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
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
Maintenance, sometimes referred to as alimony, is an individual’s right to claim support from their spouse. It is a gender-neutral right, and is primarily dependent upon the difference between the respective spouse’s incomes. Maintenance payments are typically tax...read more
A new law takes effect July 1, 2017, which will substantially modify the manner in which child support is calculated by judges in the State of Illinois. As of this writing, the State of Illinois has still not published a worksheet to be used to calculate a parent’s...read more
Recent census information shows that there are approximately four million divorced parents in this country. Many of these couples will have to address issues related to their children and the holidays. If this describes you, remember to keep your focus on the...read more
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