The Law Office of Christina Martell

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27475 Ferry Road, Suite 130, Warrenville, IL 60555

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DuPage County Adoption and Family Law Attorney

A Compassionate Lawyer for Adoption, Divorce, Paternity, and Real Estate Cases in Kane County, DuPage County, and Cook County, Illinois

Dealing with matters involving family law can be a stressful and complicated process. In these cases, you will want to work with an attorney who understands your family's needs and can help you address the legal, financial, and practical concerns you are facing. Attorney Chrissie Martell can provide the legal help you need in situations involving divorce, adoption, child custody, and more. She will work to protect your rights and your children's best interests at all times. Contact us at 630-717-2772 to schedule a consultation today.

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"Chrissie is an exceptional attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is down to earth and highly professional. Not only is she reliable but she is a lawyer you can trust. I highly recommend Chrissie."-Stephanie, Fellow Attorney

"Christina Martell came highly recommended by a friend I work with everyday. I needed help navigating a situation where our prior Landlord had threatened to sue us for unfounded damages that..."-Nathan

"I hired Chrissie as my real estate attorney for the closing of our condo. She was incredibly responsive and communicative, and answered any questions I had. The sellers attorney and title..."-Jennifer

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Adoption

Adoption

We can help you expand your family through different types of adoption options

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Family Law

Family Law

We offer compassionate legal help on issues related to child custody and paternity

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Divorce

Divorce

We will work with you to negotiate a divorce settlement or represent you in divorce litigation

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Real Estate

Real Estate

We assist home buyers and sellers with purchase contracts, home inspections, and closings

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Adoption

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Adopting a child can be incredibly rewarding, but adoptive parents will need to be prepared to address a wide variety of legal requirements. Chrissie can assist with related adoptions involving step-parents or other family members, private adoptions done through an agency or an agreement between birth parents and adoptive parents, or DCFS adoptions of children in the foster care system. She can also help create open adoption agreements for birth parents who want to continue to have a relationship with their biological children. She will work with you to complete the adoption process as smoothly as possible.

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Adoption

Family Law

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Family members may need to address and resolve multiple types of legal issues. Chrissie can assist with child custody issues involving the allocation of parental responsibilities, including decision making and parenting time, and she can also ensure that children receive the proper amount of child support. She can help establish paternity in order to protect parental rights and make sure children can receive the financial, medical, and personal benefits they deserve. She can also work with those who are caring for a child to establish guardianship, allowing them to provide for the child's needs and make decisions that will protect the child's best interests.

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Family Law

Divorce

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Ending your marriage can be a complex, emotional process, and a wide variety of legal and financial issues may need to be addressed and resolved. Chrissie is prepared to advocate on your behalf in matters involving the division of marital property and the establishment of spousal support. She can help you negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement in an uncontested divorce, but if necessary, she is ready to fight for your rights when litigating your divorce in the courtroom. If you are getting a divorce with minor children, she will advocate for their best interests and help you establish a plan for success going forward.

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Divorce

Real Estate

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A residential real estate transaction will not only involve a buyer and a seller, but multiple other parties, including real estate agents, home inspectors, and mortgage lenders. Because of the complexity of these transactions, both buyers and sellers should be represented by a qualified attorney. Chrissie can provide the legal help you need throughout the purchase or sale of your home, including reviewing and negotiating the terms of the purchase agreement, performing a title search, addressing issues discovered during a home inspection, and assisting with the closing process. She will help you complete your transaction as smoothly as possible.

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Real EstateBuying

We can help negotiate terms in a purchase contract and provide representation during closing.

Real EstateSelling

We will work with you to address any contingencies and respond to home inspection issues.

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