Elgin Family Law Attorney

A family law issue can lead to a great deal of emotional and financial stress in your life. At the Law Office of James P. Leahy in Elgin, Illinois, I will take the time to answer your questions and discuss your legal options so that you can make informed decisions about what next steps you want to take.

I work closely with men and women at all stages of a divorce or family law matter. The following are examples of the types of cases I can handle:

  • Divorce: I work with individuals at all stages of a divorce, from the initial filing through post-judgment motions for enforcement or modification of existing divorce decrees or related orders.
  • Uncontested divorce: If you and your spouse can agree on all issues related to your divorce, your divorce will be far less expensive. You will also have more control over the outcome.
  • Marital property division: As your attorney, I will help protect your separate property and obtain an equitable division of marital property.
  • Fathers' rights: Fathers sometimes have to fight for their rights in divorce, such as reasonable visitation.
  • Child support: In an ideal world, child support would be easy to calculate and parents would never get behind on their payments. However, the real world is sometimes less than ideal.
  • Paternity: I represent men and women in paternity actions and handle all custody and child support issues that result from the determination of parentage.
  • Domestic violence and orders of protection: I will represent either party in domestic violence proceedings, including requests for a protective or restraining order. I handle these matters in divorce or non-divorce situations.

Contact Illinois Child Support Lawyer James P. Leahy

I offer a free initial consultation to new clients. To speak to an Elgin family law lawyer, contact me by e-mail or call my office at 847-348-8692 (toll free at 888-596-0289).