McHenry County Family Lawyers & Divorce Attorneys
At Hoffenberg and Block LLC, our experienced McHenry County divorce lawyers and family law attorneys have been serving the divorce and custody needs of McHenry area residents for more than 45 years. We represent clients in all areas of family law and are prepared to assist you with your divorce or custody case, including child support, property division, alimony, modifications and enforcements, legal separation, child removal and relocation, and more.
Focusing exclusively on Illinois Divorce and Family Law, the firm’s philosophy is to help you to resolve your legal matter in the best way possible. When you consult with one of our attorneys, the expert legal advice you receive will assist you in understanding your rights and available options under Illinois law. And when you retain Hoffenberg and Block, the 100+ years of combined experience provided by your legal team will ensure that the resolution of your case is handled in the most organized, timely, cost efficient and effective manner possible.
Divorce and Family Lawyers Serving McHenry County for over 45 years.
Hoffenberg and Block practices Family Law, a practice area that encompasses legal issues related to divorce, parentage, child support, maintenance, and other matters related to Illinois family law. By having a specific focus on a single practice area, and by working together as an experienced team, our attorneys are able to provide a level of expertise and skill that is unsurpassed in the State of Illinois.
The areas of family law addressed by our firm includes:
No matter which party files the actual divorce papers, ending a marriage is stressful on everyone involved. During this time, you want an experienced McHenry County Divorce Attorney by your side to protect your rights and provide you with the necessary legal counsel during the divorce proceedings. You want an attorney who will vigorously represent your interests, while retaining the compassion and respect you expect and deserve. We endeavor to instill a sense of confidence in our clients by aggressively protecting their rights and exhibiting extensive knowledge of McHenry County IL divorce law.
As a marriage dissolves the complex issue of division of property can be emotionally charged and difficult to resolve. In these situations, it is important to seek help from an experienced McHenryCounty property division lawyer. The actual division of marital property can be extremely complicated, and can result in unnecessary anxiety and uncertainty. Our McHenry County property division attorneys are fully prepared to assist with even the most complex property division matters. We will make every effort to help you and your spouse settle these matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. If this is not possible, we also are accomplished litigators who will fully advocate for you in court.
When children are involved in a divorce case, both parents share the responsibility of providing them with the love and attention they deserve, not only to endure the proceedings, but to succeed in life. This is the case for financial obligations as well.
Child support is a monetary payment that a noncustodial parent pays toward the living expenses of their children.
At Hoffenberg and Block, we provide personal, professional representation for a wide range of child support matters. Whether you need to establish child support or are in need of assistance with child support collection or modification, we are prepared to guide you through every step of the process. Our McHenry County child support attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Child Custody and Visitation
When determining child custody and visitation matters, either during or after a divorce or for unmarried parents, the courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. What is in a child’s best interest may not be easily determined. Additionally, the difference between joint and sole legal custody may be unclear. In these situations, an experienced McHenry County Child Custody lawyer can explain the process and guide you through to a favorable outcome.
We also handle temporary and permanent custody issues, child removal and relocation matters, as well as modification and enforcement of existing court orders.
Spousal Maintenance, formerly called Alimony, and also called Spousal Support, is not always agreed to or awarded in a divorce case.
Instead, alimony is determined by the need of one party and the ability to pay by the other. There are many factors considered in calculating alimony, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, earning potential of both parties, contribution of each party to the marriage, and the financial status of each party.
When a marriage is dissolved it can have unfair financial consequences on a spouse. If one party in a divorce case has become accustomed to a lifestyle standard that was established during marriage, spousal support such as alimony, maintenance or palimony, is an option to consider.
Our experienced McHenry County maintenance attorneys are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, we will advocate for you at every step.
Prenuptial agreements, signed before two people marry, and postnuptial agreements, signed after marriage, are contracts that determine what happens to each party’s individual assets and any joint assets in the event of divorce, legal separation or death. While the contents of these agreements can vary, they typically include provisions regarding property division and spousal support. If you are considering entering into one of these agreements, a skilled lawyer can help you to properly document your wishes.
Our McHenry County IL prenuptial agreement attorneys have a firm understanding of Illinois laws regarding these types of cases. We will help you to draft an agreement that is clear, understandable and that will be valid in court.
The divorce and family law attorneys of Hoffenberg and Block have been serving clients in McHenry County, Illinois including the communities of Algonquin, Bull Valley, Cary, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Port Barrington and Spring Grove in Illinois for over 45 years.