Illinois Family Lawyer Focuses on Mediation and Collaborative Law

At the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, we firmly believe that you have the ability and power to reduce the stress of the divorce process by working with your spouse to deconstruct your marriage as carefully as it was built, as well as the ability to resolve child custody questions in the children’s best interests.

Illinois Family Law Firm

Illinois Family Lawyer is Prepared to Advise You on a Full Range of Legal Issues

Call or email the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern regarding any family or marriage-related legal questions, including grandparents’ rights, paternity questions, juvenile law matters, and enforceability of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements.

Why We Advocate Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law Methods When Appropriate

Honest, reasonable marital dissolution achieved through collaborative law, mediation, or another non-adversarial process is most likely to preserve the stability and security of all family members involved – especially children, who are at the heart of our law practice.

If divorce is the inevitable answer to your conflicts, the financial side involves a business decision centered on dividing assets and debts in a way that leaves you both able to re-group and begin again. Dissolution is not about what either one of you deserves; it is about what you are entitled to receive under the law. Dissolution is not about gamesmanship, asset hiding, or fraud. People who engage in these actions soon discover that they only line the pockets of their lawyers. It is never our intention to benefit from your family difficulties. Rather, we seek to help you reach reasonable and mutually-beneficial divorce and parenting time agreements whenever that goal is attainable.

Child Welfare Questions Are at the Heart of This Illinois Family Law Firm

Questions of decision making and parenting time may seem more difficult to resolve in a truly fair and mutually-beneficial way than questions concerning equitable property division. Our Illinois family lawyer has found over the years that, despite the emotional distress that may accompany the separation of parents, it is, in fact, the parents themselves who have the greatest insight into how to resolve these questions.

Who knows best what your children need, you or a family court judge? Who loves your children, you or an unknown judge? It makes sense that the people who care most about children ― their loving parents ― are best equipped to figure out their future, rather than a judge who has had no part in your home or family life.

There are many tools available through our office, and we will give you options concerning the type of dispute resolution that is likely to work best in your divorce: “kitchen table negotiation,” litigation, or other options in between. It’s your life. You, with the help of your lawyer, should choose which method suits you best. Talk to us about your options.

Call or contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern today to discuss your legal situation and find out what options are available to you. Our Illinois family lawyer can help you identify a dispute resolution strategy that best suits your needs and serves your family’s interests.