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Family Law Overview

Serving Oak Park, Evanston And Other Chicagoland Communities

If you are going through a divorce, child custody dispute or other family law issue, this may be the first time you have had to deal with the court system. Without an experienced attorney to protect your rights, you may be intimidated by the legal process.

I am Laurel Black Rector, a trial lawyer with more than 35 years of family law experience. I represent men and women in Evanston, Oak Park and other Chicagoland communities in a wide range of family law cases, including:

  • Divorce: Divorce touches almost every aspect of your life, from how your marital property will be divided to how you will share custody of your children with your ex.
  • Child custody, visitation and support: When children are involved, I will help you look to the future and make choices that are best for your family.
  • Spousal maintenance or alimony: Illinois courts may award alimony in long-term marriages if one spouse has a financial need and the other has the ability to pay.
  • Marital property division: Assets and debts accumulated during your marriage will be divided according to the law of equitable distribution. However, equitable does not always mean 50-50.
  • Paternity: I represent mothers who want to obtain child support for children born outside of marriage. I also represent unmarried fathers who want to gain the right to see their child following the breakup of an unmarried relationship.
  • Domestic violence: I represent victims of domestic violence, as well as people who are accused of spousal abuse.
  • Prenuptial agreements: If you are bringing significant assets into your marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help you protect those assets in the event of a future divorce. You can also create a prenuptial agreement to protect yourself from debts your spouse may incur.

I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Family Lawyer Serving Evanston, Oak Park And Chicagoland

If you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney serving Oak Park, Evanston and other Chicagoland communities, call Laurel Black Rector today at 312-962-5048 or complete the contact form on this website.

Contact Information

Law Office of Laurel Black Rector
53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 518
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-962-5048
Fax: 312-322-9006
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