Barrington, Illinois Divorce Lawyers
Illinois Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
- (847) 705-8000
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Three decades of Family Law experience and a drive for successful resolutions.
Illinois Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
- (630) 230-8985
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In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.
For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
Christopher has over two decades of experience. He practices primarily from the firm's Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. He has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony/maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from...
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Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. & Certificate in Civil Advocacy, 2016
DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy &...
Connie has always focused on what is best for the client in all areas of practice. She agrees with the thoughts of Judge Roti from the Rolling Meadows Judicial Circuit Court of Cook County: "A bad settlement is always better than a good...
She is an associate attorney with experience representing clients on pre-decree and post-decree family law matters, including divorce, division of property and debts, maintenance, allocation of parental responsibilities for decision-making and parenting time, parentage, and child support.
Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Nichol gained valuable courtroom experience with her prior employment in Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs.
Nichol earned her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2013. She was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law...
Oren regularly handles all aspects of family law and domestic relations, including: pre and post nuptial agreements, non-contested low-cost divorces, complex child related issues, business valuation, support, post-decree, paternity, and alternative dispute resolution. He strives to be available for his clients. Oren combines an aggressive, straightforward approach with an ability to make difficult topics easier to access.
In addition to litigation, Oren recognizes that many clients want and need swift resolution to...
I have been practicing law since 2008 after graduating from Michigan State University College of Law with my Doctor of Jurisprudence.
I was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2008 and Illinois in 2011.
I hope to helping families move forward towards a better future.
Mr. Sellett’s legal career began as a Creditor’s Rights attorney and eventually acting as a Supervisor at his previous law firm. During his time practicing in Collection Law, he routinely handled trials, hearings, and other contested matters. His experience in this field makes him an ideal option to handle any case where there are delinquent debts involved. Additionally, he...
Brandy has been an Associate Attorney with the Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC since April 2016. Brandy received her Juris Doctor degree from...
Shawn McKenna began his career at the Law Office to Miriam Cooper & Associates in May of 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McKenna was the principal of the Law Office of Shawn McKenna, located in Chicago, Illinois. In 2010 Shawn received a Masters of Law (L.L.M), in Family Law, from Chicago-Kent Chicago Kent Law. In 2009,...
Ms. Niedermeyer grew up in Cary, Illinois and...
Barrington Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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