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Most family law matters are best resolved through negotiation or mediation, especially if there are children involved. Traditional divorce and custody litigation are adversarial processes that often further damage strained family relationships. When the parties can reach an agreement without going to trial, the outcome is typically better for everyone. Attorney Darran Barhaugh is a certified mediator who can represent clients at mediation or serve as a mediator. When it is necessary, however, he will go to trial to protect his clients’ rights. The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. has an excellent record at trial and will argue aggressively for you. He has the experience to understand when it is time to stop negotiating and pursue the case at trial. Please call The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., at 630-355-9651 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your family law needs. Illinois Family Law Representation The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. provides a full spectrum of services to address your legal needs.
The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. provides a full spectrum of services to address your legal needs, including:
He strives to provide effective, cost-efficient legal service to individuals and families throughout Naperville and the surrounding area. As a client, you will work directly with The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. Larger law firms often pass clients off to inexperienced associates or paralegals, but you will work directly with a knowledgeable and friendly lawyer from start to finish.
Domestic violence can be a frightening, emotionally charged experience for everyone. Whether you have been the victim of domestic violence or are facing false accusations of it, you need an attorney who knows how to resolve these matters in a way that does not escalate the situation.
Attorney Darran Barhaugh has considerable experience handling Illinois domestic violence cases. He understands the importance of getting the facts and protecting the rights of his clients. You can turn to The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., for help with orders of protection, hearings and related proceedings such as divorce and child custody. Please call the firm in Naperville at 630-355-9651 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney.
Domestic Violence Allegations and Orders of Protection
If you or your children are in danger or have been victims of domestic abuse, attorney Darran Barhaugh can file an order of protection on your behalf. An order of protection prohibits all contact between the victims and alleged abusers. Depending on the details of the case, the person may receive a court order to leave your home, and you may receive temporary custody of any children you have together.
The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. can represent you at the hearings for temporary or emergency orders of protection. When appropriate, he will argue for temporary orders to be made permanent for two years.
In addition, he defends those who are contending with a wrongful accusation of domestic violence. He defends against orders of protection in family court as well as violations of protective orders in criminal court. Attorney Darran Barhaugh understands that people sometimes make false allegations of domestic assault when they are involved in contentious divorce or custody cases. He will determine the facts of the case and argue for your rights.
Protect Your Right To A Stable Financial Future After Divorce
Divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Couples with multiple real estate holdings, retirement savings, art collections, stocks and other investments, businesses, and children may be easily overwhelmed by all the vital decisions that must be made. However, the assistance of a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer can make the experience less stressful.
At The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., attorney Darran Barhaugh strives to help clients find solutions without creating additional pressure on a couple. He has the experience to value and divide complex assets. He will argue to protect your share of them. He can help you protect your interests regarding spousal support, child custody and child support with thoughtful negotiation and assertive trial litigation when necessary.
In Illinois, a contested divorce may take up to two years to resolve. Reaching an agreement through negotiation or mediation can significantly shorten this time frame. Attorney Darran Barhaugh is also a certified mediator who can either represent you at mediation or serve as a mediator.
Practical Solutions for Complex Divorce Issues
The accurate valuation of marital assets is a crucial part of the equitable division of marital property in a divorce. Marital debts are also subject to division in a divorce. An equitable division means “fair,” not necessarily equal.
The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. often works with forensic accountants, appraisers and financial experts when addressing assets such as your family home, vehicles, furnishings, financial accounts, as well as:
In addition to the division of assets, he assists with locating any hidden assets. When necessary, filing a temporary financial restraining order can prevent your spouse from transferring or wasting assets.
Clarity for Spousal Support and Children's Issues
Illinois does not have a statutory formula for calculating spousal support, so it is important to have an attorney protect your interests. The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. has represented working spouses as well as those who do not have careers and understands the need for support to provide an equalization of income. Support must be fair to both parties. In general, the court considers the income, assets and earning capability of each party, the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage and the tax consequences of the division of property.
When children are involved, attorney Darran Barhaugh will protect your parental rights in child custody disputes and child support. Mediation is required for most contested custody cases. However, this does not mean that the case will take years to resolve. Illinois law states that custody should be resolved within 18 months.
