Rockford Family Law Lawyers
In almost any family law matter, ranging from defense of your parental rights and financial interests in a divorce to consideration of all legal issues in a guardianship or adoption case, quality legal representation can make the difference. Please contact us at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., when you must confront and overcome a family law challenge in Northern Illinois.
No attorney can say he or she has dealt with all your issues before, because every family law matter is singular and unique. However, the legal experience and accomplishments of our lawyers Peggy D. Gerkin, David L. Montenegro, Joseph C. Ponitz, and Sheila Amiry can provide the confidence and peace of mind you need in troubled times.
Divorce — Custody and Visitation — Guardianship — Adoption
We are well prepared to represent you in:
- Divorce proceedings, including contested issues of custody, spousal support and property division
- Child custody and visitation matters beyond divorce, including those associated with parental relocation or misconduct
- Post-divorce matters, including the need to modify child support or spousal maintenance
- Guardianship and adoption cases
Our family law attorneys are compassionate and empathetic. Beyond understanding the best way to fight for your financial interests, which may involve retaining favorable interest in a QDRO or pension, we will hear you out on personal goals regarding your family relationships.
Equally Capable of Negotiating or Litigating Your Case
Our approach is patient and balanced, clearly geared toward serving the best interests of our clients and any children involved. We strive for amicable and fair settlement of family matters, with an eye toward affordability and allowing all parties to emerge as emotionally intact as possible. In fact, attorney Peggy D. Gerkin is a certified family mediator.
However, when your case calls for aggressive defense of your rights against a difficult adversary, we are certainly up to the task. Our ability to assemble facts and argue a case is evidenced by numerous favorable custody outcomes earned for both fathers and mothers.
The outcome of your family law case may influence your life and well-being for decades to come. We want you to make an informed, confident decision about your legal representation, and so we offer a free initial consultation.