Family and divorce law in Illinois have recently undergone big changes. Oren follows these changes closely and uses the most up-to-date resources to make sure he has the knowledge and skills necessary to represent you.

Just as important, Oren has the understanding to know that by coming to the Law Office of Oren Graupe you are trusting him with your most precious commodity, your family. Oren has the ability to listen and the knowledge to guide you through a difficult Court battle along with the discretion to know that there is value to keeping the legal battle separate from your personal and work life.  

To find out how the right attorney can help you through one of the more nuanced areas of law, please contact The Law Office of Oren Graupe.


The basic Child Support Guidelines have been set by statute in Illinois to alleviate the need for litigation to determine whether or not Child Support is appropriate and, equally as important, how much Child Support is due per month. Child Support is generally appropriate where the child(ren) spend more than 50% of their time with one parent (the Residential Parent) than the other (the Non-Residential) Parent (a common example is where the child(ren) live with their Mother and have visitation / parenting-time with their Father every other weekend). The Non-Residential parent would then pay Child Support to the Residential Parent at a pre-determined rate, generally based on the Child Support Guidelines ranging from 20% to 50% of the Non-Residential Parent’s net income. 

The basic guidelines certainly streamline many issues with Child Support; however, there are often disputes as to what a person’s actual net income is, particularly where the Non-Custodial Parent is self-employed, is paid based on commissions, frequently works overtime or is a seasonal employee. Also, a person’s income frequently goes up (with raises in income) or down (with loss of overtime or loss of employment) but Child Support will remain set until the change in income is brought to the Court’s attention and modified by Court Order.
In certain situations, however, the basic guidelines do not generate accurate or fair results for the child(ren) or for one of the Parents. 

To find out how an experienced attorney can help you understand and resolve more complex Child Support issues, or to properly calculate or modify Child Support, please contact The Law Office of Oren Graupe. 


Mediation is a non-binding dispute resolution process, in which a neutral person facilitates negotiations between parties to help them resolve a dispute. The process is usually voluntary and the parties control the outcome. When the parties reach a settlement of their dispute, it is recorded in the form of a settlement agreement that is entered with the court and then enforceable through the court.

Oren understands conflict as well as the ways in which it affects you including your time, your money, and your relationships and knows that sometimes litigation may not be the best option for you to resolve your dispute. Oren is a certified mediator with the ability, training, and temperament to remain impartial and neutral in order to help you resolve any issue. With the right person your conflict can be mediated efficiently so that both parties understand the motivation behind the other's position and can work toward reaching a mutually beneficial resolution. 

To find out if mediation might be right for you and how mediation can help you work through your conflict, please contact The Law Office of Oren Graupe.


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