Practice Areas

Family Law

Family law issues are complex and complicated by emotions that are running high. You need a skilled attorney who is willing to help navigate the legal system but also capable of compassion and caring. At Biederstadt Law, we understand how challenging these issues can be and we offer a range of services to clients across [..]

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Divorce

Divorces are painful and the legal complexities vary from one couple to another. You deserve competent legal assistance whether you are a young mother or a very wealthy businessman. Each divorce has unique issues to be dealt with and both partners have their own individual concerns. One concern shared by every person going through this [..]

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Prenuptial Agreements

While it is common to discuss issues like having children, where to live and how to handle finances before getting married, in most cases, it’s better to have the decisions you make in writing. This is done through the use of a prenuptial agreement. The issues which can be laid out in prenups include: Defining [..]

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Parental Responsibilities

One of the most challenging, and often contentious, issues a couples may face when contemplating divorceing involves the children of the marriage. Both parents are concerned about their children; their well-being; and what’s best for them in the short and long-term. In all cases, it is best if an agreement can be reached between the [..]

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Alimony & Child Support

Payment of support after divorce is based on numerous factors. When discussing child support issues, the parents are typically each responsible for the financial well-being of the children. This includes costs associated with regular payments for their day-to-day care and may also include educational and medical costs. In general, support payments in Illinois will be [..]

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Adoption

Adopting a child is exciting. Under Illinois law, a family must be approved as a foster care home prior to being allowed to adopt an unrelated child. The process will involve numerous investigations and will involve fingerprinting, a criminal background check and interviews with family and friends. Whether you are going through an agency or [..]

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Asset Division

Unless a couple has a prenuptial agreement or developed a post nuptial agreement, most assets acquired during the marriage, except a direct inheritance or lawsuit judgment is subject to being divided during a divorce. This means all assets must be properly valued at the time of the divorce and an equitable settlement must be reached. [..]

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