Family & Matrimonial Law
McNamara Phelan McSteen is located in Joliet, IL. Our firm has two attorneys, John S. Rossi, and Ray McSteen who are dedicated to the practice of family law, which includes matters involving:
- Child custody disputes
- Child support
- Child visitation rights
- Orders of protection
- Paternity disputes
- Divorce law, including financial matters and children
- Post-divorce enforcement of settlement agreements.
- Separation Agreements
- Civil Partnerships
- Pre-nuptial contracts
- Child contact & residence
- Domestic Violence
McNamara Phelan McSteen have settled Family & Matrimonial law cases in Will County, Cook County, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee including but not limited to: Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Channahon, Chicago, Coal City, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Elwood, Frankfort, Glen Ellyn, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Minooka, Morris, Naperville, New Lenox, Oakbrook, Orland Park, Plainfield, Romeoville, Shorewood, Tinley Park, Villa Park, and Wheaton, IL.
Family & Matrimonial Law News
There are a number of things that you should accomplish before you begin divorce proceedings. First, make sure that you have secured all of your personal property such as jewelry, photo albums, family heirlooms, children’s keepsakes, etc. Personal property is...read more
Effective July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois is completely revamping the way child support is calculated by adopting the "income shares" approach to child support. Prior to July 1, Illinois only looked to the child support payor’s income and did not directly consider...read more
Under the new child support statute, (effective July 1, 2017), some of the usual deductions to be made from gross income to determine one’s net income for purposes of child support calculation, are no longer allowed. Currently, a child support payor can not only...read more
A common question that attorneys in the family law division encounter is: “My spouse is the primary earner or controls the finances; how am I going to afford to keep paying you as my attorney?” Fortunately, there are a few options available. The law provides that...read more
On July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois will join a majority of states that calculate child support based on both parents' income (among other factors), instead of just the noncustodial parent’s net income. However, the new statute explicitly states that the new law...read more
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