Practice Areas

Child’s Representative/Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

When divorcing parents are unable to agree on child custody and visitation issues, the court will appoint an attorney to represent the interests of the children. The court may appoint a child’s representative or Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). Kristie C. Fingerhut, a Libertyville Child Representative Attorney, has experience as both a child representative and a...

Divorce & Family Law Mediation

Families in distress due to divorce or other disputes do not always realize the great benefits that they can reap by turning to Divorce and Family Law mediation instead of waging a court fight. This cost-effective method for solving legal problems is faster and causes less harm to family emotions than does going into the...

Divorce (Pre- and Post Decree) Litigation

Even if you are absolutely certain that divorce or dissolution of your civil union is the answer for you and your spouse or partner, and there are no second thoughts by either party, the process of divorce or dissolution is stressful. Important decisions need to be made and issues that need to be resolved at...

Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection

If you are the victim of domestic violence and have been physically or emotionally abused, harassed, threatened or intimidated by a family member or former partner or housemate, Illinois law provides a way for you to obtain an order of protection. If you have been the focus of a stalker, you also may need a...

Paternity/Parentage

Both parents of minor children have a right and responsibility to be involved in their children’s lives. Biological parents may have issues resulting in divorce, or going their separate ways if they were never married, but they still have rights to child custody, support and visitation. Having the father identified as such on the child’s...

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