Results-Oriented Family Law Representation

More Than 30 Years Of Family Law Experience

At Abate & Smith, we serve the needs of those facing a wide range of family law issues, including:

  • DivorceDivorce is a pivotal time in anyone's life. Having skilled representation to help you make the right choices to secure effective resolutions that help you today and tomorrow.
  • Child custody and visitation — When something as important as child custody is being decided, make sure the lawyer you choose can protect your best interests.
  • Child support — We can help you secure appropriate levels of child support.
  • Alimony — Whether you need alimony or are opposing the awarding of alimony, our experience in dealing with the subject can help you pursue the outcome you need.
  • Property division — The proper division of the marital estate can help both spouses move on with their lives and begin establishing their new households.
  • Small-business ownership in divorce — If a small business is part of your marital estate, make sure that you are working with an attorney who understands how to effectively address the issues that will come up.
  • Division of retirement accounts — The division of retirement accounts and benefits is a part of most divorces. We can help you pursue a distribution of those assets that works for you.
  • Child relocations/move-aways — When one parent in a shared custody arrangement wants to move away, it can create issues. We can help resolve those issues and protect your best interests.
  • Domestic violence — We assist those who are experiencing domestic violence as well as those facing accusations of domestic violence.
  • Modifications — When child custody arrangements, child support levels or any other family law matter needs to be updated or if you need help objecting to a modification, we can help.
  • Division of compensation in divorce — Personal injury and workers' compensation verdicts, awards and settlements may be part of the marital estate and may need to be divided.
  • Adoption — We assist with stepparent adoptions and other types of adoptions.
  • Paternity — Are you a mother pursuing child support? Are you a father trying to secure child custody rights? We can help bring a paternity action to resolve those issues.
  • Guardianships — We can help you establish a guardianship for a child or adult who is in need of assistance.

Family Law Attorney Serving Rockford, Illinois

Abate & Smith can help you with all of your family law issues. To schedule an initial consultation, call 815-516-8169 or contact us online.