Litigation

While alternative dispute resolution may adequately resolve certain matrimonial and domestic issues, there are particular circumstances in which strong litigation serves the best interests of a client.

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Prenuptial Agreement

A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract between a couple planning marriage that expresses their decisions regarding debts, assets, property, finances and other matters pre marriage.

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Postnuptial Agreement

A Postnuptial Agreement is entered into between spouses after they are married and before a divorce.

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Custody and Visitation

At Katz, Goldstein & Warren, we represent clients in custody and visitation matters through settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation.

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Settlement Negotiations

The vast majority of divorce cases resolve through negotiated settlement.

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Maintenance and Alimony

Maintenance (formerly called alimony) is a support payment made from one spouse to the other pursuant to a divorce or legal separation.

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Divorce Mediation

When appropriate, mediation is often time-saving and resolves domestic disputes in an amicable fashion with less expense than traditional litigation.

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Civil Union and Same Sex Marriage

Illinois passed legislation to recognize civil unions and allow same-sex couples to have the same state level rights as heterosexual marriages in dissolution proceedings.

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Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law, also referred to as collaborative divorce and collaborative practice, offers a cooperative approach to divorce and other domestic issues outside of the courts.

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Business Valuation

When one or both spouses is the owner of a business(es) or professional practice(s), it is often necessary to establish the value of each business or practice in order to determine an appropriate division of property.

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Discovery and Financial Analysis

An aspect of pre-trial litigation involves discovery, which is the process of requesting information and documents in order to discover facts relevant to a case.

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Child Support

Child support is generally paid to a parent with whom a minor child primarily resides.

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Post Decree Proceedings

After a marriage dissolution or divorce has been finalized, sometimes issues arise that still require legal action.

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Property Division

In Illinois, property is not automatically divided equally between the parties.

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Retirement Plans & Benefits

In many cases, retirement benefits comprise a large percentage of the property owned by the parties.

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