EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION WHEN LEGAL ISSUES AFFECT YOUR FAMILY
The attorneys of Kraft, Wood & Kelly, LLC, have represented clients in family law matters for over 80 years. With offices located in historic downtown Bloomington, our family law attorneys serve people throughout Central Illinois who face legal issues affecting their families.
Our practice areas include matters such as prenuptial agreements, divorce, parenting plans (formerly child custody and visitation), guardianship, paternity, child support, adoption, surrogacy contracts, and juvenile law. Regardless of the matter at hand, our firm strives to obtain optimal results for our clients, both by settlement and through contested litigation.
We handle all aspects of divorce, from the determination of parenting plans, child support, spousal support/maintenance, and division of property and debt. We can guide you through an uncontested or contested divorce, providing candid and reliable advice each step of the way.
ALLOCATION OF PARENTING RESPONSIBILITIES & PARENTING TIME
When families face legal matters involving the time parents spend with their children, talking with an experienced family law attorney often provides them with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about how to proceed. Serving the Greater Bloomington-Normal area, the lawyers at Kraft, Wood & Kelly, LLC, provide exceptional legal representation to clients dealing with matters related to divorce, allocation of parenting responsibilities and parenting time (child custody and visitation), determination of paternity, support, and modification of existing court orders.
Illinois attorneys calculate child support according to set statutory guidelines. The calculation may seem straightforward but, for many families, it can be more complex than anticipated. Moreover, there are numerous appellate court decisions that interpret the statutory guidelines, providing trial judges and parties additional guidance on how to calculate child support. All families — especially those with payor parents who are self-employed, or parents of children with special needs — benefit from speaking with an attorney before making decisions that affect child support.
Lawyers at Kraft, Wood & Kelly, LLC, represent clients in both related adoptions and unrelated adoptions. Related adoptions include stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, and co-parent adoptions. Unrelated adoptions include international re-adoptions, agency, private, and foster parent adoptions. We will ensure that matters are resolved smoothly and efficiently.
It is essential to hire an experienced attorney because each parentage case is unique. Accordingly, the attorneys at Kraft, Wood & Kelly, LLC, represent mothers and fathers in paternity and related matters. Many people do not realize that the laws in certain circumstances apply differently to children born outside of marriage. It is often necessary for parents to seek court orders to enforce child-related responsibilities and protect their rights.
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Seeking and defending domestic violence orders of protection
Attorneys Gina Wood and Kathleen Kraft are also trained family law mediators, both having received their training through Northwestern University and approved by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in 2005. Firm believers in resolving divorce and family law matters as peacefully, expeditiously, and cost-effectively as possible, Katy and Gina devote substantial time to mediating both parenting agreements and financial issues for parties seeking a more amicable approach to their issues.
Our firm handles a broad spectrum of juvenile law matters such as abuse, neglect, and dependency, and guardianship.