Joliet Divorce & Family Law Lawyer, Illinois


Erin Webster O'Brien Lawyer

Erin Webster O'Brien

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Mediation, Prenuptial Agreements
Will County Divorce Attorney | Joliet Divorce Attorney | Grundy County Lawyer | Bolingbrook Illinois

Erin Webster O'Brien, P.C. was licensed as an attorney with the Supreme Court of Illinois in November, 2004 and the United States District Court for t... (more)

Cosmo  Tedone Lawyer

Cosmo Tedone

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, DUI-DWI

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior asso... (more)

Joel Patrick Brown Lawyer

Joel Patrick Brown

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Traffic

Joel Patrick Brown was admitted to the practice of law in 2008. In 2009 Joel formed his own law firm and mainly practiced in the areas of criminal law... (more)

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815-472-8580

Masah  Samforay Esq. Lawyer

Masah Samforay Esq.

Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Adoption, Guardianships & Conservatorships

With over a decade spent protecting Chicagoland families’ interests, Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. ... (more)

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Jerry A. Fogelman Lawyer

Jerry A. Fogelman

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Divorce & Family Law

Jerry Fogelman has been practicing law for over thirty years. He has been counsel in numerous contested hearings and trials, and even had a successful... (more)

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800-873-9950

Brian  Reidy Lawyer

Brian Reidy

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements
Divorce with Dignity

Mr. Reidy was an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Reidy successfully upheld convictions of mu... (more)

Sarah  Nolan Lawyer

Sarah Nolan

Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Adoption

Sarah A. Nolan practices out of the firm's Orland Park office, where she practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Family Law, Estate Plannin... (more)

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708-226-9904

Jody Ann Weis Lawyer

Jody Ann Weis

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Divorce & Family Law

Ms. Weis began her legal career in the 22nd Judicial Circuit, as an intern at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. Ms. Weis has served in... (more)

Kevin  Williams Lawyer

Kevin Williams

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Administration, Guardianships & Conservatorships

I am a Kane and DuPage County probate and guardianship attorney. Currently, I serve five counties in the Chicagoland area, namely, Kane, DuPage, Kend... (more)

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(630) 898-4789

Natalie  Stec Lawyer

Natalie Stec

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Estate, Accident & Injury

Natalie M. Stec, born and raised in Illinois, earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During her undergrad... (more)

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800-753-2740

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LEGAL TERMS

ADULTERY

Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are ra... (more...)
Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are rarely prosecuted for it. In states that have retained fault grounds for divorce, adultery is always sufficient grounds for a divorce. In addition, some states alter the distribution of property between divorcing spouses in cases of adultery, giving less to the 'cheating' spouse.

NO-FAULT DIVORCE

Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along... (more...)
Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Until no-fault divorce arrived in the 1970s, the only way a person could get a divorce was to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the marriage not working. No-fault divorces are usually granted for reasons such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Also, some states allow incurable insanity as a basis for a no-fault divorce. Compare fault divorce.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family hea... (more...)
A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family health needs or personal illness. The employer must allow the employee to return to the same position or a position similar to that held before taking the leave. There are exceptions to the FMLA: the most notable is that only employers with 50 or more employees are covered--about half the workforce.

ZONING

The laws dividing cities into different areas according to use, from single-family residences to industrial plants. Zoning ordinances control the size, location... (more...)
The laws dividing cities into different areas according to use, from single-family residences to industrial plants. Zoning ordinances control the size, location, and use of buildings within these different areas.

CLOSE CORPORATION

A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporation... (more...)
A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporations to function more informally than regular corporations. For example, shareholders can make decisions without holding meetings of the board of directors, and can fill vacancies on the board without a vote of the shareholders.

ABANDONMENT (OF A CHILD)

A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the ch... (more...)
A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the child abandoned by that parent and order that person's parental rights terminated. Abandonment also describes situations in which a child is physically abandoned -- for example, left on a doorstep, delivered to a hospital or put in a trash can. Physically abandoned children are usually placed in orphanages and made available for adoption.

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.

DEPENDENTS BENEFITS

A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disabi... (more...)
A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disability benefits under the program's rigorous qualification guidelines.

DEFAULT DIVORCE

See uncontested divorce.