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DuPage County Illinois Divorce Lawyers
When You Need an Elmhurst Family Lawyer Who Understands the Importance of Family
Although our clients are each represented by one Elmhurst family lawyer, the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern believe in a team approach to practicing family law. Our clients receive the benefit of both attorneys' knowledge and experience. Likewise, we hope and expect that our clients partner with us in crafting and carrying out the most reasonable and cost-effective legal solutions applicable to their own unique family circumstances.
A Holistic Type of Family Law Practice: Why Are We Different?
At the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, children's security and well-being are at the forefront of all of our practice areas. We maintain a child-centered law practice and aim to serve as advocates for children and their interests in all areas of family law and other areas of law that affect families, such as:
The primary focus of our law firm when children are involved is to support and protect the children's best interests in any way that the law allows.
Assisting individuals who seek divorce in marriages where no children are present or the children are grown is also an important part of our practice. We welcome you to contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern by phone or through this website. We are adept at handling all types of financial issues, including property division, child support, retirement, and real estate matters that are present during a divorce action.
We view our role as educators as well as lawyers. We devote a great deal of time and effort to keeping up-to-date in both legal and psychological issues through continuing legal education. As part of our legal counsel and representation, we seek to teach our clients the essential elements of what we have learned through years of experience in family law.
We Handle Divorce, Guardianship, Paternity, and Other Legal Issues Pertaining to Families and Children
Our clients include couples who are divorcing, grandparents seeking legal clarity in relationships with their grandchildren, young people who have been charged with a crime, and families with DCFS issues. Although we usually represent parents, children's financial and emotional well-being remains our number one focus in nearly all advice and legal services that we offer.
We Promote the Use of Mediation and Collaborative Law
When conflicts must be resolved, we advocate mediation, collaborative law, and other forms of non-adversarial dispute resolution. In some cases, however, litigation is the only solution. This may be the case if one spouse is attempting to hide assets or is otherwise failing to cooperate in the divorce, child custody, or support negotiations.
Begin the dialog with an Elmhurst family lawyer who will lead to the fulfillment of your legal goals. Contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern today. Our practice provides legal services to clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.