Geneva Divorce Lawyer – Kane County DuPage County Protecting Clients’ Interests Since 1981
If you are getting divorced, the The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick & Associates of Geneva, Illinois provides peace of mind to clients with knowledgeable legal counsel and experienced representation in court or through negotiations. Our firm serves all communities of Kane County as well as Kendall, Dekalb and DuPage Counties.
We have helped many hundreds of people emerge from the havoc of divorce with a fair settlement that addresses property division, custody of the children, and spousal support in a spirit of resolution. We strive for equitable agreements that allow childless couples to go their separate ways, and workable arrangements that enable divorcing parents to continue as partners in raising children with love and values.
Experienced, Professional and a Strong Advocate
Doug Warlick has practiced law in Illinois since 1981. He is active in the Kane County and DuPage County Bar Associations, maintaining a high degree of professionalism and immersion in the law. Equally capable in mediation, negotiation, Collaborative Law, or litigation,he attempts to resolve divorce matters through mutual resolution when possible. When court hearings or full-fledged divorce trials are unavoidable, he is a formidable and seasoned litigator who aggressively defends and protects his client’s interests.
The Property Settlement
Mr. Warlick has experience in business law, real estate law, and civil litigation, which all come into play as he negotiates property divisions. He offers the ability to develop creative approaches to settle or litigate marital and non-marital property issues. The aim is to strategically get his clients to a fair resolution as efficiently as possible.
When the spouses have highly unequal incomes, education levels, or earning potentials, the court may grant spousal maintenance (alimony) to one of the divorcing spouses. The amount and duration of spousal support depends on many factors, including the length of the marriage, the ages and health of the parties, and custody arrangements. The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick & Associates makes certain that the client understands the process because alimony awards frequently cannot be later modified by the court.
The divorce settlement includes many child support orders and provisions that can be modified at a later date if financial circumstances change, but the property settlement cannot be modified (unless fraud is revealed).
Occasionally, perhaps due to age, disability, religious conviction, or other circumstances, a legal separation is a better avenue for you than a final divorce. Although it involves essentially the same process, family law attorney Douglas B. Warlick can ensure that you obtain the appropriate resolution for your unique situation.
As necessary, we draft and litigate prenuptial or antenuptial agreements and other creative contracts, such as cohabitation agreements, to address the needs of people who are not married.Contact a Geneva divorce lawyer who will serve your interests, aggressively when necessary, and ensure you are treated fairly in the settlement agreement. We offer a discounted initial consultation. Mr. Warlick will meet with you and personally attend to every aspect of your divorce case.