Lake Forest, Illinois Divorce Lawyers

Don Pesce
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Don is a passionate and enthusiastic problem solver who loves the intellectual challenges of family law from the initial consultation to the final agreement or judicial ruling. As an experienced divorce and family law... Read More »
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Ronald L. Bell
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Three decades of Family Law experience and a drive for successful resolutions.

Put yourself in the best position for success by hiring a law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel and advocacy. Contact Ronald L. Bell & Associates today to discuss your Family Law matter. Read More »
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Martin A. Delaney III
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience

I am an experienced litigator, having devoted my practice to family law for the last thirty-five years. Earlier in my career I focused on criminal defense, including organized crime cases. I am licensed in three states,... Read More »
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Denis Gravel
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience

"There are no problems, only solutions." Since I started Denis M. Gravel & Associates P.C. we have operated with only one goal in mind: To provide the highest quality legal services at an affordable price. We limit... Read More »
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Lake Forest, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 735-8764 500 N Western Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Lake Forest, IL Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 295-4100 191 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Divorce and Family
Lake Forest, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 604-8300 560 Oakwood Ave,
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Divorce
Ronald L. Bell
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Ronald L. Bell has extensive litigation and negotation experience and has held former positions such as the Assistant Illinois Attorney General and Chief Corporate Counsel to a $250 million dollar company. Ronald Bell has argued and/or presented cases before the United States Supreme Court, Illinois Supreme Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and every Illinois appellate court. Attorney Bell has top academic credentials and he was the top student in his law school class at the age of 23, a former editor of the law review and graduated college at the age of 20.
Gary L. Schlesinger
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
1512 Artaius Parkway, Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Since 1986 practices exclusively family law matters including divorce, alimony, custody, support, paternity, and adoption cases. He has handled cases in Cook and Lake counties in the trial courts and the appellate court. Mr. Schlesinger is a 25+year member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served on its Admissions Committee, its Board of Directors, and as Vice President.
Michael L. Strauss
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
1512 Artaius Parkway, Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Michael Strauss practices only family law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar. Michael also serves as a mediator and as a Child Representative or Guardian Ad Litem. Michael is a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of all Illinois attorneys under 40. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin/Chicago Lawyer Magazine recognized Michael as one of the most talented up and coming young lawyers in Illinois, with his selection to the 40 Under Forty 2014 list. Michael is one of only two attorneys...
Deborah A. Long
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Mr. Michael John Gauthier
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Vernon Hills, IL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 816-7781 945 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 170
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Illinois Institute of Technology
Cynthia L. Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(847) 680-8520 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 12
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Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce and Family
Jerrold Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 337-4476 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., #12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Blake Austin Culver
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience

