When people learn that I am a family law attorney, I often get a shudder in response,... more
When people learn that I am a family law attorney, I often get a shudder in response, or the question, "How can you do that type of law?" The answer is simple. I know that I can help people through a major transition in their lives and make the process less painful for them, and, most importantly, for their children. Navigating the court system can be tricky enough. Add in the powerful emotions... view profile
Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-... more
Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, custody, paternity, visitation, pre-marital agreements, and domestic violence/ orders of protection in Cook, Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties. While in law school at DePaul University College of Law, Ms. Petersen earned a certificate in Public Interest Law and received a... view profile
An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.