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Joliet - Will County, Family Law & Divorce Lawyer


Attorney Muñoz is a TRUE courtroom trial lawyer. He does not back down from a courtroom fight if that provides the best outcome for his clients and ensures protection of their rights.

We help people with these issues:

  • Adoptions

  • Alimony

  • Annulments / Invalidity of Marriage

  • Appeals

  • Asset Discovery

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Child Support Modifications

  • Child Visitation

  • Civil Orders of Protection

  • Civil Union and Same-Sex Marriage

  • Contested Divorce

  • Contesting Prenuptial Agreements

  • Custody Evaluations

  • Custody Issues for Non-Married Parents

  • Divorce

  • Divorce and Business Valuations

  • DNA Paternity Testing

  • Domestic Partnership Agreements

  • Domestic Violence

  • Enforcement of Orders – Support, Maintenance, and Visitation Orders

  • Estate Planning

  • Fathers’ Rights

  • Forensic Accounting & Business Evaluators

  • Grandparents’ Rights

  • Guardianships

  • Legal Separation

  • Maintenance Modifications / Termination

  • Mothers’ Rights

  • Name Change(s)

  • Orders Of Protection

  • Parental Relocation or Removal

  • Paternity / Parentage

  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

  • Pre-divorce Planning

  • Property Division

  • Relocation with a Child / Children

  • Same-Sex Divorce

  • Separation

  • Spousal Maintenance

  • Stepparent Adoption

  • Support

  • Support & College Education

  • Support & Day Care

  • Uncontested Divorce

  • Visitation


Specific areas of our family law practice include:


  • Child custody and visitation — Courts in DuPage County, Will County and those throughout Illinois require mediation in custody and visitation cases. We share their concern in making decisions in the children's best interests and we encourage our clients to do the same. However, our clients' view of the children's best interests remains paramount. Parents may disagree on what is best for their children, but we pursue an agreement through the mediation process or, if necessary, a decision from a judge.


  • Child and spousal support — The Law Firm of Rick Muñoz, our Joliet spousal and child support attorney understand that money-related issues can cloud decision-making in both contested anduncontested divorce proceedings. Cooperation turns into a courtroom fight when financial support becomes an issue. For child support, there are guidelines to calculate net income. Spousal support takes the form of temporary and permanent maintenance with various factors that determine amounts paid and received.


  • Paternity/parentage — When a child is born to an unmarried couple no longer together, paternity is an important step in establishing financial responsibility and quality time with the newborn. Birth certificates do not determine fatherhood. DNA testing validates the biological link for mothers to secure support and fathers to have custody or visitation.


  • Modifications and post-decrees — Following a divorce, circumstances change for ex-spouses. New jobs, loss of employment or remarriages force them to revisit existing divorce decrees related to custody and child and spousal support.


Contact a Joliet Family Law and Divorce Attorney Today for a Free Consultation

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law and divorce lawyer, please contact our Joliet office or email us today! Se Habla Español.

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