Family Law & Divorce Lawyer in Lockport & Cook County IL

Dealing with legal matters within the family setting can be overwhelming. If you’re considering divorce, there are many legal and financial matters to address, such as asset division, maintenance, parenting time, and more.

Our team of compassionate family law attorneys at Giannola Legal LLC are here to help. We deeply understand the challenges faced by people pursuing divorce, and we have the expertise to successfully guide you through the process. We have years of experience serving as your Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall County divorce lawyers.

We understand that dealing with family law matters can be confusing. That’s why communication with our clients is our number one priority. We want you to understand the process and feel assured that we’re doing everything possible to help your case. To learn more about our services, simply contact us to set up your free initial consultation.

Our Legal Services

At Giannola Legal LLC, we provide a variety of family law services related to separation, divorce, child support, parenting time, adoption, and domestic violence issues. Here is an overview of some of the family law services we provide our clients.

Marriage & Divorce

Deciding to get divorced is difficult, and traversing the legal system after the fact is even tougher. Unfortunately, there are many issues that can arise from the dissolution of a marriage, including child support matters, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), parenting time (formerly known as child custody), asset division, and debt division.

In addition to these material matters, clients often face intense anxiety, emotional strain, and financial hardship during this time. Rest assured that the attorneys at Giannola Legal LLC are here to provide comfort and ease your burden on the road ahead.

Legal Separation

A legal separation occurs when a couple chooses to remain legally married but separates themselves physically and financially in hopes of resolving differences in the future, or in order to receive benefits that are only offered to married individuals.


In many cases, spouses have tried all avenues to save their marriage, but the marriage is simply over and divorce is imminent. In these cases, we highly recommended you seek legal counsel to represent you in your divorce action. A trusted attorney can also help you navigate the complicated issues of child support, parenting time, asset and debt division, maintenance, and in some serious cases, relocation, parenting with spouses that have addictions, divorcing a spouse that is not cooperating, and dissipation.

Post-Divorce Issues

Even after a divorce is finalized, certain legal challenges may still arise and cause problems. Our attorneys are prepared to help you fight for unpaid support, resolve property issues, make changes to marital settlement agreements or parenting allocation judgments, and more.

Uncontested Divorces & Document Review

If you have an amicable divorce, you may choose to represent yourself. In this instance, it’s still important to have a family law attorney on your side. A legal expert will be able to review your Marital Settlement Agreement and Parental Allocation Judgment to ensure everything is accurate, fair, and legally binding. Lengthy legal documents are best analyzed by a professional to ensure you set yourself up for success.

Parentage, Grandparent Visitation, & Adoption

Parentage Action & Paternity

If your child was born while you were unmarried, the court must determine the father-child relationship, also known as paternity, before you can receive child support payments. Our attorneys can help you with this process.

Child Support

Child support agreements can raise many issues both before and after a separation occurs. Our attorneys can help you settle child support payment amounts and child-related expenses, collect past-due support payments, fight incorrect arrearage awards, and modify child support.

Parenting Time (Formerly known as Child Custody)

Our family lawyers have extensive experience helping people come to an agreement on decisions with respect to their children. Parenting time can be a deeply sensitive issue, and we understand this. However, guardians have certain rights, and it’s our goal to help you protect those rights. Contact our attorneys at Giannola Legal LLC to learn what your parenting rights are under Illinois law.

Grandparent Visitation

In most cases, parents are in charge of deciding who is allowed to see their children. However, as a grandparent, you sometimes have the right to request a court order to spend time with your grandchild. Contact our attorneys to see if you qualify for this relief.


Adoption is a life-changing experience for many hopeful parents. If you’re interested in adopting a child, contact our office to set up a free initial consultation. We can guide you through the legal qualifications and complete the necessary documents to move you forward with the adoption process.

Domestic Violence

Orders of Protection

An order of protection is designed to stop instances of abuse or domestic battery. It can be challenging to reach out for help when a loved one is hurting you, but we encourage you to put yourself first. If you or a family member is being harmed or threatened in any way, do not hesitate to contact our family violence lawyers.

Our Approach

At Giannola Legal LLC, it’s our mission to provide our clients with clear, thorough communication. We know just how stressful it can be to navigate the legal system. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you understand the steps you need to take, the developments of your case, and the costs involved with the process.

While dealing with a family law issue can be overwhelming, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from the moment you call for a consultation, all the way through the end of your case. We promise to answer every email and phone call within 48 business hours so you never have to worry about what’s coming next.

As we work on your case, we will carefully examine all aspects to ensure we’re helping you achieve the most favorable outcome.

Schedule a Consultation with our Cook County Divorce Attorneys

Even if you and your spouse are on good terms, you’ll need a legal expert to help guide you through the complicated steps of the divorce process.

The attorneys at Giannola Legal LLC are compassionate, understanding individuals, who know just how deeply personal family law matters can be. We’re prepared to put you and your family at ease every step of the way. We’re the best family law firm in Chicago, Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall county.

Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation.