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Charles T. Newland Chicago Family Law Attorney | Divorce Lawyer | Chid Custody
Newland Law Centers, LLC
Services available in
Cook and Lake County

Experienced, Quality and Caring Representation.

Family Law

Refers to dissolution of marriage (divorce) parentage/paternity (never married couples who have a child or children together); pre and post nuptial agreements.

Child Support

All parents have a duty to support their children. Effective July, 2017 Illinois has moved to the income share model, following most other states with income shares – the incomes of both parents are considered in calculating each parent’s responsibility for support.


Now known as Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Illinois law now provides a model where parents have equal rights and responsibilities relating to their children. Major decisions may be allocated jointly to the parties or apportioned between them.


Now known as Allocation of Parenting Time, Illinois law now provides a model where parenting time is apportioned between the parents based upon the child’s best interests, and neither parent is designated as merely a “visiting parent”.


Formerly alimony, this law changed in 2016 and again in 2017, with the Illinois courts now following a guideline approach based upon the incomes of both parties as well as length of the marriage.

Uncontested or Agreed Divorce

There are several models of alternative dispute resolution available in Illinois where the focus is on negotiation rather than litigation. Contact our office to discuss collaborative law, mediation, the hybrid model known as cooperative law, and other means of peacefully resolving family law matters.

Free Consultation

We represent clients in Arlington Heights, Chicago, the Northwest Suburbs, and Lake County. Contact our office at (847)797-9300 to schedule a free consultation.

Cook County OFFICE

3601 W Algonquin RD, STE 990
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008


728 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, Illinois 60048


Phone: (847) 797-9300
Fax: (847) 797-9301