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David Schaffer selected for Super Lawyers list for the 13th year

We are pleased to announce that lead attorney, David N. Schaffer, is named to the Super Lawyers list for 2019. This list recognizes outstanding attorneys in their practice areas through anonymous peer nominations and a stringent research process. Additionally, each nominee is assessed by a rigorous panel of attorneys.

What can be in prenuptial agreements and can it be amended?

For some married couples in Illinois, there was a decision before the marriage to have prenuptial agreements as a protective device if the marriage failed. Even couples who did not have a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married will decide that post-nuptial agreements are necessary. This can be a confusing issue for some. With any agreement - prenuptial or postnuptial - it is important to have a basic understanding of the law and what can be in the agreement. It is also important to understand if the agreement can be amended. Having a basic grasp of these facts is wise and it is always a good idea to have legal assistance.

In a divorce, what if parents cannot agree on a parenting plan?

As an Illinois couple gets divorced and they have children, child custody and visitation orders will always be an issue. In a best-case scenario, they will come to a reasonable agreement by themselves and court intervention will not be needed other than to sign off on the agreement they have cobbled together jointly. However, since the marriage was untenable to the degree that they decided to part ways, those issues can seep into the negotiation for a visitation order and they will not be able to agree.

Family law modifications requires experienced legal help

Illinois couples who have gotten a divorce and moved on with their lives as best they can will often need to continue having some form of relationship with one another, whether they want to or not. That can be due to a variety of family law issues, including child support, child custody, visitation rights and more. When there is an agreement to divorce, it is not set in stone that any agreement will remain the same forever. That is where modifications come in.

Steps child support enforcement can take to reveal delinquencies

When Illinois parents have ended their relationship, it is important that the support payments be made. If a supporting parent fails to meet his or her obligations based on the agreement, it can cause a host of problems to everyone involved. The parent who is receiving child support could have issues making ends meet because of the failure to pay. The child will be deprived of important financial support. The would-be supporting parent could face penalties. For those who are dealing with these issues, having legal assistance is a must.

Understanding key points about legal separation in Illinois

When a couple in Illinois is experiencing problems in their relationship, but are not yet ready to move forward with a divorce, a legal separation is an alternative that could be viable as they determine their next step. As with all family law issues, there are requirements with a legal separation. Those who are considering this option should be aware of the law relating to such issues as support, maintenance and what can and cannot be done.

What if I am facing collection remedies for child support?

For Illinois parents who are obligated to pay child support to the custodial parent, it is important that the payments are made when they are supposed to and are paid in full. If there is an issue with the child support and the custodial parent seeks to receive it through other means, it is possible that the supporting parent will be informed by the state that he or she will have a tax refund or other money taken to pay for past-due child support. Knowing how to handle this situation is important.

David Schaffer elected into The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

David Schaffer of Schaffer Family Law, Ltd, in Naperville has been elected into The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). This is a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. Fellows are elected by their peers and membership is limited to one percent of licensed U.S. lawyers and a limited number of international lawyers.

Can prenuptial agreements in Illinois be unenforceable?

Illinois couples will get married with the intention that the union will last. Unfortunately, the divorce rates are such that it is just as likely that it will fail as it will succeed. People will frequently try to shield themselves from the possibility that there will be a divorce by crafting prenuptial agreements, also referred to under the law as premarital agreements. Even if the document is completed based on the law, there are times when the agreement is unenforceable. Knowing how the law determines if the agreement is unenforceable can be important to both spouses.

How are visitation orders affected by a child's best interests?

Parenting time is often one of the most contentious of family law issues, so understanding state law is imperative. A key factor in this is understanding the child's "best interests" and how the court will decide upon the allocation of parenting time.

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