• Criminal and Family Lawyer Serving Marion Illinois

  • Families can change in many ways, whether a couple decides to separate and needs to make decisions that affect their children, or two parents decide to expand their family through adoption. Criminal charges can also affect the daily lives of not only the person charged, but their loved ones, as well. Susan Burger Attorney at Law has over 30 years' experience in handling both criminal cases and family law matters for those in the Marion, Illinois area. If you need help adopting a child, settling a divorce and custody battle, or defending yourself against criminal charges, call Susan Burger today to begin preparing your legal case.

  • Divorce

    It is not an easy decision to end a marriage, but sometimes divorce is the best resolution. Children, finances, property, and other possessions can be challenging to fairly separate between two people because of all the emotions and memories attached to them. A skilled family attorney like Susan Burger can be a neutral voice in mediation proceedings, or she will fight aggressively for your fair share in court, if necessary. Retain the services of a divorce lawyer if you need help dividing assets or allocating alimony and child support.

  • Child Custody

    After spouses separate, the most important decision is determining the new living arrangements for their children. There are a lot of factors to consider, including the financial and emotional stability of each parent, whether there is a history of abuse or violence, and the wishes of each child. Most parents want the best for their children, but some parents may use children as pawns to negotiate certain demands in the divorce. If this is the case, you need a skilled and qualified family law attorney to fight for your parental rights and ensure that your child's best interests are represented. Not all custody battles require aggressive litigation. We also assist couples who just need an objective voice to help draft agreements for visitation and child support. Susan Burger Attorney at Law is ready to handle your child custody case, no matter how simple or complex.

  • Adoption

    Do your plans to grow your family include adopting a child? Adoption is an exciting journey, but it is also an extensive legal process. A family law attorney will answer your questions about the process and walk you through every step of the legal procedure to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. There are different types of adoptions for you to consider and your family attorney can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each type. Set up an appointment with our office to start discussing your options today.

  • Criminal Defense for the Marion Illinois Area

    Being arrested and charged with a crime is a scary situation and you shouldn’t have to go through it alone. The consequences of a guilty verdict will follow you for the rest of your life. Don’t leave your future up to chance; hire an experienced criminal lawyer to explain the legal process, your rights as a defendant, and a strategy to build your defense. With legal help, you could face dropped or lowered charges and less severe sentencing, especially if this is your first criminal offense.

  • Why Choose This Firm

    Susan Burger Attorney at Law has practiced criminal and family law for over 30 years in the Marion, Illinois area. She has successfully defended the rights of clients who are dealing with criminal charges and divorce. Our firm also helps with legal adoption and drafting wills, prenuptial agreements, and custody arrangements. When you need legal counsel for family law and criminal defense in Marion, Illinois, choose Susan Burger Attorney at Law.