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Dedicated Chicago Family Law Attorney Helps to Resolve Tough Issues

Reliable firm assists with matrimonial and parenting challenges

At Mark Battaglia P.C. in Chicago, I provide knowledgeable advice and diligent advocacy to Illinois family law clients. Since 2000, I have been dedicated to helping the people I represent throughout Cook, DuPage, Will and Kankakee counties avoid undue stress and expense whenever possible. In divorce cases, adoptions, custody disputes and other matters, I take pride in delivering results that enable spouses, parents and children to overcome difficult times and achieve their long-term goals.

Illinois divorce lawyer pursues successful results for spouses and children

Even the most amicable divorce is difficult enough without adding unnecessary time and expense to the process. I am committed to finding workable solutions for divorcing spouses so that they can maintain control of their situation and move forward. However, when litigation is your best option, I deliver strong advocacy in court or any other forum. I will advise you on the relevant issues of your marriage dissolution, including:

  • Grounds — In Illinois, spouses can choose to dissolve their marriage on a no-fault basis by citing irreconcilable differences, or they can file for divorce based on traditional fault grounds such as adultery and abandonment. I will take a close look at your situation and recommend which option is better for you.
  • Property division — Illinois is an equitable distribution state, so when divorcing couples cannot agree how to divide marital assets, a judge makes that decision. By highlighting factors such as the parties’ ages, health and financial resources, I can make a thorough case for an appropriate result.
  • Child custody — If you have minor children, establishing supportive custody arrangements should be your top priority. My firm’s ability to provide personal attention to each matter gives clients the chance to present an authoritative account of what is in their child’s best interests.
  • Alimony — When one party lacks the ability to support themselves after their marriage ends, their former partner might be ordered to make payments to them. Often, spousal support is awarded after a court reviews factors such as the length of the union and contributions to the household. I understand how to make the strongest possible argument whether you are seeking alimony or will need to pay it.

In every case, I give clients thorough, compassionate advice, starting with a free initial consultation.

Knowledgeable counselor represents clients during the adoption process

Growing your family through adoption is a commitment that yields extraordinary rewards, for both you and the child you adopt, but the process can be fraught with complications. Parenting is a lifelong responsibility, so the adoption process is detailed to ensure that prospective parents are up to the task. No matter what type of adoption you seek, my firm can outline the necessary steps, prepare the required documentation and guide you through the parental fitness verification procedures.

Experienced advocate handles all types of child support actions

Every child is entitled to financial support from both parents. When those parents live apart, Illinois bases child support rates largely on the income earned by the noncustodial parent and the number of children in the family. However, other factors might be involved, such as situations where income should be imputed to a parent who chooses not to work in order to reduce his or her child support obligation. I represent clients in disputes over proper child support levels as well as actions relating to the modification or enforcement of previous orders.

Contact an accomplished Chicago-area family lawyer for a free initial consultation

Mark Battaglia P.C. represents Illinois clients in a full range of family law matters, including divorce litigation and custody disputes. Please call 708-330-4074 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Chicago office.