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An attorney should be retained to finalize your adoption, even if you are adopting through an adoption agency. All legal documents, together with specific forms and documents should be prepared and submitted by an attorney. Adoption and child custody cases are specialized areas of law with unique issues not always known or understood by general domestic relations attorneys.

Child Support

A divorce settlement or judgment following a divorce trial will define the terms of child custody, child support, and child visitation.

According to Illinois law, both parents have a duty to contribute to the support of their child. Courts are reluctant to release one parent from contributing to the support of the child even if the other parent can fully support the child alone.

When circumstances change post-divorce, child support terms may need to be modified. Illinois rules of civil procedure apply to the practice of family law. Hiring an attorney can help you protect your rights.


A divorce can be a difficult and painful experience. In addition to the emotional aspects of divorce, there are significant legal and financial issues to consider.

At Brinkoetter Law Office we understand how sensitive and difficult your circumstances are. We listen to you and provide an objective assessment of your situation. We work with you to ensure your rights are protected.

Criminal and Juvenile Expungement