Child Custody Is One Of The Most Disputed Topics In Divorce
When parents cannot agree on custody arrangements, the court will decide on what is in the “best interest of the child” and make a custody decision based on a number of different factors. These factors may include:
At The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., in Naperville, attorney Darran Barhaugh represents all types of families engaged in Illinois child custody disputes and seeks to provide effective legal guidance that will benefit all parties. He believes each parent deserves a chance in building a connection with their child, and if it is within the best interest of the child, he will help to protect those parental rights.
Both Parents Must Contribute To Financial Child Support
The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., helps families throughout DuPage County, Kendall County and Will County with child support concerns. Whether you are the custodial parent seeking child support payments from the noncustodial parent or you need to figure out Illinois child support calculations, attorney offers experienced legal guidance.
Highly rated and selected as one of the Rising Stars for 2012 and 2014–2016 by Super Lawyers, attorney Darran Barhaugh is a strong advocate for his clients and can effectively represent individuals involved in complex family law disputes relating to child support matters.
Contact The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., in Naperville, to schedule a free initial consultation with experienced child support attorney Darran Barhaugh. Call 630-355-9651 for a prompt response to your questions and concerns.
Illinois Child Support Calculations
Every child support case is different. There are many factors that help determine how child support is calculated, including:
Based on these factors and the particular needs of each family, child support calculations, according to the Illinois Statutory Guidelines will be set using both parents incomes and the number of overnights for each parent.
Do You Have Questions About Your Rights As A Father?
As more fathers want equal time with their children, fathers’ rights cases have become increasingly common. If you are concerned about getting adequate rights to your child, The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., can help.
Attorney Darran Barhaugh represents fathers who are divorcing as well as those who were never married to their child’s mother. You can rely on attorney Darran Barhaugh‘s experience with Illinois family law. He is prepared to protect your parental rights in custody and paternity cases. Call the firm at 630-355-9651 to schedule a free consultation.
Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child
In Illinois, there is no automatic presumption by the court that mothers are better than fathers at raising children. Child custody is determined by what is in the best interest of the child, and most often, this means spending time with both parents. The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C. will argue for you to be awarded sufficient time with your child.
In cases involving unmarried parents, establishing legal paternity is necessary before custody proceedings can begin and before either party has rights or obligations. Paternity cases can involve some very sensitive issues. To protect the welfare of the child, however, it is best to determine paternity. Until paternity is established, the child has no right to child support and the father has no right to custody. The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., represents mothers or fathers in paternity suits.
Have Your Circumstances Significantly Changed?
Some divorce settlements may be subject to change. People’s lives constantly change, and when these changes take place as a result of job loss, employment gain, job promotion or relocation, The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., is here to guide you through it.
As with any life-altering event, it is important to seek wise counsel if you are unsure of what steps to take. Attorney Darran Barhaugh establishes long term with clients who depend on his knowledgeable advice and years of legal experience to help them make sound decisions when their life situations significantly change. If you do not know what to do when you have lost your job and still need to make child support payments, now is the time to ask an attorney.
Contact The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation to see what your options are for obtaining a post-decree modification. Get the help you need to make the right decision based on your needs and particular situation. Call 630-355-9651 to speak with attorney Darran Barhaugh.
Integrity Plus Advocacy Equals Results
Rated as one of the Rising Stars for 2012 and 2014–2016 by Super Lawyers, Darran Barhaugh is an attorney who embodies the spirit of upholding ethical standards in his practice of family law. Whether you just finalized your divorce and need to make immediate changes, or you’ve had an emergency, he is available to give you the time and personalized attention you deserve.
Call Today To Learn More About Post-Decree Modifications
Do not hesitate to revise your existing family court orders, including those for child custody, if your family’s circumstances are not the same as they were before. Some, not all, court orders may be subject to modification.
Traffic Ticket? Get Help Keeping A Clean Driving Record
If you have received a traffic ticket in DuPage, Kendall or Will County, Illinois, and you haven’t paid it, chances are you will have to pay late fees and penalties and go to court to contest the ticket. Either way, your driving record will be affected. However, with the help of a qualified traffic violations attorney, you could keep your driving record clean and avoid going to court.
At The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., in Naperville, attorney Darran Barhaugh provides experienced representation for all types of traffic violations involving:
Aggressive Representation To Protect Your Driving Privileges
Attorney Darran Barhaugh works aggressively to protect your driving privileges and rights. Minor traffic violations may seem small in comparison to violations that lead to car accidents and fatalities, but even minor traffic ticket violations can have major repercussions. Get the legal help you need with traffic violations you wish to contest to keep your driving record clean.