Family Law

At Di Giacomo & Somers, L.L.C., serving Des Plaines, Chicago and other Illinois cities, we will guide you through the legal and emotional process associated with your divorce or other family law matter. It is our primary goal to guide you through a fair resolution of the issues of your particular case.

Our comprehensive family law services include:

  • Divorce litigation: The traditional style of divorce, where your attorney presents your case to the court to make a decision on property division and custody.
  • Collaborative law: An alternative to litigation, where both parties retain collaborative attorneys and everyone agrees to work together as a team to resolve each aspect of your divorce in an amicable way.
  • Mediation: The parties work with a mediator who helps them work through, and try to resolve, all of the custody and financial issues of the divorce.
  • Division of property: Illinois law mandates an equitable division of property, including real estate, stocks, investments, retirement and pensions.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: Marital agreements that outline property division and spousal support obligations, should the marriage be unsuccessful.
  • Child custody and support: Custody, visitation and child support need to be established in every divorce with children and paternity action.
  • Maintenance and alimony: An amount of money paid to the other spouse after the marriage. The need and amount is determined by assessing the financial circumstances of the parties, their standard of living and the parties' ability to be self-supporting.
  • Post-decree modifications: Circumstances change and, accordingly, so must people's divorce and paternity decrees. Issues that may need modification or enforcement include child support, spousal support, visitation schedules and custody.
  • Paternity: Unmarried parents also have to decide issues relating to custody, visitation and child support.
  • Adoptions: Helping parents and stepparents add to their families.
  • Same-gender partnership agreements: Agreements that outline financial and custody issues for same-sex partners.

Contact Our Divorce Lawyer Today

We bring experience and compassion to the practice of law. Contact us in Winnetka, Glenview, Lake Forest or Arlington Heights today to schedule a free, half-hour consultation. Call 847-784-8900.