Nothing is more important to parents than their children. If you are involved in a divorce, civil union dissolution or other legal matter that may affect your custody or visitation rights, it is critical that you retain a skilled and highly knowledgeable family law attorney.
At Jill M. Metz & Associates, we devote a significant portion of our legal practice to family law matters, including divorce for a marriage or civil union, property division and custody cases. We also assist clients with custody modifications after the initial divorce or custody decree was entered. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been protecting the custody and visitation rights of parents. Please speak with us today if you need help resolving child custody or visitation-related issues and are in the Edgewater, Lakeview, Andersonville, Uptown neighborhoods or the Greater Chicago area in Cook County.
Illinois Child Visitation Attorneys
Our attorneys are well-known in the community for a solution-oriented approach to legal issues. While we place a high value on communication, including mediation and other alternative dispute resolution measures, we also understand that some disputes will require the intervention of a judge. To fully protect the rights of our clients, we prepare meticulously for the possibility of trial in each case. When disputes may not be effectively resolved without litigation, we have the trial experience to provide the strong advocacy our clients require in the courtroom.
Our Chicago lawyers handle custody and visitation disputes that may arise in a variety of ways, including:
- Divorce for a marriage
- Divorce for a civil union
- End of a same-sex relationships with no civil union or marriage
- Parental relocation matters
- Visitation disputes
- Modification of custody and visitation orders
Let us put our experience to work for you. We are prepared to protect your parental rights.
Custody and Visitation for Same-Sex Couples
Same-sex parents have the same rights as opposite-sex parents when it comes to custody and visitation in Illinois. It is important, however, to ensure you have established yourself as a child's legal parent before you attempt to assert those rights. Our firm can assist with establishing the legal parent-child relationship, as well as help negotiate custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your child. Our goal is to help our clients maintain loving and positive relationships among parents and their children following a divorce or separation.
Contact Jill M. Metz & Associates
To schedule a consultation with one of our Chicago child custody attorneys, call 773-878-4480 or contact us by e-mail.
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