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Schaumburg Family Law Attorneys

Family Law Attorneys in Schaumburg, IL

Legal battles involving family are tough. No one anticipates being embroiled in a child support battle, a high conflict divorce case, or spousal support litigation. But sometimes, such situations are inevitable. If that’s your reality right now, chances are that you’re confused, emotionally drained, and looking for answers. It’s even worse when children are involved—the mere thought of losing custody can drive you nuts.

In a fiercely contested family law case, and even in cases that seem rather easy and navigable, you need solid legal advocacy and guidance. Just knowing that your delicate family matter is in safe hands can help you feel better. At Petrelli Previter, our family law attorneys in Schaumburg are ready and willing to take on your chaotic family case and help bring clarity out of it. Our legal expertise and client-focused approach to family law cases can be your strength during this difficult time.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are an award-winning law firm, underlined by our inclusion in the prestigious Inc. 5000’s list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies for three years running.
  • We’re all about providing personalized and dedicated representation that you and your family need and deserve
  • We are focused on you and those you love—as obvious as this statement sounds, we mean every word.
  • We’re well acquainted with the Illinois family laws and understand how the local court in Schaumburg operates. This allows us to move your case forward quickly and with less hassle.
  • Our three guiding principles are: honesty, integrity, and responsiveness. We’ll strive to uphold each one of these throughout your case and ensure you never feel left out at any point in the process.
  • Our Schaumburg family law attorney provides well-thought-out answers and peace of mind to clients during the initial consultation. We try our best to make sure you leave in a better state than you came in.

Ready to bid farewell to the chaos that contentious family law matters bring about? Feel free to get in touch with our Schaumburg office at (630) 491-9670 and our attorney will instantly begin working on your case.

Putting Our Clients’ Needs First

No two families are identical. Similarly, no two divorce or custody cases are similar. Some families might be able to work the details of an agreement quickly and amicably, while others will require the intervention of a skilled Schaumburg family law attorney to even schedule a mediation session. Whatever your situation, we can help.

Your needs are our top priority. That’s we go out of our way to craft a unique legal strategy for your specific situation, with your goals, needs, and concerns in mind. Our family law attorneys in Schaumburg are responsive, dedicated, and goal-oriented from start to finish, and we’ll fight with all we’ve got to attain an outcome that leaves you with complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

Trust the Schaumburg family law attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC to get the best possible result for:

Why wait when you can get personalized, client-focused, top-notch family law representation in Schaumburg, IL, today? Contact us at Petrelli Previtera, LLC to get started.

Schaumburg, IL office

1750 E. Golf Rd, Suite 382
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Illinois Family Laws: The Lowdown

Understandably, issues like divorce, custody, and alimony may be uncharted territory for you. However, our family law attorneys are familiar with the intricacies of family law in Illinois and know exactly what to do in each particular situation. We are ready to help you get clarity on some key tenets of these laws, including:


In Illinois, as with many other states across the country, a divorce petition cannot be granted unless one party can prove that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” In other words, you need to show the court that your marriage is in an irreparable state and that you’ve tried to mend it without success.

The other ground for divorce in Illinois pertains to the couple’s living arrangements. There’s a provision under the Illinois law that requires you and your partner to live separately for at least six months before proceeding with divorce. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the two of you need to be living physically apart. Not sharing the same bed and avoiding intimacy for the required period of time is all it takes to qualify for divorce.

Asset Division

Illinois follows the “Equitable Distribution” benchmark when splitting assets between divorcing couples. As such, the courts will rarely divide marital property and debts on a 50/50 basis. Your share of the assets will depend on an array of factors as set out under 750 ILCS 5/, including the duration of the marriage, each spouse’s ability to fend for themselves, and the terms of child custody established during the dissolution of marriage (if any). Other factors may come into play as well, based on the specific facts of your case.

Child Support

Illinois utilizes a benchmark called “percentage of obligor net income” when determining child support payments. In other words, both parents’ incomes are considered when calculating the amount of support payable per month. To get a better idea of how this model works, use this Child Support Estimator from HFS.

Child Custody

Unlike in most states, the courts in Illinois don’t automatically presume that joint custody is in the child’s best interests. A court will try to give both parents maximum involvement in the child’s life. This is often done through physical custody (where the child resides) or legal custody (the right to make life-altering decisions regarding the child). If there is more than one child involved, a judge will usually try to keep them together under the same roof.

Whether you need assistance with child custody, divorce, asset division, or child support, our family law attorneys in Schaumburg are just a phone call away. Allow us to bring clarity out of your family law chaos once and for all.

Schaumburg Family Laws Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How Long Does Child Support Last in Illinois?

In Illinois, the duty to provide support ends when the child turns 18.

2. Do I Really Have to Retain the Services of a Schaumburg Family Law Attorney?

While it’s technically not mandatory to retain a family law attorney for your case, it’s ultimately the best thing to do. An attorney from Petrelli Previtera, LLC, for example, will not only advise you on the best possible way forward, but they’ll also provide you with timely, straightforward answers to your most pressing concerns. We won’t leave your side as you pursue a favorable and satisfactory outcome for your case.

3. Is Divorce the Only Option for a Broken Marriage?

No. The Schaumburg family law attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC can also help with other options, such as non-divorce, annulment, and legal separation.

4. Is It Possible to Change an Existing Child Support Order in Illinois?

Yes. As a parent, it’s within your rights to pursue a modification to a current child support order. You simply need to file a motion with the court requesting an increase or decrease in the amount payable. However, for your modification request to be approved, you need to prove that there’s been a considerable and material change in your ability to honor the current support order.

Award-Winning Schaumburg Family Law Attorneys are Only One Call Away

For years, Petrelli Previtera, LLC has been the trusted law firm for Schaumburg families dealing with marriage dissolution and other family law matters. We resolve complex legal cases with compassion, dedication, and experience. If you need assistance in Schaumburg, IL, please contact us online today or via phone at (630) 491-9670 to request a consultation with a knowledgeable, award-winning local attorney.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.

Serving Clients at the Following Locations

Philadelphia1845 Walnut Street 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 523-6900view details
Montgomery County516 DeKalb Street Suite C Norristown, PA 19401(610) 924-2870view details
Doylestown123 N Broad Street, Doylestown, PA 18901(267) 938-4480view details
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West Chester, PA. 19380
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Schaumburg1750 E. Golf Rd, Suite 382 Schaumburg, IL 60173(630) 491-9670view details
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