In our years of experience practicing family law in Ogle County, IL, we’ve learned that life can become very difficult and take a lot of unexpected turns. Among other things, marriages can end, child custody issues must be resolved, and property has to be divided.

In other areas of law, wills must be drawn and estates are sometimes tied up in probate. Additionally, traffic-related accidents and violations must be settled, sometimes with the assistance of Ogle County, IL attorneys.

In situations like these, and others, it is important to have the guidance of experienced family law attorneys in Ogle County Illinois. When you contact Crosby & Crosby Law, you will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who will guide you through some of life’s most challenging moments with resolve and compassion.

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. Whatever the circumstances between the parents, it is essential that the best interests of innocent children are served and their rights protected.

In the 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. Whatever the particular circumstances and legal issues – a divorce, a non-marital relationship that led to the birth of children, or the adoption of a child or children – their first consideration is always “what is best for the child.”

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

Family Law and Property Issues

Whether there are children involved or not, money and the distribution of property will always be issues when a marriage ends, and though you may initially think otherwise, during divorce proceedings, all property involved, including real estate, will be known to all parties involved.

Whatever the specific circumstances of your situation, if you seek legal representation from Crosby & Crosby in Ogle County, 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 work tirelessly on your behalf gathering all pertinent information to assist you in reaching a fair and equitable settlement.

Other Practice Areas of Family Law in Ogle County

In addition to matters related to divorce, child custody and support, and the division of property, other areas related to the practice of family law include:

With Crosby & Crosby, You Are Never Alone

If you find yourself in a situation where you need legal advice or legal services, we hope you will consider reaching out to our compassionate legal team at Crosby & Crosby Law for legal counseling. Whatever your particular circumstances may be, our attorneys will work with you to build a successful legal strategy. At your earliest convenience, contact our law firm to schedule your initial consultation and let our knowledgeable family lawyers in Ogle County, IL go to work for you.

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

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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