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Family Law Lawyers – Serving Gurnee & Lake County, Illinois

When it comes to areas of the law that are sensitive in nature and often fraught with high emotion, it is hard to beat family law. Because family tends to be an important part of our lives, any issue that affects them (or our relationship with them) can be quite stressful and overwhelming. This is one of the reasons why it is absolutely essential that you reach out to a skilled family law attorney if you find yourself with a legal issue in Illinois.

What is family law?

As the name implies, family law is the area of the legal system that deals with legal issues pertaining to familial relationships and family members. This can be a deceptively large list of issues, however, that might not come to mind when you think of the term “family law”. This includes, among other issues, things related to:

  • Marriage
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Abortion

As you can see, while there are certainly issues that you would expect to see when thinking about family law above, there are also some issues that might have surprised you. The extent to which attorneys interact with legal issues pertaining to issues in the above list depends upon the specific case in question.

With all of that said, there are some legal conflicts that are more commonly experienced than others. Let’s take a look at some of the more general issues you might encounter and talk about why investing in an experienced attorney is often the best option.


Divorce can be an incredibly draining experience. It is often something that individuals are conflicted, as well as in conflict, about. That means that the many details that must be carefully addressed when filing for divorce and actually moving through the divorce process can fall by the wayside in favor of healing emotional wounds. If you are attempting to handle your divorce on your own, that simply isn’t an option. Missing even a single detail could lead to a negative outcome on your case. Instead, you might consider reaching out to a family law attorney in Illinois. Skilled attorneys understand the ins and outs of family law as well as the kinds of emotions you might be experiencing. They will work with you to ensure that your rights are upheld even when you’re unable to oversee the details personally.

Child Support and Child Custody

Coming up with a child custody and parenting time agreement can be a difficult process full of conflict. That’s one of the reasons why having an attorney on your side is so important. An attorney can help ensure that you receive the amount of parenting time you were hoping to receive while also ensuring that you are fairly represented in court. This can be a complex and difficult process even with an attorney, let alone without one. Additionally, you might consider just how much money you need to receive in child support, or how much money you can reasonably afford to pay in child support, before the trial begins. The best way to ensure that this figure is similar to what is actually ordered in court is to have a lawyer fighting for your rights.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a particularly serious issue that can negatively impact the lives of everyone involved. It is also one of the more difficult legal issues to face in court, which is one reason why you should have a skilled attorney on your side. Whether you are looking for help ensuring that you are kept as safe as possible from your abuser or are defending against accusations of domestic violence, the best option is to hire a lawyer who understands domestic violence law in Illinois. Failing to do so could lead to the court making decisions that are difficult to overturn later. It is easier to prevent these issues than it is to fix them, in other words, and so ensuring that you have legal representation willing to fight for your best interests and your rights in court is always a good thing.

Are you in the midst of difficult family conflict? If so, then you might need to reach out to an attorney who can help. At Nutshing and Cavanaugh, we understand how overwhelming everything might seem. That’s why we’re happy to offer our clients expert care and legal representation. We’ll fight for your rights and do everything we can to ensure that they are upheld in court. For more information about how our legal team can help you, reach out to us today for a free initial consultation!

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Nutschnig & Cavanaugh, 4017 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, Illinois 60031