Illinois Family Law Articles, News, and Issues

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Most people are aware of the place and value of premarital agreements, also called prenuptial agreements or prenups. Through prenuptial agreements, engaged couples can clarify — and document — intentions with regard to property and other important aspects of an upcoming marriage. Fiances and fiancees can agree, in writing, on what religious identity children will […]

From a bitter property division dispute to determining child support, a number of divorce legal issues can make separation very difficult. At the law offices of Manassa, Stassen & Vaclavek, P.C., we remain committed to simplifying the divorce process and helping people who are dealing with separation move forward. Whether a couple is worried about […]

Family situations are constantly changing. What works for you and a former spouse today may not work down the road. At Manassa, Stassen & Vaclavek PC, we routinely work with families in Illinois to file post-judgment actions in order to best serve their interests. Knowing the options that are available to you can bring you […]

Melinda Carmen Melinda Carmen, (Associate), has been with Manassa, Stassen & Vaclavek, P.C. since 2008.  She began her career as a law clerk and returned as an attorney upon admission to the bar. Melinda concentrates her practice on complex family law matters, including the negotiation and preparation of marital settlement agreements, […]

For Illinoisans involved in divorce, the emotional toll is likely well known. When dealing with an issue as potentially divisive as a divorce, sometimes it is hard for individuals to maintain a respectful and calm attitude with one another. When the issue of child custody enters into the debate, the emotions can skyrocket and get […]

Accusations of domestic violence are double-edged swords. On the one side, many men, women and children are victims of unjustifiable acts of violence and deserve the highest degree of compassion and advocacy. On the other side, however, many individuals are falsely accused of abuse, assault or battery by vengeful ex-spouses or ex-partners who desire to […]