Illinois Family Lawyer Providing Diligent, Effective Representation

Full-service Waukegan family law firm helping and protecting you through the process

Divorce often is an emotional event for the parties and their children. Through our extensive experience handling divorces and related cases, we at STAVINS & ASSOCIATES have recognized how important it is to appreciate your individual concerns. We strive to both help and protect you during this difficult process and beyond. We understand that you will need both an experienced counselor and a sympathetic listener. The professionals on our staff are empathetic and sophisticated practitioners. They will approach your divorce situation from a legal point of view while connecting with your emotional needs.

STAVINS & ASSOCIATES understands that much of the fear and anxiety involved in the legal system is the result of dealing with the unknown, particularly in the area of family law. We help you to respond effectively to emotionally-charged issues by carefully listening to your concerns and developing an articulated plan to serve your best interests and those of your minor children. We provide legal services in all areas of family law:

  • Maintenance
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Post decree matters
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence

Maintenance

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and parenting time

STAVINS & ASSOCIATES protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support

We can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce

Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Mediation

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

STAVINS & ASSOCIATES expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a family law attorney in Waukegan dedicated to you

For your free initial consultation, available in Spanish, call STAVINS & ASSOCIATES at 847-263-4300 or contact us online.