How do I hire an attorney

What are ‘mandated reporters’?

Granholm & Gynac
This is a question our team are asked from time to time regarding reports of suspected child abuse. Many different people can initiate an investigation. The list includes other family members, neighbors and friends. In terms of occupations, reports are made by medical staff, social service workers, counselors, and school administrators or teachers. However, within…
Read More
Child adoption services Joliet IL

Child custody dos

Granholm & Gynac
As a parent, you’ll be committed to winning your child custody case. Unfortunately, not knowing what to do can adversely affect your chances of winning. Here are 6 dos that can help you win your child custody case. Collaborate with your ex-partner as much as possible Hire a family attorney Exercise your parental rights Recognize…
Read More
What is a prenup

3 reasons pre-nuptials are becoming more popular

Granholm & Gynac
Thinking of consulting with a family attorney for a prenup but worried about the stigma? Don’t fret, prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular, especially among millennials. Why is this? Millennials tend to marry later in life. Marrying older means they have had more time to acquire assets and build wealth. Fear of divorce. Many millennials…
Read More
How do I get a restraining order

What is a ‘No Stalking Order’?

Granholm & Gynac
Technically, standard Orders of Protection are only for situations involving blood relatives, family, or household scenarios. So, how can legal protection be provided when a person believes they are being harassed by others, such as co-workers, neighbors, or even strangers? This is where No Stalking Orders (commonly known as Restraining Orders) can be obtained by…
Read More
I need a divorce lawyer

3 reasons why you need a postnuptial agreement

Granholm & Gynac
A postnuptial agreement is a contract drafted during marriage to sort out complicated assets, income, finances, and future plans concerning children. Although postnups are less common, they’re vital in allowing couples to communicate effectively on important marital and financial decisions. Here are three reasons why you need a post-nuptial agreement. To avoid joint liability for…
Read More
What is a paternity test

What is a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity?

Granholm & Gynac
Also known as a VAP, it’s a way to legally substantiate your relationship as the biological father of your child. This is important because in Illinois law, if the child’s parents were not married at the time of birth, then legal steps must be taken to establish your paternity – and have your name inserted…
Read More
I need a lawyer

Three things to know about the mediation process

Granholm & Gynac
Mediation is an option to consider in a range of situations. These can include divorce, spousal maintenance, contested wills, and child custody, visitation and support. But many people wonder if mediation is for them. Here are three things it’s good to know when deciding… It is a voluntary process It is only legally binding if…
Read More
What is a prenup

What to include in your pre-nuptial agreement

Granholm & Gynac
A prenup is a contract between two individuals that specifies the liabilities and assets they bring to the marriage. It also determines your property rights should your marriage end in a divorce. Some of the items to include in your pre-nuptial agreement are: Saving and spending strategies Financial obligations during the marriage Separate and marital…
Read More
What is a power of attorney

The four types of power of attorney

Granholm & Gynac
When creating a living trust, you’re required to appoint a power of attorney who will act in your place when you’re incapacitated. Here are four types of power of attorney that can help you make an informed decision. General – your power of attorney can perform any act, including opening financial accounts and signing financial…
Read More
Menu