Lake Zurich, Illinois Divorce Lawyers

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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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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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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Michelle Wiejaczka
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Hawthorn Woods, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 526-4909 25995 North Rand Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Divorce and Family
Washington University School of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Michelle G. Wiejaczka excels in helping individuals and families who need assistance with legal issues and representation. Recognized for her work in dispute resolution, collaborative law and cooperative problem solving, she is often appointed by the Court to serve as a mediator. Michelle is trained in Collaborative Law and periodically presides over cases that are assigned to mandatory arbitration. A former Assistant State’s Attorney (McHenry County) for almost nine years, she entered private practice in 1994, and founded Wiejaczka Law in 2005. Michelle graduated with High Honors from Southern Illinois University and...
Lake Zurich, IL Divorce Lawyer
(847) 847-2629 335 Chancery Ln
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Divorce, Business and Family
Lake Zurich, IL Divorce Lawyer
(847) 241-4156 33 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
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.
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...
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...
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 41 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...
Margaret M. O'Connell
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(847) 794-4152 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Margaret M. O'Connell is a Senior Partner at A. Traub & Associates. Margaret practices in all areas of family, criminal, traffic, and expungement law, and is a court-approved Guardian ad litem in DuPage, Kane and Kendall County. Margaret is a graduate of Bradley University 1986 and the John Marshall Law School 1991.

Margaret worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County from 1991 to 1996. During her tenure as an Assistant State's Attorney, Margaret prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, felonies, and misdemeanors. From 1996 to 2003, Margaret was a Senior Assistant Attorney General. During her tenure as a...
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....
Martin A. Delaney III
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 40 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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Swati S. Desai
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Lincolnshire, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 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
Brian M. Radke
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
1641 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Jessica M. Wollwage-Rymut
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(847) 749-1715 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 202
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jessica Wollwage-Rymut graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. After working for a year at a commercial real estate firm, Jessica was offered admission to the Chicago-Kent College of Law Honors Scholar Program. As an Honors Scholar, Jessica and her classmates enjoyed many unique opportunities, including working with Illinoislegalaid.org to create online tutorials for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

During law school, Jessica interned at the Chicago-Kent Taxpayer clinic helping taxpayers prepare returns and negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA of DuPage...
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...
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...
Blake Austin Culver
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Barrington, IL Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(847) 382-2900 18-2 E Dundee Rd
#100
Barrington, IL 60010
Divorce, Business and Family
DePaul College of 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.
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
Bradley L. Schencker
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Buffalo Grove, IL Divorce Lawyer with 12 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
Robert Steven Thomas
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 392-5893 1655 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
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.
Kenneth E. Kaiser
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Palatine, IL Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(847) 991-6675 502 N Plum Grove Rd
Ste D
Palatine, IL 60067
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Angela Peters
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Lawyer with 34 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,...
Cynthia L. Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(847) 680-8520 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 12
email: Cynthialazar@comcast.net
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce and Family
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
Jerrold Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(847) 337-4476 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., #12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ronald Matthew Justin Jr.
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ARLINGTON HEIGHT, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(773) 851-8967 121 S. WILKIE ROAD
SUITE 408
ARLINGTON HEIGHT, IL 60005
Divorce and DUI
Caryl Jacobs Gabe
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Palatine, IL Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(847) 551-3751 616 N. North Court
Suite 270
Palatine, IL 60067
Divorce and Family
Roger William Stelk
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Arlington Heights, IL Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(847) 506-7330 1500 W Shure Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Mr. Matthew J. O'Connor
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Barrington, IL Divorce Lawyer
(847) 304-4667 111 E. North Avenue
Suite 202
Barrington, IL 60010
Divorce
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...
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....
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...
Martin A. Delaney III
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Rolling Meadows, IL Divorce Attorney with 40 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.
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...
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...
Tracey A. Hower
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(630) 797-5505 2300 Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationHoffman Estates, IL Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Northern Illinois University
Consistently achieving positive results for her clients does not happen by accident. Attorney Tracey A. Hower is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and Mediator which requires intense listening skills, and she is an effective communicator who keeps her clients regularly informed of the case status and strategy. Inquiries are a top firm priority. Simple inquiries like, “when is my next court date” are handled by the staff. Complex inquiries regarding the case are answered immediately by Tracey, if she is available, or promptly at the next available time.

Some attorneys will sugar coat the truth. Although compassion is a priority...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Lake in the Hills, IL Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. we are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited...
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

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...
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
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Lake Zurich Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
(847) 662-6925
Waukegan, IL

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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).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.