Family Law

Family Law

Unlike any other legal matter you find yourself, family law cases may carry the most emotional scars and have the most life altering effects. It can tear at the very core of the strongest person. This is because the root of most family law cases is pain, hurt, humiliation, distrust, anger, and a host of other unsavory emotions. These emotions often can cloud a person’s judgment. In cases involving children, it can be worst because the person mostly hurt are the children.

Whether an uncontested divorce or a heated child custody battle, a compassionate, skillful, and knowledgeable attorney is what you need. That attorney is Ella A. Hughes. Contact our office your consultation today!



For fathers, family law cases can be even more challenging. You see, for many years there has been a pervasive belief that a mother has more rights to children than a father especially if the children were born out of wedlock. This erroneous and archaic belief was often reinforced by the court systems with blanket and overreaching court orders that granted mothers unfettered custodial rights to children without consideration of the children’s needs or the father’s ability to parent.

At THG, we believe this belief is discriminatory at its core. Discrimination implies that a group or groups of people are unfairly treated based on race, age, sexual orientation, and gender. In the context of family law, fathers cannot give birth to a child. It is physically impractical. However, they are often relegated as the last option when deciding custodial issues. Not surprisingly, lawyers, judges, mothers, society, and even fathers have brought into this myth. Our goal is to change this.

For more information on Fathers’ Rights, contact our office and check out Stanley v. Illinois, 405 U.S. 645 (1972).

Family Law Cases We Handle

Family Law Cases We Handle
  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce with Children
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Fathers’ Rights
  • Legitimation
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Contempt Hearing
  • Domestic and International Adoptions
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership Plans
  • Name Change
  • Petition for and Modification of Child Custody
  • Petition for and Modification of Visitation
  • Petition for and Modification of Child Support
  • Abandonment/Warrant Hearings
  • Annulments
  • Child Abuse Registry Cases (CAR)

Food For Thought

Social media, like Facebook, has become a great source of entertainment and a way to connect with old friends. But beware, these social media outlets have often become the source of great pain for those facing legal battles. Be careful what you put on your social media page. It may be used against you in court.

To be certain of your legal rights, you need a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. You need Attorney Hughes.