Compassionate Counsel for Divorce and Family Law Matters in Illinois
Diligent Illinois attorney helping clients reach favorable solutions to child custody and related matters
Going through a divorce can be difficult — it’s important to have an attorney on your side whom you can trust. Located in Champaign, Illinois, Kate Murray Law provides reliable and dependable counsel for clients facing divorce and other family law issues throughout Central Illinois. Offering personalized service to each client, our firm strives to reach the best possible outcome for you and your children in your matrimonial or family law matter.
Experienced advocate advocates for fair property division and custody arrangements in divorce proceedings
If you’ve decided to end your marriage, it’s important to ensure that your legal, financial and property rights are protected. Our firm’s attorney represents clients who are pursuing uncontested divorces and traditional divorces, advocating for them in matters such as:
- Property distribution — Illinois follows the rule of equitable division of property, which involves splitting the property fairly between both spouses, but not necessarily equally. Who gets what is determined by a number of factors surrounding the marriage, such as the length of the marriage and how much each spouse contributed financially.
- Spousal maintenance/alimony — Alimony (also known as spousal maintenance) is monetary support paid by the higher-earning spouse to the lower-earning spouse, which allows them an opportunity to gain financial independence.
- Child custody and parenting time — Child custody in Illinois concerns the legal duties each parent has regarding their children. Either both parents will have joint residential and legal custody of their children, or one parent will have sole custody and the other will be granted parenting time. These decisions are made by the court based on the best interests of the child.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our attorney will work closely with you to ensure that you understand every step of the process and your legal rights are protected.
Dedicated advocate offers representation for child support issues
Both parents have an obligation to financially support their children, whether or not the parties were married. Child support in Illinois is based on a statutory formula that considers the parties’ income and the number of children. Our firm provides counsel to clients regarding child support matters and helps them navigate the process in order to potentially reach a fair agreement that meets the financial needs of the children.
Providing clients with alternatives to litigation through mediation
Mediation is a widely used alternative to litigation that involves a divorcing couple sitting down with a neutral third party in order to reach important agreements. It can be an effective tool to amicably resolve any number of family law and divorce issues, including property distribution, child support, custody and alimony.
Contact a knowledgeable Illinois divorce and family law attorney for a free consultation
Kate Murray Law represents clients who are going through divorce or dealing with other family law issues in Champaign-Urbana and throughout Central Illinois. Please call 217-903-5073 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Champaign office.