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Black Divorce Attorney Serving DuPage County and Will, Cook, and Kane Counties

Divorce Lawyer Assisting African-American Clients With Family Law Cases in Wheaton and Lombard

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For black families, addressing and resolving family law issues can be a complicated process. Whether you are planning to end your marriage, need to protect your parental rights, or want to ensure that your children receive financial support, you need an attorney who understands the black experience and can advocate for your family's best interests throughout the legal process.

At A. Traub & Associates, we provide compassionate representation in family law cases. We take an honest and straightforward approach, ensuring that our clients understand their legal options and are prepared for success.Attorney Chantelle Porter is highly respected in the courts of DuPage County, and her experience as a guardian ad litem and former Public Defender provide her with the insight needed to address the complex legal issues that can arise in black family law cases.

African-American Divorce

As is true for all married spouses, black couples must complete a variety of legal requirements in order to dissolve their marriage through divorce, including determining how to divide marital property and addressing matters related to child custody or spousal maintenance/alimony. Divorcing spouses may also need to address additional concerns, including determining how children from previous relationships or other family members who live in the household will be affected by a couple's divorce.

Family ties are strong in black families, and couples are often closely involved in their churches or surrounding communities. In order to preserve these important relationships, divorcing spouses may wish to work together to reach a resolution without the need for an extended battle in court. Mediation is a great way of doing so, and we can help you use this method to reach a divorce settlement that protects the best interests of everyone in your family while being cost effective as well.

Family Law Issues for Black Parents and Children

In addition to addressing matters related to divorce, unmarried couples, single parents, or other family members may also need to address family law issues, including:

  • Child custody - Even if children live primarily with one parent, the other parent will typically have the right to be involved in children's lives and have reasonable parenting time. Parents may need to address how they will share decision-making responsibility for their children, and they may need to create a schedule for the time children will spend with each parent.
  • Child support - All children have the right to receive financial support from both parents. A divorced or unmarried parent may need to take legal action to establish child support obligations or enforce the payment of child support.
  • Paternity - If parents were unmarried at the time of a child's birth, the father will not be considered the child's legal parent until paternity is established. Parentage may be established voluntarily or through court proceedings and DNA testing. Legal paternity will protect fathers' rights to have a relationship with their children, and it will ensure that children can receive child support.
  • Guardianship - If family members other than a child's parents act as the primary provider for the child, they may wish to establish legal guardianship, giving them authority to make decisions about the child's education and healthcare.
  • DCFS - In cases involving suspected child abuse or neglect, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may conduct an investigation to determine if action needs to be taken to protect children. In these cases, it is essential to work with an attorney who can help protect the rights of parents and children and ensure that important family relationships can be maintained.

Contact a Lombard Black Family Law Attorney

When a black couple decides to get divorced, or when an African-American family must address issues related to child custody or child support, skilled legal representation is essential. In these cases, you need an attorney who understands your concerns and can help you reach a positive outcome to your case. At A. Traub & Associates, we are dedicated to providing black families with the legal help they need. Contact us today at 630-426-0196.

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