Caring and Responsive Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Contact Us TODAY for an Initial Consultation.
At Pinzur, Cohen & Kerr, Ltd., we know that your family law issue is the most important thing in the world to you right now. Our attorneys include Lake and Cook County Family Law and alimony lawyers, Illinois divorce lawyers, and child support and custody lawyers. We have the education and experience to help you deal with any Family Law issue you are experiencing.
Matrimonial issues can be dealt with in many ways:
- pre-nuptial or pre-marital agreements
- separation agreements
- We handle all aspects of matrimonial matters including:
- child custody
- child support
- equitable distribution
All of our cases are extremely well prepared, and, if necessary, are vigorously litigated on behalf of our clients and their families.
Child custody and visitation issues are often the most disputed matters in any divorce proceeding. Many emotions are involved, but through it all it is most important to remember what is in the best interests of the children. After the divorce is finalized, a modification of the custody agreement or the visitation schedule may be necessary. Interstate visitation issues may arise due to the large number of people that may, live in Illinois but work in or visit another state.
Grandparents’ rights are also important in custody cases, and often overlooked. At times, grandparents are seeking to maintain custody even if the parents are fit to take their children. Grandparents are very limited in their rights unless they have been given guardianship or other rights by the courts, or awarded custody at some time.
The issues surrounding child support usually go right along with custody disputes. The child support due to the children can sometimes depend on the amount of time the child spends with that parent, but not always. We help our clients in the determination of child support. We also assist clients and their families with non-support issues such as:
- tax refund intercepts
- unpaid support
- nonpaying parents
We will help you navigate the red tape set up by the state in these important but often confusing and frustrating areas. We know that these things are hard enough without the worry that you are not doing the paperwork correctly.If financial or other circumstances change, we can assist in applying to the court for modification of the child support agreement.
We offer a full range of professional legal services related to divorce and marital dissolution, including:
- Modifications of divorce decrees
- Orders of protection
- Child orders of protection
- Adult abuse
- Division of property, including complex financial and business valuation issues
- Custody agreements
- Awards of child support
- Awards of maintenance (alimony)
- Attorneys’ fees
- Marital torts (domestic assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death)
- distribution of property
- child support
- spousal support (also known as alimony or maintenance
- domestic violence
- harm caused by one of the spouses to the other.
Please let us know when you or someone you care about needs an understanding, experienced, and professional Family Law attorney. We know what it is like to be in those circumstances, and we can help you start to turn things around for you and for your family.