- Dissolution of Marriage
We handle all types of divorce cases from those who wish to amicably resolve their differences through mediation or for those where litigation is necessary.
- Child Support
Our extensive experience in obtaining, modifying and enforcing child support orders is a benefit, especially for contentious situations. Like most states, Illinois follows an income sharing approach. Newman & Lum can determine how it may affect your case.
- Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities
Formerly known as “custody” in Illinois, Allocation of Rights and Responsibilities guides the determination of the relationship between parents and children. We can assist you in understanding your rights and responsibilities.
- Division of Assets
Newman & Lum can help you understand the assets and liabilities of your family and help tailor a plan so that you have the means for financial stability now and in the future.
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement allows you, rather than a judge, to identify your marital and non-marital assets and how to divide them if you divorce. Our firm collaborates with you to draft an agreement that can avoid future litigation.
- Spousal Maintenance
While Illinois now has a formula for determining maintenance, our firm knows how to apply this formula specifically to your case or when to request a deviation if the formula is not a right fit for you or your family. We also can assist with review, modification, enforcement and termination of spousal maintenance.
- Orders of Protection
If you require an order of protection for yourself — or need to defend against false allegations leading to an order of protection against you — call us to discuss your situation.
- Equitable Mediation
Marcy Newman, a certified mediator, completed her training at Northwestern University. She offers alternative dispute resolution to assist both parties in reaching an agreement without litigation.