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Springfield Divorce Lawyer

Illinois Family Law Attorney

Focusing on Your Family During a Difficult Time

The trusted law firm of Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, provides a complete range of divorce and family law services for residents of Springfield and communities throughout Central Illinois. Many of our clients who come to us for business law matters also rely on our firm to help them through legal issues involving their families. As is the case with all of our attorneys throughout Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP [Link to Firm Overview], lawyers in our family law group take a sensible, thorough approach to legal advice and representation.

Experience has proven that emotional concerns and worries about the future often make family law custody disputes and property matters among the most complex to resolve. By taking a reasoned approach that focuses on what truly is best for your future, we are often able to use mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution to arrive at solutions that are cost-effective and best for everyone involved. Family law matters are handled by attorney Amy Schmidt, who has been named by LeadingLawyers.com as Top 10 Down State for domestic work.  Roland R. Cross also provides legal counsel to clients with family law-related and juvenile issues. In addition to his family law practice, he is an experienced mediator and child representative.

We can advise you regarding the following matters:


Also referred to as the dissolution of marriage, divorce is most often an emotionally-charged process. We provide clients with comprehensive advice and representation in all aspects of their divorce, including maintenance (alimony or spousal support), property division and issues involving children.

Child Custody and Visitation

A knowledgeable family law attorney at our firm can take the time to explain the different types of custody that may be sought during a divorce, such as sole custody and joint physical custody. Our firm can help clients deal with custody and visitation in conjunction with a divorce or for parents who have never been married. We also assist clients in seeking the enforcement of grandparent visitation rights.

Child Support

Illinois statute sets a specific range of guidelines through which the amount of child support a parent owes is calculated. A variety of numbers are input into this formula, including how many children the parents have, income, and other factors such as health care and child care costs.

Other Family Law Issues

We also confidently handle a range of other family law cases, including:

  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Mediation
  • Orders of protection
  • Appeals
  • Drafting and enforcement of prenuptial agreements
  • High income business valuation

Contact an Illinois divorce lawyer at Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, to learn more about our commitment to competency and integrity.

Springfield Office •
205 S. 5th Street
Suite 700
Springfield, IL 62701
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Chicago Office •
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Representative Clients

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, provides legal counsel and representation for businesses, government entities, and individuals in Springfield, Illinois, and downstate Illinois communities such as Decatur, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Rockford, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Effingham, Urbana, Danville, Galesburg, Kankakee, Carbondale, and Carlinville, Illinois.