While The Gitlin Law Firm’s main office is in Woodstock, we regularly handle cases in Boone County as well. Boone County is part of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, and shares the Circuit with Winnebego County. The court house for Boone County is located in Belvidere, Illinois at 601 N. Main Street.
We offer a unique perspective for Boone County divorces, in that we are a preeminent divorce and family law firm, having written and updated our book: Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law. The Gitlin Law Firm serves the following towns and villages in Boone County: Belvidere, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Poplar Grove, Candlewick Lake, and Garden Prairie.
The Gitlin Law firm concentrates its practice on family law issues. This means that we handle divorce, custody (now called parenting time), alimony (maintenance), child support, business valuation in divorce, retirement benefit division, QDROs.
Another unique perspective that we bring is our understanding of retirement accounts, both private and governmental, and how to properly divide retirement benefits in divorce. We have the knowledge, understanding and skills to draft Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders (QILDROs), Court Orders Acceptable for Processing (COAPs), etc. in house.
Boone County, Illinois Local Links re Divorce and Paternity Issues:
- General Information Regarding Divorce/Family/Child Support in Boone County: https://boonecircuitclerk.us/page/72/civil
- PACT (Parents and Children Together) Educational Program: https://www.familymatters-pact.com/PACTClass.html
- Local Court Rules of the 17th Judicial Circuit: http://www.illinois17th.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=379&Itemid=210
- Local Court Rules for Divorce Cases: http://www.illinois17th.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=378&Itemid=84
- General Orders of the 17th Judicial Circuit: http://www.illinois17th.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=5&Itemid=42
- Illinois Standardized Forms for the Circuit Court: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/Circuit.asp
- Judges of the Boone County 17th Judicial Circuit: http://www.boonecountyil.org/content/17th-circuit-judges
- Clerk of the Court: http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/circuitclerk and https://boonecircuitclerk.us/