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Concerned, accessible attorney pursues your goals aggressively

Divorce can be emotionally and financially devastating, for you, your spouse, and especially for your children. At Brainard Law Offices LLC, we guide you through the legal process as smoothly as possible. We put you and your children’s interests first, we look for the most non-contentious solution and we do everything we can to minimize your family’s stress. However, if an amicable settlement proves impossible, we are prepared to fight for you and your children in court all the way to a verdict from the Court.

Complete divorce sand family law services from engaged and determined attorney

At Brainard Law Offices, we strive to provide the most skilled, aggressive and cost-effective legal services anywhere in the Charleston / Mattoon area, Coles County, Illinois. We understand that a great deal of your stress comes from not knowing what to expect from the divorce process, so we provide the information you need to maintain your peace of mind. From the moment you retain our services, we remain accessible with flexible office hours and 24 hour phone and email service so you can have your divorce questions answered as they arise.

Whether undertaking mediation to achieve an uncontested divorce, or litigate contentious issues to uphold your parental and property rights, you can be confident that you’re receiving quality representation for all your divorce concerns, including:

Child custody and support — The court makes decisions based on the best interests of the children. We present your case persuasively to protect your parental rights and the welfare of your children.

Equitable distribution of property — The court is charged with identifying marital assets and debts and dividing them in a manner that is fair. As your advocates, we assert your rights to retain your separate property and receive the share of marital assets to which you’re entitled.

Alimony / Maintenance — Spousal support or maintenance is not automatic. The court considers many factors when deciding whether alimony or maintenance is called for and in what amount. We work diligently to persuade the court to weigh factors that favor your future financial security.

Modification of Support / Terms of Dissolution:  At Brainard Law Offices, we often deal with requests to modify child support payments, due to changes in custody or other circumstances and modifications of other terms of the original agreement(s) between both parties.  Our firm can negotiate modifications, and will seek Court approval of those changes if needed.  We are here to protect your rights, no matter how long ago you were divorced.

Failure to Comply With Terms:  When a couple divorces, typically they will enter into a Marital Settlement Agreement and Custody Agreement, if required.  Several years later, it may be that one spouse does not comply with the terms of those agreements.  Please contact our firm so we can remedy that for you.

Your divorce does not have to be an agonizing process. With concerned legal counsel, you can look forward to the future with confidence and hope.  Our firm is here for you, even if issues were to arise years in the future. 

For quality divorce or family law representation in central Illinois, contact Brainard Law Offices.

Family Law: Divorce, Annulment, Child Custody, and Modification of Prior Agreements