Are you facing divorce? Child custody issues? Post-decree challenges? Other family law matters?
You need local, experienced and compassionate attorneys who will listen to you, who will explain things in a way that you can understand, and who will aggressively represent you and fight for your rights.
At Diamond & LeSueur, we understand that when a marriage is ending it is much more than a separation of 2 people. It is a separation of families and friends, finances, possessions, property, lifestyle, dreams for the future and more. With such important decisions to be made, it is crucial that you retain an attorney who listens to you and has a clear understanding of your needs and goals.
Need immediate help?
Our legal team can assist you with a wide range of family law cases, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Enforcement actions
- Post decree modifications
- Prenuptial agreements
- Juvenile cases – termination of parental rights, DCFS cases, parent’s rights
Overwhelmed? Intimidated? Scared? Confused? Depressed? Angry?
It is natural to experience these feelings. Family law issues are emotional in nature and sorting through these complex and critical issues can be painful as well as intricate. Your attorney is your ally, friend and legal advocate, and selecting the right lawyer will make a world of difference in the outcome of your divorce. That’s why it is important to select a divorce attorney with experience who also has empathy for what you’re going through.
We provide you with the guidance and support needed to resolve family law issues using our decades of family law experience. 2016 and 2017 both saw big changes in Illinois family law and our legal team is engaged in continuing education so that we are up to date on changes in the laws.
Are you looking for an attorney who speaks “legalese” and won’t listen to you?
Of course you aren’t looking for an attorney like that, but they do exist. Communication is an art. We take the time to really listen to what you have to say. We will ask you about your personal and financial goals and help you create a plan to achieve them, while protecting your rights and interests along the way. Clear communication is vital in family law and we pride ourselves in being able to explain your case, your options and the entire process in a way you can understand.
To help you more efficiently, we urge you to prepare yourself with documentation (records, notes, etc.) and a list of questions. There are helpful websites such as The Divorce Atlas that offer courses – some free of charge – where you can educate yourself on your rights and responsibilities and which can subsequently result in significant cost savings to you. A little research on your part can save you money.
If you are ready to take the next step, let us put our 40+ years of experience in family law to work for you!
Our philosophy for divorce and family law clients is to first address the needs of our clients. At the same time, we use common sense and practical techniques to minimize legal fees. Whenever possible, we encourage parties to cooperate and try to work out a settlement. Simply put, dissolution of marriage in many cases is similar to the dissolution of any other partnership. First, there needs to be a complete disclosure of all matters. Next, there needs to be a proposed settlement. A majority of the time in family law is spent in these negotiations by the attorneys. While litigation involves a dispute between parties, we encourage cooperation and communication between parties. With cooperation and communication we can get the results you want more quickly and with less expense.
However, sometimes, peaceful negotiation isn’t enough. When your case calls for aggressive representation of your rights, you need lawyers who will passionately defend your interests and who have intimate knowledge of the court system in McHenry and Lake Counties Our legal team includes family lawyers who are skilled in negotiation, Illinois divorce law, and trial law. From simple uncontested matters to complex cases that are headed to the courtroom, our attorneys are ready to serve you and get you the closure you are looking for.