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 & matrimonial 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
The Illinois legislature has amended the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, effective June 1, 2018. Specifically, the Act’s maintenance (or alimony) provisions have been modified. The maintenance provisions are now applicable to marriages in which the...read more
Beginning in 2019, maintenance payments will no longer be tax deductible. Pursuant to the newly passed federal tax bill, maintenance payments, which were for decades tax deductible by the payor and charged as income to the payee, will no longer be deductible as of...read more
Recently, the Will County Circuit Court has been relying on Guardians at Litem to assist in investigating and making recommendations in order to resolve disputes between parents centered on the issues of parenting time, the determination as to who will make major...read more
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
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