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Kendall County Real Estate and Divorce Attorneys

Yorkville, IL Divorce Attorney

Gateville Law Firm handles divorce and real estate transactions, unlike most divorce attorneys. Our founding partner, Sean Robertson, used to concentrate solely on dissolution of marriage proceedings. Attorney Robertson transitioned from divorce and child custody law because he wanted a firm structure to support him before re-entry into divorce law. One of the key lessons learned was his desire to limit the number of divorce cases and provide highly-personalized services. As a result, attorney Robertson and his team restrict the number of clients they represent, unlike most divorce lawyers. The distinctive culture of family law attorneys is high-volume and non-responsive legal representation. At Gateville Law Firm, we provide highly responsive legal representation for select customers. Our retainers start at $5,000 for contested proceedings because we represent a small fraction of clients compared to most divorce attorneys.

When you go through a divorce, you and your spouse must make multiple difficult decisions that will impact your and your family's lives. Dividing marital property is a complex undertaking, predominantly when your marital property consists of your primary residence, vacation properties, or investment real estate.

Gateville Law Firm provides dedicated attorneys and support staff experienced in understanding real estate transactions and property division. Divorce attorneys must be more suited to handle complex business, real estate, and wealth matters involving limited liability companies, trusts, and other legal instruments. Here, the team at Gateville Law Firm has significant experience handling real estate transactions, business entities, and trust strategies, and we are often involved in complex and high-net-worth divorces. In addition, divorce proceedings involve necessary financial proceedings, which must be protected.

Dividing Real Estate in Kendall County and Surrounding Areas

Under Illinois law, real estate acquired during the marriage is considered marital property. Marital property is subject to property division in a divorce. The title holder's name is insignificant, because marital property is presumed to be owned by both spouses, regardless of the legal title. Illinois law requires the marital estate to be fairly and equitably divided between spouses. The process of dividing marital property is subject to appraisals and litigation. The marital settlement agreement and property division can occur when the value is established. Refinancing of the primary residence may result in a buy-out by one spouse of the other spouse's equity. In the alternative, marital properties may be sold, and the proceeds will then be divided among spouses. Non-marital property transfers may not be subject to the divorce court, but Illinois courts can consider non-marital assets when making decisions about the property division.

The Sale of Real Estate During the Divorce Process

Unlike most divorce attorneys, Gateville Law Firm understands how divorce affects both spouses and is an excellent real estate law firm for divorcing spouses. We can assist you with the purchase and sale of real estate. Our real estate attorney and support staff have over 50 years of real estate experience involving primary residences, estate transactions, and real estate transactions where both spouses are going through the divorce process. Unlike most divorce attorneys, we also understand real estate closings, including quit claim deeds and closings involving marital, vacation, and investment real estate.

The Divorce Process

We also can help spouses resolve the following types of matters:

  • Child Support Matters: Child support issues require experienced counsel to address high incomes and fluctuating incomes and asset levels. Gateville Law Firm provides high-quality and personalized representation in matters involving child support and related expenses.
  • Spousal Maintenance and Modification Proceedings: Our divorce lawyer oversees all matters related to spousal maintenance. In addition to establishing spousal maintenance orders, we assist with modifying existing alimony and spousal support in Yorkville and nearby areas.
  • Child Custody and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities: The allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time is a significant part of dissolution of marriage and other family law proceedings. Our lawyer provides highly responsive and high-quality divorce and child support representation in Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, and nearby areas.
  • High-Asset Divorces: High-asset divorces and proceedings may involve complex trust, financial, business, and real estate holdings, which Gateville Law Firm is uniquely qualified to handle. Unlike most divorce attorneys, we limit the number of divorce cases at accept. In addition, we promptly return emails and phone calls, which is a common complaint about divorce attorneys.
  • Post-Divorce Modifications: Terms of a divorce decree may be modified after finalization, such as the following:
    • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
    • Parenting Time and Relocation Proceedings
    • Child Support
    • Spousal Maintenance and Support

Contact our Kendall County Real Estate and Divorce Attorneys

Our divorce and real estate attorney is equipped to manage high-net-worth divorce proceedings involving complex estate, divorce, custody, business, and real estate division matters. We limit our divorce representation to a small number on divorce matters to give personalized, customized attention to all our clients. Unlike most divorce lawyers, this personalized attention results in phone calls and emails being returned promptly. Contact Gateville Law Firm at 630-780-1034 for an initial consultation.

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