Representing Families for 25 Years
Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C., was founded by Joseph M. Lucas more than 25 years ago. Since then, Mr. Lucas, along with attorney Edward Siebert, has helped hundreds of families in Barrington and throughout the northwestern suburbs of Illinois resolve their most challenging family disputes.
As experienced Barrington family law attorneys, we are equipped to handle all of your family law matters, including:
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
Our lawyers will handle all aspects of your contested or uncontested divorce or legal separation. We will help you create realistic goals around spousal maintenance and determine if you can expect to pay or receive permanent maintenance. We will also identify any tax problems that may arise during your divorce. If domestic violence is an issue in your family law case, we will assist you in filing or defending against orders of protection. We will also help you avoid the top 10 mistakes people make in divorce and educate you on the divorce procedures and time frames.
While we recommend negotiation, mediation and collaborative law whenever possible as a way to keep your attorney fees to a minimum, we also have decades of courtroom experience if your dispute needs to be resolved by a judge.
As an accountant, Mr. Lucas is particularly qualified to handle your complex property division issues, including the characterization of separate vs. marital property and the division of retirement funds and home equity. We can also assist you with any real estate problems, including short sales.
High Net Worth Divorce
Our attorneys are familiar with the unique issues involved in high net worth divorce involving business executives and business owners. We will assist you with the valuation of businesses and professional practices. Additionally, we will help you address any issues relating to taxes and maintaining lifestyles after divorce.
Child Custody and Child Support
We will help you protect your child's best interests and preserve your relationships through favorable child custody and visitation agreements. If child relocation is an issue in your case, we can represent you on either side of the matter. We will also help you understand your rights and obligations regarding child support, including college contributions. We are also strong proponents for fathers' rights and grandparents' rights.
Contact Our Hoffman Estates Divorce Attorneys
To set up an initial 30-minute consultation for a fee of $40, call 847-462-4974 or 866-936-5310. You may also contact us online.