Family law is a crucial branch of the legal system that deals with some of the most sensitive family issues. At Crosby & Crosby, we understand that family-related legal questions are often sensitive and emotionally charged, and that is why we provide compassionate legal guidance to help you navigate these complex family law issues.

Our Family Law Practice Areas

At Crosby & Crosby, our team of experienced family law attorneys in DeKalb County, IL, is well-versed in a variety of family law practices. Here are the areas in which we can assist you:

1. Divorce and Legal Separation

Navigating the end of a marriage can be challenging. As experienced divorce lawyers, we handle all aspects of divorce and legal separation, including asset division, spousal support, and more.

2. Child Custody and Visitation

The well-being of your children is paramount. We strive to achieve custody and visitation arrangements that best serve the interests of your children.

3. Child Support

Ensuring the financial security of your children is crucial. We help in determining fair child support arrangements that reflect the needs of your children.

4. Alimony/Spousal Support

Post-divorce financial stability is important. Our attorneys are skilled in negotiating and litigating spousal support matters.

5. Modifications

Adjusting existing court orders or legal agreements, such as child support, custody, or alimony, due to significant changes in circumstances.

6. Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Protect your assets and future with prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. We provide clear and fair agreement drafting services.

7. Adoption and Guardianship

Expanding your family through adoption or taking on guardianship is a noble step. We offer legal guidance throughout the entire process.

8. Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection

Your safety is a priority. We provide immediate and effective legal assistance in cases of domestic violence and obtaining restraining Orders of Protection.

9. Probate

The legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate, including validating their will and distributing assets to beneficiaries.

10. Estate Planning

Planning for the management and distribution of an individual’s assets during their life and after death, including wills, trusts, and power of attorney.

11. Personal Injury

Representing individuals who have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, or entity.

The Crosby & Crosby Advantage

With many law firms to choose from, why choose Crosby & Crosby as your family law firm in DeKalb County, IL?

  • Experienced Representation: Our team has an extensive history of handling complex family law cases with sensitivity and expertise.
  • Personalized Approach: We fully understand that each family situation is unique. Our services are tailored to fit your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Commitment to Resolution: We aim for amicable resolutions but if necessary, we’re prepared to fight fiercely for your rights in court.
  • Confidentiality and Compassion: We handle all family law cases with our utmost confidentiality and empathy, knowing the emotional toll these matters can bring.

Your Initial Consultation – A First Step Toward Resolution

If you’re facing family law issues, we urge you not to try to navigate the difficult times alone. Reach out to the experienced DeKalb County, Illinois family law attorneys at Crosby & Crosby. Please, take advantage of our free initial consultation to assess your situation and explore your legal options.

With our years of experience in the area of family law, we hope you will let us be your advocates and allies in your legal journey. Contact the law offices of Crosby & Crosby today.

At Crosby & Crosby, You’re Never Alone

We want you to know that first and foremost, we’re here to help you succeed and protect what you value most.

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Helpful questions about family law

How to choose the right divorce lawyer?

Choosing the right divorce lawyer, in our mind, comes down to three factors. First, is this lawyer going to be an aggressive advocate for me? Second, is this lawyer a person I can get along with personally? Third, do I trust this lawyer to communicate with me effectively? If you walk away from an initial consultation with a lawyer answering yes to those three questions, you have likely found the lawyer who is right for you.

Legal work can be extremely time consuming. Your expectations should not necessarily be that your lawyer is someone you can vent to about your personal life, as that would likely result in an unreasonably high bill. But you should expect your lawyer to keep you informed as to the status of your case. You should also expect your lawyer to listen to your wishes and concerns and use those thoughts as a basis for your case. You don’t need to talk to your lawyer everyday, but you should hear from them every other week or so.

Expect the unexpected when it comes to the Court dates. The Court system is based on a first-come-first-serve calendar, when the case is not filed as an emergency. All initial Court dates are determined by the Clerk of the Court, not of the lawyer or client. If you have a lawyer, expect the Judges to want your lawyer to do the talking, unless the Judge asks the client a question directly. You should also expect the Judge to keep the Courtroom as orderly as possible. Judges very much look down on people who speak out of turn. As for dress, the Court does not require a strict dress code, but it is always a good idea to dress professionally to show the Judge that you take the system and their Courtroom seriously.

There is a process in the law referred to as “discovery” that allows a party to a legal proceeding to discover information about the opposing party. In the context of a divorce, “discovery” is primarily used in the form of written questions and written requests for the opposing party to provide documents to the party that is doing the requesting. These are called “interrogatories” and “requests to produce.” During the process, the party answering the questions or requests must provide a written testimony, under oath, that the documents and answers are true and accurate. It is through this process of “discovery” that we are able to learn what assets a party possesses.

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