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Chicago Family Law Attorney

Daley Center Courthouse Family Law Attorney

Lawyer in Cook County for Family-Related Legal Concerns

When you become involved in a family law dispute of any kind, you may find yourself confused, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to handle the situation. The personal and emotional nature of family concerns tends to make them very challenging to manage alone. The good news is that you do not need to face your issue on your own. At The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC, our team understands the difficulties that can arise in a family law dispute. With this in mind, we are ready to offer you the trusted guidance, skilled representation, and personal attention you need at every stage of the proceedings.

Family-Centered Counsel in Old Town and Wicker Park

For most people, the term "family law" brings to mind thoughts of divorce and the issues that are often associated with divorce. The reality is that family law encompasses far more than the legal aspects of ending a marriage. Since opening our doors in 1984, our firm has helped many clients obtain favorable results regarding divorce, the allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), and complex financial issues. However, our team also handles a wide range of other matters of family law, including but not limited to:

  • Adoption: If you are considering expanding your family through adoption, we can help. We assist with step-parent adoptions, as well as second-parent adoptions for same-sex couples. We also handle independent adoptions, private adoptions, and agency adoptions in and around Cook County.
  • Paternity: Our team knows that establishing legal paternity for a child of unmarried parents is often complicated. We assist fathers in creating legal parent-child relationships with their children so that both the fathers and the children can benefit. In addition, we help mothers establish paternity for child support reasons and other purposes that serve the child's best interests.
  • Domestic violence: Family violence and abuse continue to plague far too many Illinois families. If you have been abused or you fear for your safety or that of your children, our team can help you take immediate action. We will get you to a safe place and assist you in obtaining an order of protection to prevent future violence.
  • Legal separation: In some cases, a divorce is not the right choice for a couple who is having problems in their marriage. There may be financial, religious, or other personal reasons that could contribute to a couple considering legal separation before or in lieu of filing for a divorce. Our team will help you explore your options before you make any decisions.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: Our team helps couples negotiate, draft, and execute prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that are fair, reasonable, and legally sound. We work hard to protect the rights of each spouse so the agreement will continue to serve their best interests for many years to come.

Wicker Park Family Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross has over 30 years of experience in the area of family law. In addition to his service to his clients, he also serves the Illinois legal community as a whole through his work as part of the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. When you choose our firm to help with your family law concern, you and your family will benefit from Mr. Ross's background and experience.

At our firm, we understand that most family-related legal matters can be resolved without the need for litigation. This often leads people to attempt to handle their case without a lawyer. Unfortunately, the laws in Illinois that govern family concerns can be very complex, and it is easy to make mistakes. Our team recognizes the importance of reaching a suitable agreement through mediation or direct negotiations whenever possible, but we also know that discussions can quickly fall apart—often without warning. In such cases, we are prepared to take your case to trial to get you the best possible outcome.

Schedule a No-Cost Limited Consultation

If a challenging family law matter is causing you stress, contact our office to discuss how we can help you. Call 312-984-1514 for a free, limited consultation with Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross today. We work on behalf of individuals and families in Oak Park, Wrightwood, Wicker Park, Old Town, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, River North, Gold Coast, DePaul Area, Greektown, Chicago, Cook County, and at the Daley Center Courthouse.

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