St. Louis Metro East Divorce and Family Law Lawyers

Illinois Asset and Property Division Attorneys

When dealing with a sensitive family law matter, you want attorneys who are experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to their clients. At Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., located in Godfrey, Illinois, we understand not only the emotional issues related to these family law issues, but also the need to focus on the facts and more importantly, the protection of your rights.

Specific areas of our family law practice include:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
    • Child custody and visitation
    • Child support
    • Spousal support/maintenance (alimony)
    • Property and asset division
  • Modification/enforcement of prior court orders
  • Mediation and collaborative law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Adoption and guardianships
  • Orders of protection

Financial and Tax Implications of Divorce

When dealing with complicated and emotional child support, child custody and visitation issues, it is very easy to overlook the tax and financial implications of divorce. This is where our experienced attorneys, many of whom have backgrounds in accounting, can help. For example, you need to know if payments to your former spouse are tax deductible, while those receiving money from an ex-husband or ex-wife may need to prepare for income taxes related to that money.

When a marriage ends, estate plans must be altered and wills must be changed to reflect the new marital status. Moreover, a couple who once owned a business together must determine who takes over ownership or how the business operations and responsibilities will be divided. Our firm understands and appreciates how difficult divorce issues can be and will try our best to make the entire process proceed smoothly and with minimal conflict.

Experience and Innovation

At Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., we have a dedicated staff that provides exceptionally organized support to our lawyers and uses state-of-the-art technology in order to minimize complications. This allows us to handle our clients' cases more effectively and efficiently.

Commitment to Mediation and Collaborative Law

Mediation and collaborative law can prove to be effective in resolving your divorce matters and serve as welcome alternatives to litigation, which can quickly become contentious and take all decision-making capabilities out of your hands. A divorce does not have to turn into a war. Mediation and collaborative law may be less costly and foster lasting cooperative relationships between former spouses. Our attorneys can help you determine whether this may be an appropriate option for you.

Contact Us

To obtain more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced St. Louis Metro East divorce lawyer, please contact us.