Practicing family law in Freeport, IL, the attorneys at Crosby & Crosby Law know that life can get complicated and take many unexpected turns. Sadly, marriages can end, decisions have to be made regarding child custody if children are involved, and property has to be divided.

In situations like these, you need the assistance and support of an experienced law attorney, and when you contact the law firm of Crosby & Crosby that is exactly what you will get, attorneys who will work with you and guide you through some of life’s most challenging moments.

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Family Law and Children’s Issues

In matters related to family law, children are not always involved, but when they are, their welfare is given the highest priority. No matter the circumstances, it is essential that the best interests of innocent children must be served and protected.

In the courts in our state of Illinois, judges are well aware of this priority, and they make every effort to protect the welfare of any children involved in cases that come before them. Whether the case is a divorce, a non-marital relationship that led to the birth of children, or the adoption of a child or children, their standard and first consideration is always “what is best for the children.”

At Crosby & Crosby Law, we fully support this standard, and in family law matters involving children we will always work with our clients to arrive at settlements that we feel are in the best interests of those children, including custody and child support.

Family Law Cases and Property Issues

Whether there are children or not, money and the distribution of property will always be an issue in the dissolution of a marriage, and contrary to what you may have heard from other sources, during divorce proceedings, all property involved, including real estate, will be known to both parties.

Whatever the specific circumstances of a case, if you seek legal representation from Crosby & Crosby, you can be assured that during discovery (the phase of a lawsuit during which each party can ask for full disclosure from the opposing party), our attorneys will leave no stone unturned gathering all pertinent information to assist you in reaching a satisfactory settlement.

Other Family Law and Legal Services We Offer:

Beyond matters related to divorce, children, and the equitable distribution of property, other areas related to family law practiced at Crosby & Crosby include:

With Crosby & Crosby at Your Side, You’re Never Alone

If you or anyone you know needs a trusted and highly experienced family law attorney in Freeport, IL, we hope you will think first of the law firm of Crosby & Crosby. Whatever your situation may be, our team of attorneys will work with you to build a successful legal strategy.

Above all, we want you to know that first and foremost, we are here to help you succeed and protect the things and the individuals you value the most.

At your earliest convenience, contact our firm to schedule your free initial consultation and let the most experienced family lawyers in Freeport, IL go to work for you.

We also offer payment plan options to fit your budget.

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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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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