Our family law attorneys provide compassionate and experienced representation for divorces, adoptions, and other family-related legal matters in Northern Illinois.
When facing a family-related legal issue, your choice of legal representation matters. You need an attorney who not only understands the legalities of your situation, but who also knows how to address them in a way that minimizes any unnecessary hostility and uncertainty. Particularly when children are involved, an amicable solution will often be the best solution for all interested parties. Our attorneys understand this, and in family law matters we focus on pursuing favorable, constructive resolutions that help our clients get past their legal issues quickly and cost-effectively so that they can move forward with their lives.
Protecting Your Rights in Your Divorce
A significant portion of our firm’s family law practice involves representing individual spouses during the divorce process. Divorce is just that – a process – and it is important that you approach your divorce with the right frame of mind. During your initial consultation, we will help you begin thinking about the key decisions you will need to make as the process progresses. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in both simple and complex, high-net-worth divorces, and we are equally-equipped to represent clients in negotiations, mediation, collaborative divorces, and divorce-related litigation.
Other Family Law Services
Our experienced family law attorneys represent clients in a wide range of other legal matters as well. If you are seeking legal representation for an adoption, child custody or support matter, or a dispute involving paternity, we encourage you to contact us for a confidential consultation.
- Adoptions – If you are considering an adoption, it is important to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side. Pursing an adoption can be a challenge; and, with the emotional investment adopting entails, you want to make sure you put yourself in the best position possible to avoid any potential roadblocks along the way. We assist clients with private, agency, foster care, and other types of adoptions throughout Northern Illinois.
- Child Custody and Support – We provide experienced representation for child custody and child support matters as well. Whether you need to establish custody or support rights, enforce a former spouse’s or partner’s obligations, or modify an existing custody or support award, we can help you every step of the way.
- Paternity – If you need to prove or contest paternity in Northern Illinois, we can help. Establishing paternity is the first step toward obtaining custody, visitation, and support rights, and we can assist you in seeking to protect your children’s best interests.
Speak with an Experienced Family Law Attorney at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP
If you would like to speak with a family law attorney at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP, please contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation at our offices in Rockford, Illinois. You can call our offices at (815) 962-6611 or send us a message online and we will make arrangements for you to meet with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.