DePaul College of LawIllinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois and 7th Circuit
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Swati S. Desai
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Lincolnshire, IL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 984-0638 250 Parkway Drive
Suite 150, MC-2
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Divorce, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and Syracuse University College of Law
Bradley L. Schencker
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Buffalo Grove, IL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 686-3626 400 West Dundee Road
Suite 6
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(847) 737-4953 1641 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Along with his years of experience, Lake County divorce attorney Van A. Schwab has a solid educational basis for his divorce and family law practice. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Because of recent, up-to-date training, Mr. Schwab is a certified divorce mediator, and is prepared to handle family law issues through collaborative law methods. He has published an article on cohabitation in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Licensed to practice family law in the states of Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, he...
David Gonet
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Lincolnshire, IL Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 325-5471 250 Parkway Drive
Suite 150
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus
Attorney David P. Gonet comes to family law with a background in appellate law and intellectual property law. A business major in college, David went on to get his law degree from the University of Houston College of Law, where he participated in clinical work, researching and drafting state and federal appeals, and petitioning for writs of habeas corpus. Prior to practicing exclusively in the area of family law, David worked at a law firm concentrating in civil appeals, were be drafted appeals to the Illinois Court of Appeals, State of Illinois Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, and...
Oren Graupe
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Buffalo Grove, IL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(847) 906-3488 100 Lake Blvd Suite 678
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Oren Graupe has a deep and diverse legal background, which includes experience in plaintiff’s personal injury, commercial litigation, residential real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and family 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...
Brian M. Radke
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
1641 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Bradley R. Kaye
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Northbrook, IL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(847) 509-9990 707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
Bradley R. Kaye (“Brad”) is a licensed attorney concentrating in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, estate planning, and criminal law. Brad is based in the Schaumburg office of Anderson & Associates, P.C., and handles cases primarily in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties.
Angela Peters
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(847) 222-9429 3325 North Arlington Heights Road
Suite 500
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Buffalo Grove Law Offices is committed to helping you through the difficult and overwhelming issues that arise from getting a divorce or dealing with the other complications related to family law. Located in Arlington Heights, IL, this law firm assists clients from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, including Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling. Attorney Angela F. Peters has over 25 years of practical legal experience assisting her in providing her clients with the most effective, compassionate, and reliable legal assistance available. Practice areas include divorce, paternity and father's rights,...
Alan Pearlman
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Northbrook, IL Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(847) 205-4383 707 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Harvard Law School and John Marshall Law School
For over 4 decades, Northbrook family law attorney Alan Pearlman has been helping families in Chicagoland and Lake County through difficult times in divorce and other family law matters, as well as Criminal and Complex DUI and Traffic matters. Our office concentrates on finding hidden assets in High Profile Divorce cases, while at the same time helping couples complete a dissolution of marriage through trial or a negotiated settlement agreement, and attending to all the important issues in their divorce matter, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance and the division of marital property. Alan Pearlman, Ltd....
Stuart Reid
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Deerfield, IL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(847) 906-3755 420 Lake Cook Road Suite 120
Deerfield, IL 60015
Divorce and Family
Stuart A. Reid is an experienced family law attorney and mediator with offices in Deerfield, Illinois. From 1997 until April of 2004, Mr. Reid practiced family law with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, the nation’s largest family law firm. While with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, Mr. Reid handled hundreds of family law matters ranging from straightforward post-decree child support adjustments to complex, multi-million dollar divorce trials. In April of 2004, Mr. Reid opened The Law Offices of Stuart A. Reid in Lake Forest, Illinois, with the goal of continuing to provide high quality legal services to individuals involved in family law...
Ellen J. Rhodeman
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(847) 222-9465 3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Attorney Ellen Rhodeman graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2013. Within the same year she also was admitted into the State Bar of Illinois. She was also admitted into the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2017. For her undergraduate, she attended Carroll University, where she graduated in 2010.
David Bohrer
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Northbrook, IL Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 498-6878 900 Skokie Blvd
Suite 250
Northbrook, IL 60062
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Janet Rubel
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Northbrook, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 480-1020 555 Skokie Blvd
Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Divorce and Family
Arnold Goldstein
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Highland Park, IL Divorce Lawyer
(847) 926-0300 600 Central Avenue
Suite 385
Highland Park, IL 60035
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Northwestern University Law School
Ms. Lynda Schultz
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Northbrook, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 207-0388 633 Skokie Blvd
Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062
Divorce
Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Dennise L. McCann is a Partner Anderson & Associates, P.C. who focuses on complex family law, bankruptcy and probate matters. She has been the managing attorney of the firm's Wheaton office since 2007. Dennise has been a certified mediator and guardian ad litem since 2010. She was nominated for an Inspirational Woman Award in 2012. She served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for reviewing her daily motion call, researching legal issues, drafting opinions and writing speech materials for continuing legal education programs. She graduated from The John...
Lee R. Zeidman
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Skokie, IL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 786-2234 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1155
Skokie, IL 60076
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
John Marshall Law School
Founded in 2009 by Lee Zeidman, Zeidman & Associates Ltd. set out to provide legal services to clients in a unique and ambitious manner. Focused first on the goals of each client rather than the bottom line, Zeidman & Associates built its foundation upon not only providing legal services but advising clients on the most efficient manner to resolve their legal issue or create their new business. In each of its practice areas, Zeidman & Associates strives to provide a unique experience for its clients so that they continue to return for each of their legal and consulting needs....
Denis Gravel
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Gurnee, IL Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(847) 855-8447 1790 Nations Drive Suite 121
Gurnee, IL 60031
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
"There are no problems, only solutions." Since I started Denis M. Gravel & Associates P.C. we have operated with only one goal in mind: To provide the highest quality legal services at an affordable price. We limit our practice to the area of Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support) in Lake County IL. as the substantive and procedural law is ever changing. We are skilled, knowledgable, aggressive, compasionate, dedicated attorneys.
Robert J Boszko
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Schaumburg, IL Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) began his career at Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2002 as a law clerk and was hired as an associate attorney in 2004, he is now a Partner with the firm and primarily practices out of the firm's Schaumburg (Cook County) office where his practice is focused on complex financial divorce and custody disputes. Bob’s comprehensive understanding of various areas of law including, Tax Law, Business Transactions and Planning, Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning and Administration, provide him the foundation and creativity to resolve complicated divorce and child custody disputes. Bob utilizes compassion and...
Nicholas W. Richardson
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Palatine, IL Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(847) 873-6741 800 E. Northwest Highway
Suite 321
Palatine, IL 60074
Free ConsultationDivorce
University of Missouri - Columbia
Attorney Richardson actively serves the Northwest Suburban Bar Association through nominated and appointed positions. He was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. Additionally, he is part of the Attorney Network for Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife Company. In 2009, he opened his namesake family law office and serves as the primary point of contact for his clients, and in 2015, he hired a paralegal to help maximize his time helping clients. Attorney Richardson handles each case in the same thoughtful manner that has resonated with his clients since he started practicing law in...
Christopher Maurer
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Schaumburg, IL Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney and a Partner at Anderson & Associates, P.C.
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...
Angel M. Traub
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(847) 749-4182 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
Donald J Cosley
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Rolling Meadows, IL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(847) 253-3100 1855 Rohlwing Road
Suite D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Donald J. Cosley has practiced law since 1994 and is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Donald Cosley assisted many clients in divorce and related family law, criminal defense, DUI, traffic violations, and drivers' license reinstatements. He prides himself on his firm's ability to provide aggressive and personable service to clients from all walks of life. Mr. Cosley belongs to several professional associations. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers....
Amanda M. Oliver
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Park Ridge, IL Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 329-7171 776 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Amanda M. Oliver (formerly Amanda M. Sleezer) is a Partner of Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC. Ms. Oliver has focused on cases involving child custody, visitation, child support and parentage matters, estate valuation and account tracing, prenuptial agreements, and various other pre-decree and post-decree issues.

