Family Law (Domestic Relations)

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Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, attorney Reuben A. Bernick can help. He has served families in Chicago for more than 35 years, and he provides legal services in all areas of family law:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Attorney Bernick assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. He handles the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.

Divorce should not lead to financial crises, and Attorney Bernick can help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation
Attorney Bernick protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support
Attorney Bernick can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Attorney Bernick can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, Attorney Bernick can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce — including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Attorney Bernick is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Illinois to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands. It can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. Attorney Bernick is a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Attorney Bernick expects the unexpected. He drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests — agreements that can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce.

Contact Attorney Bernick today
To schedule an appointment to discuss your family law situation, call Attorney Bernick at 312-236-7091 or contact him online today.