaluation of the likelihood the modification will be approved.
Our experienced divorce attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, know that custody is a frequently contested issue during a divorce. Required mediation and evaluation proceedings in DuPage County allow our lawyers to identify critical issues for parents related to child custody and visitation. If custody and visitation problems are unresolved after mediation and evaluation, the matter will proceed to trial. At all times, we will advise clients about the process and educate them about their options.
Our divorce attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, understand the complexities of spousal support. Maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is support for one divorcing spouse from the other. It is not automatically granted, and will depend on whether the facts justify such an award.
The first step in any paternity case is determining paternity. This can be done either through DNA testing or through the voluntary acknowledgement of both parents. In cases of contested paternity, a court order may be necessary to compel DNA testing. Our attorneys are experienced in handling both contested and uncontested paternity cases. Once paternity is positively established, additional legal matters must be settled. These include many of the same issues spouses have to determine when getting a divorce.
- Child Support
The child support lawyers at our firm understand the child support laws of Illinois. These laws are based on a formula established by statute. Individuals can get an estimate of probable child support orders by linking to a child support calculator. However, it is best to consult with a knowledgeable Illinois child support lawyer to discuss child support.
- Property Distribution
The property division attorneys at our firm are well equipped to perform the marital property distribution analysis that is required in a divorce proceeding. One of our attorneys has an accounting background, and performs much of the investigative and analytical work at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC We will do the work necessary to ensure an equitable division of property.
- Collaborative Law
“Collaborative Family Law” is the shared belief by all participants that it is in the best interests of participants and their families in typical family law matters to voluntarily commit themselves to avoiding adversarial proceedings. This conflict resolution process, which does not rely on a court-imposed resolution, but relies on an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, integrity and professionalism, is geared toward the future well-being of the family. The goals are to maximize settlement options for the benefit of all participants, to increase the abilities of the participants to communicate in a post-divorce relationship, and to minimize, if not eliminate, the negative economic, social and emotional consequences of adversarial court proceedings to the participants and their families.
Joseph F. Mirabella is a certified mediator. He brings a wealth of experience, both personal and professional, to his mediation cases. Licensed to practice law in 1963 and concentrating his practice in the area of family law for more than 40 years, he is a highly qualified mediator. While a majority of Mr. Mirabella’s mediation cases are by court appointment, he also receives referrals from other family law practitioners and from pro se litigants choosing the mediation process. Joseph Mirabella’s proven success record in mediation cases makes him a logical choice for appointment or referral.
- Enforcement & Modifications
The attorneys at our firm, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, are aggressive about collecting child support. Once child support has been ordered, it is legally binding upon the spouse paying child support. Our attorneys use all of the legal avenues available to them to enforce child support orders for our clients. They employ techniques such as obtaining citations to discover assets, freezing bank accounts, seizing assets to pay the child support debt—all of which encourages the delinquent parent to pay child support.
- Sexual Harassment
Our attorneys are sensitive to the very real trauma caused by sexual harassment on the job. Sexual harassment can take many forms, but there are only two kinds under Illinois law. One is when a boss or someone in authority requests an unwanted sexual or other inappropriate relationship in return for on-the-job benefits, such as promotion or salary increase. The other kind of sexual harassment is the creation and the persistence of a hostile work environment.
- Employment Discrimination
The most common types of employment discrimination are gender discrimination and racial discrimination. Our attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, have handled other types of discrimination claims, such as age, religion, disability status, and national origin. There are many ways an employment discrimination case can be filed, and a number of applicable statutes, depending on exactly what happened to you.
- Civil Litigation
* Probate and Estate Litigation
Since 1951, our law firm, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, in Wheaton, Illinois, has provided legal advice and representation to clients with estate and probate administration needs. Our probate and estate litigation law firm represents individuals, estate administrators, and others with will and trust contests, protecting your interests at every step of the way.
* Personal Injury Litigation
Our personal injury lawyers assist individuals who have been injured and families of those who have been killed as the result of carelessness or negligence on the part of another person or business. We help people file claims for wrongful death or for injuries sustained in car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents and dangerous and unsafe premises. You deserve compensation for your serious injury, and our attorneys work hard to help you obtain it.
* Commercial Litigation
Our business litigation attorneys help small and large businesses and corporations resolve disputes that occur in the course of business operations. Some of the matters we have handled for our clients include: debt collection; bankruptcy; breach of contract; shareholder lawsuits; antitrust actions; consumer fraud allegations; RICO actions.
* Construction Accident Litigation
For over 50 years, the construction accident attorneys at our Wheaton, Illinois, law firm, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, have been representing clients with construction accident personal injury claims. If you have been injured in a fall, scaffolding accident, or other construction site accident, our personal injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
- Criminal Law
No matter what the charge, it is critically important to hire an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you. With your freedom and your future on the line, nothing could be more vital. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We offer clients high-quality legal representation in all criminal matters.
* Theft and Shoplifting
Depending on the value of the item(s) stolen, a charge for theft or shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Penalties for convictions in these cases can involve significant jail time. Additionally, theft and shoplifting are considered “crimes of moral turpitude,” which means an arrest or conviction in these cases can negatively affect the immigration status and naturalization process for defendants who are not U.S. citizens. Our attorneys are experienced in handling theft cases. We understand the stakes involved and aggressively defend our clients’ freedom and record.
* Drug Charges
Drug charges, particularly possession of marijuana, are some of the most common criminal charges in Illinois. Consequences for convictions on drug charges vary greatly depending on the type and quantity of drug involved. No matter what the charge, the attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC will thoroughly and vigorously defend you. In many cases, it is possible to successfully challenge the legality of the search that uncovered the drugs. Our attorneys are experienced in making Constitutional arguments, and we pursue every possibility to win a dismissal or an acquittal or negotiate a favorable plea agreement.
- DUI Defense
Being arrested and charged with a DUI is very frightening. DUI charges can threaten your driving privileges, your livelihood, your insurance premiums and your freedom. We take DUI charges very seriously and offer our clients zealous representation. Many people assume that it is impossible to fight a DUI charge, but that is a false assumption. We use many strategies to successfully defend clients against DUI charges.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our attorneys are skilled in handling expungement cases. We can determine if you are eligible for expungement and guide you through the process. If you are not eligible for expungement, we may be able to assist you in sealing your criminal record with an Order of Non-Disclosure. Similar to expungement, sealing a criminal record prevents it from appearing on consumer background checks but does not remove it from law enforcement records.
* Traffic Violations
Depending on the circumstances, traffic violations can have serious consequences. Some traffic offenses can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Even minor infractions such as speeding can result in loss of driving privileges. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we assist clients in dealing with all types of traffic offenses. We understand the seriousness of traffic cases, and offer clients professional representation in all matters.
Mr. George S. Frederick
Child Support, Discrimination, Divorce, Family Law, Sexual Harassment
Mr. John B. Kincaid
Commercial Litigation, Estate and Trust, Personal Injury, Probate
Ms. Lynn M. Mirabella
Alimony, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law
Mr. Joseph F. Mirabella Jr.
Divorce, Family Law, Litigation, Mediation
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association
- Illinois Bar Foundation
- Kane County Bar Association
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