Family Law and Domestic Relations
Experienced Chicago-based Family Law Experts
We will fight for you and your family.
Jacobson Legal Services specializes in helping people transition from being married to the next chapter in their lives. We also understand that life events can necessitate changes to previous settlement agreements, and our attorneys are committed to helping clients through emotionally charged changes.
Child Custody – “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities”
Our Illinois custody attorneys will fight for your family like they were our family.
Custody agreements, formally called “Allocations of Parental Responsibilities” can affect you and your child’s long-term well-being. With your child’s best interests at stake, you need the experienced child custody attorneys at Jacobson Legal Services to fight for the best possible outcome. Our family law attorneys have a proven record of success and are ready to fight for you and your child.
We will help you understand your options when it comes to child custody, visitation, and parenting time in Illinois. Find out exactly what your rights are and how a child custody attorney near you can help you protect them.
Child Support Modification
Custody is an important issue in most family law cases, but the fight over parental rights doesn’t stop there. An equally important issue addresses financial support for the child. Although a child may live with one parent more than the other, both parents are typically responsible for providing funds for food, clothing, healthcare, and other basic needs. Illinois law recognizes this and has requirements in place to protect the child’s standard of living.
At Jacobson Legal Services, our dedicated Chicago child support attorneys ensure Illinois parents receive fair child support rulings. We help clients prepare proper documentation to present to the courts, and we have a proven record of success securing favorable outcomes on their behalf.
Our divorce lawyers will aggressively fight for your best interests
The team at Jacobson Legal Services will compassionately guide you through your divorce proceedings, from the first steps, to enforcing the setttlement agreement. Throughout the process we inform you of your rights, and explore the different options available to you.
How is a Collaborative Divorce different?
If you and your spouse are able to reach agreeable terms on the essential elements of a divorce, it is possible that you can dissolve your mariage from a position of cooperation and respect without the additional weight of a heated legal battle.
In Illinois, collaborative divorce attorneys help their clients facilitate friendly divorce negotiations. These specially trained lawyers guide clients through a less argumentative process, and minimal court involvement keeps discussions private and civil. The focus of these conversations is to determine the best interests of both parties as well as the children, if applicable.
In collaborative divorces, the focus is less on escalating conflict and more on problem-solving. Instead of adversaries, each party recognizes the input of the other in a civil discussion. In some cases, this option is a beneficial alternative to the traditional litigation process. Without involvement from the courts, divorcing couples also retain their privacy.
Order of Protection / Restraining Orders
Info on Restraining Orders / Orders of Protection
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be able to obtain a restraining order or order of protection. Jacobson Legal Services can help you navigate the process and ensure that your rights are protected.
A restraining order is a legal order issued by a court that requires an abuser to stop engaging in abusive behavior. An order of protection is similar but includes provisions such as requiring the abuser to stay a certain distance away from the victim or surrendering firearms.