Lake County Family Law Attorney

Grayslake Child Support Lawyer

Family law disputes are often painful and difficult. When emotions run high, people can make poor decisions that will affect them for years to come. I am Charles E. Rapin, Attorney at Law. I have more than 29 years of experience practicing law. I represent clients in Illinois and Wisconsin in family law matters. Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney.

I assist clients with a wide range of family law cases, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Enforcement actions
  • Post decree modifications
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile cases - termination of parental rights, DCFS cases, parents rights

Often, the best way to resolve these issues is through mediation and negotiation. Even when the parties are angry with one another, it is important to remember that the courts are impartial and may not resolve your issues in the same understanding you have of your family situation. You have to live with the order the court makes; if you come to an agreement with your spouse, you can better ensure it truly is acceptable. I help my clients reach amicable solutions. I have been a licensed arbitrator in Illinois for over 29 years.

When it is not possible to reach a positive solution through negotiation, I use my extensive litigation experience to represent my clients in court. I am a former assistant state's attorney in Lake County. However the case progresses, I am careful to protect my clients' pocketbooks as well as their legal interests. The expense of legal matters can be substantial. It is vital to choose a lawyer who will help you limit your costs while still protecting your rights.

You have a range of options on how to proceed with a family law case. For assistance with family law issues from a knowledgeable family law and divorce lawyer, please contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.