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Carol Stream Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Abear Law Offices are dedicated to helping people in Carol Stream and throughout DuPage County with divorce and other family law matters. We put our many years of litigation and family law experience to work for people like you every day. If you are facing divorce, adopting a child, seeking to establish paternity, or need assistance with another family law matter, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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Family Law Practice Areas

We represent people in a wide variety of family law matters, including:

Divorce
• Custody / Parenting Time
• Child Support
• Spousal Maintenance
• Property Division
• Division of Debts
• Establishment of Paternity
• Adoption
• Drafting and Review of Pre-Nuptial Agreements

In each of these areas, our attorneys are dedicated to finding the right solution for each individual client. We’ll listen to your concerns, answer your questions, understand your priorities and goals, and then work with you to craft the best solution for you. When you’re addressing issues that touch the most important areas of your life, you can’t afford to settle for cookie-cutter approaches or attorneys who won’t take the time to hear you out and answer your questions.

Carol Stream Divorce Cases

Every divorce case is different, and great client service requires a personalized approach. We’re committed to finding the best approach for your circumstances, whether that’s direct negotiation, a mediated settlement, settlement of some issues in advance of trial, or full-scale litigation.

Divorce Mediation

When you and your soon-to-be-former spouse are committed to reaching an agreement without litigation, divorce mediation can help you to resolve your issues peacefully.

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that involves a neutral third party helping to facilitate an agreement between the parties. The mediator does not weigh evidence or make a ruling—rather, his or her role is limited to aiding the divorcing spouses in reaching their own resolution.

Our clients often opt for mediation, because coming to an agreement generally allows the parties to:

  • Save time and money versus litigating their claims
  • Keep their personal issues private versus the public record nature of a hearing
  • Minimize stress and conflict between the parties compared with contentious litigation

Working together to reach an amicable divorce settlement can also position parties for more civil interactions post-divorce. This is especially important for those divorcing couples who share minor children, and who will have to cooperate for the good of the children after the final decree.

However, not every divorce case can be resolved amicably. When mediation isn’t realistic or is unsuccessful, litigation may be required to protect important interests such as child custody and financial security.

Carol Stream Divorce Litigation

When you have to fight for your rights and your family in the courtroom, you’ll want an experienced family law litigator in your corner. The attorneys at Abear Law Offices have decades of combined experience in both litigation and family law matters.

They will work with you to build the strongest possible case for:

A favorable custody / parenting time ruling
• The child support and/or spousal maintenance you need to rebuild
• Possession of the property you value most
• A favorable allocation of responsibility for debts

Whatever your goals, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to collect the best available evidence, identify and prepare your witnesses, craft the strongest argument, and fight for you during negotiations and in the courtroom.

Representation in Post-Divorce Modifications

While many aspects of your divorce decree are final, some aspects of the court order are subject to modification. The most common areas for modification are child support and custody / parenting time. Whether or not we represented you in obtaining the original decree, we can assist with modification matters.

Working with an Experienced Carol Stream Family Law Attorney

Family law matters are often stressful, and impact some of the most important areas of your life. Even positive matters, such as bringing a new baby into your family through adoption, or adopting a stepchild. Having an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated advocate on your side can help to set your mind at ease and improve the outcome of your case.

When you retain the Abear Law Offices to represent you in your divorce case, adoption proceeding, or other family law matter, you can rest assured that:

• We will listen to your concerns and treat you as a unique individual
• We will work with you to find the solution that best suits your needs
• We will put the full power of our skills, knowledge and experience to work for you
• We will thoroughly answer your questions and ensure that you know what to expect
• We will fight for the things that matter most to you

To learn more about how we can help, schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned family law attorneys.

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