Kane County Divorce Attorneys
Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick & Associates is a family law firm located in Geneva, Illinois and serving clients throughout Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, and DuPage Counties.
Attorney Douglas B. Warlick has been practicing law for more than 35 years and has been trained to represent children as a guardian ad litem. He also has experience in corporate, real estate, and business litigation, which enhances his ability to handle even complex family law matters.
Mr. Warlick applies his trial experience, negotiating skills, and legal knowledge to zealously advocate on behalf of clients while working to protect their rights and best interests.
Year this Office was Established: 1981
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Guardian Ad Litem; Marital Debt; Domestic Partnership; Hidden Assets; High Asset Divorce; Complex Divorce; Uncontested Divorce; Contested Divorce; Maintenance & Alimony; Property Division; Business Valuation; Modification & Removal; Removal Parental Relocation.
Areas of Law Description
If you are getting divorced, our knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel provides quality representation in court or through negotiations. We can ensure that you obtain the appropriate resolution for your unique situation.
- Child Custody
Our law firm handles a wide variety of family law, with a dedication to serving the needs of children while protecting the rights and interests of the parents we represent.
When determining alimony levels, judges have a great deal of discretion and flexibility. Our lawyer has handled family law matters in the courts for more than 25 years. We are well acquainted with the local judges, and understand the approach that each judge takes when determining levels of alimony.
Mediation is a non-binding process whereby two parties “come to the table” in a spirit of resolution and compromise to avoid protracted legal disputes. Our lawyer has been a certified mediator for more than 10 years and helped many couples work out agreements in mediation or through court appointments.
- Collaborative Law
Collaborative law is a formal divorce settlement process that combines the best of mediation and negotiation. Our lawyer is currently known as the only attorney in Kane County who has received training in the growing practice of Collaborative Family Law.
- Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious and sensitive issue requiring the deft touch of a seasoned family law attorney. Our law firm has practiced in the area of domestic violence since the inception of the current domestic violence legislation.
If the father did not acknowledge parentage at birth, our law office can assist in obtaining a court order for DNA paternity testing to prove fatherhood and compel child support. We also ensure that our clients’ rights are protected regarding the custody, visitation and child support order.
- Juvenile Law
Our family law attorney represents children and parents in the juvenile law systems of Kane County and DuPage County, ensuring that the constitutional rights of our clients are protected and working toward resolutions that preserve families.
- Prenuptial Agreements
If you have questions about a prenuptial agreement or concerns about protecting your property, contact our offices. We provide skilled legal representation for all family law matters, including prenuptial agreements.
Whether you are seeking to adopt a child or fighting termination of your parental rights, you can count on knowledgeable legal advice and devoted personalized attention to your legal matter. Our law firm has an experienced family law attorney who serves a strong advocate for our clients.
Mr. Douglas B. Warlick
Founding and Principal Attorney
Adoption, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Kane County Bar Association
- DuPage County Bar Association
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