A graduate of Millikin University (B.A. Political Science/Pre-Law, 2003) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2006), Ms. Oliver has interned with The Children’s Law Center and The Employment Justice Center in Washington, D.C., as well as with both litigation and family law firms in Chicago. Ms. Oliver was also elected to The John Marshall Journal of...
Joshua E. Stern
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Evanston, IL Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 868-9584 1603 Orrington Avenue
Suite 800
Evanston, IL 60201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Emory University
Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern, a boutique law firm located in Evanston and Chicago and specializing in divorce, matrimonial and family law.

Whether you are preparing to marry or are leaving your marriage behind, Joshua provides the legal expertise you need while lending an empathetic ear and remaining sensitive to the individual needs of each and every one of his clients. Because every matter is unique, Joshua takes the time to listen to what his clients want and outline their options, so they know what to expect as...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, IL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

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...
Tracey A. Hower
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Hoffman Estates, IL Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 2300 Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Northern Illinois University
With over a decade of experience, Ms. Hower is highly regarded by local Judges in the surrounding counties. She is a Certified GAL and Mediator in Kane and DuPage Counties. She is compassionate about her clients and vigorously advocates for her clients' needs, both in the courtroom and with opposing counsel during negotiations, never losing sight of what is important to her clients. Ms. Hower takes the time to develop a perspective of the entire case and uses her negotiation, litigation, and business experiences to creatively and successfully advocate for her clients.

The Hower Law Firm LLC is focused on meeting...
Dennis Delman
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Skokie, IL Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(847) 674-3000 4711 Golf Rd. Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60201
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Family
DePaul College of Law
I am a partner in a small suburban firm for over 35 years that provides excellent legal services to thousands of satisfied clients. I regularly lectures on various legal topics and am appointed by the court to mediate Family Law issues. I also love playing tennis and am on the Board of several charitable organizations
Maxine Weiss Kunz
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Park Ridge, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 329-7171 776 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Maxine Weiss Kunz is an attorney practicing 100% family law since 2005, including traditional litigation, adoptions, and collaborative law. She is certified for appointment as a Child Representative or Guardian ad Litem in Cook County. She is also certified to practice collaborative law in Illinois. Maxine is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a certified mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Cook County courts. Maxine received her undergraduate degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she double-majored in Psychology and Telecommunications. She earned her J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law where she received...
Martin A. Delaney III
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Rolling Meadows, IL Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 705-8000 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 350
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3117
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Washington and Lee University School of Law
I am an experienced litigator, having devoted my practice to family law for the last thirty-five years. Earlier in my career I focused on criminal defense, including organized crime cases. I am licensed in three states, Illinois, New York and Virginia, although I now practice mainly in the greater Chicago area, Cook and Collar counties.
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Considering divorce?

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).

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