Family Law

Solving Family Law Problems With Dignity

Facing any kind of legal challenge can be intimidating. However, few legal problems hit as close to home as a family law matter. Samuel J. Erkonen, P.C., is committed to providing exceptional personal service and effective legal advocacy to families in Plainfield and surrounding communities. Family law disputes are commonly associated with emotional turmoil and stress. Sam draws on his substantial experience and strives to reduce the stress for our clients while zealously guarding their rights.

Full-Service Family Law Representation

Whether your family law challenge involves parenting time and child support concerns, the establishment of paternity to create parental rights and responsibilities legally, or building a family through adoption, Sam has the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals. As a birth father, adoptive parent and foster parent, Sam knows how important your children are to you. He is determined to protect the well-being of children and the parental rights of his clients.

Solving family law problems efficiently can reduce the stress, emotional turmoil and financial costs to allow you to move forward to a brighter future. However, Sam is an accomplished trial lawyer who will not hesitate to take your case before a judge if the opposing party is not willing to settle the issues reasonably. Your best interests are Sam's top priority. He can help you obtain the best results across the spectrum of family law matters such as:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce, commonly referred to a dissolution of marriage
  • Property division
  • Child custody, which is now called parental responsibilities and parenting time under Illinois law
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support
  • Family law appeals
  • Post-judgment family law modifications, including child support, spousal maintenance and or changes in parental responsibilities and parenting time
  • Paternity matters
  • Updating estate plans to reflect changes in the family structure

Speak Confidentially With An Accomplished Family Law Attorney

To speak with a compassionate attorney who will take the time to understand your goals and concerns, contact Sam online or call 815-919-6580. Choosing a lawyer is a personal decision. To that reason, Sam offers free initial consultations to allow you to feel comfortable in your choice.