Crystal Lake, Illinois Family Lawyers

Jonathan G. Anderson
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Free consultation! Strong and compassionate family law attorney. Call today!

I’m an experienced Chicago family lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Axel R. Cerny
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Family Lawyer! Experience Fighting for Families!

With a combination of legal knowledge and skill, I will fight passionately to protect the rights and interests of your family! Visit my website to see case verdicts and settlements, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Anamaria F. Rivero-Boundas
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Illinois Family Law Attorney

I’ve been a licensed attorney since 2010. My practice focuses on building and protecting families. My practice focuses on family law and adoption. I have a background in litigating contested cases, and have also served... Read More »
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Maria G. Antoniolli
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Free Consultation! Knowledgeable Attorney! Zealous Family Law Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled family law attorney. I will advocate for your rights and interests. I will fight for the best possible results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Katie VanDeusen
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Illinois Family Law Lawyer

I'm in Schaumburg but take on many cases in the surrounding Illinois area. I practice Family Law exclusively. I understand how painful and challenging cases can become, and I'm here to help you move forward. Please give... Read More »
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Christopher S. Haaff
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 355-8194 210 N Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family and Divorce
CHRIS S. HAAFF owns and operates his own law firm in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. He is an experienced litigator and negotiator in all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoption, paternity, child-related issues, child and spousal support, surrogacy, and qualified domestic relations orders. Chris has been a featured writer and speaker throughout Illinois on family law and other issues. In nearly twenty years of practice, Chris has represented hundreds of satisfied clients, many of whom have referred others to him.
Todd Andrew Benison
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer
(847) 899-8788 65 South Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Benison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending Law School, Mr. Benison achieved the JMLS best oralist award for his participation in the 2L Herzog Moot Court Competition. He was selected for a student externship with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office during his final year of law school. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Benison was in private practice as an accountant, working with local business in Northern Illinois. In his free time, Mr. Benison enjoys spending time with his wife, Erika, and their three children.
Robert Medansky
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(815) 893-4818 7115 Virginia Road
Suite 102
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Robert Medansky is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney providing clients and their families throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties in Illinois with quality guidance and legal representation. He is a skilled negotiator and accomplished trial attorney who is widely recognized and respected for his integrity and vigorous advocacy to protect his client’s rights and interests. Since 1986, Mr. Medansky has successfully represented numerous clients in complex financial and high-conflict divorce matters. He approaches every family law matter with compassion, integrity, and a focus on personal service. As a skilled negotiator, he takes a strategic...
Renee A Buxton
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(815) 455-9000 44 N. Virginia St., Ste. 3A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Paulette Gray
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(815) 893-0257 40 Brink Street
Suite 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The John Marshall Law School
Attorneys Paulette M. Gray and Robert L. Gray are the principal attorneys at Gray & Gray LLC located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Attorney Paulette M. Gray is a Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Paulette continues to be active in the Illinois Chapter of the AAML having served as an Officer within the Chapter as well as being on its Board of Managers for several years. She previously served as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council (2008-09) during which time she testified in Springfield in...
James Michael Kelly
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(815) 459-3120 01 North Virginia Street, Suite 150
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of Missouri - Kansas City
James Kelly has practiced in the areas of divorce and bankruptcy for 21 years. The Law offices of James M. Kelly handles and enjoys complex cases and trial work. Divorce work, especially trial work, requires a certain competency that not all attorney's have. Regardless of your particular fact pattern you can be sure that that the Law Offices of James M. Kelly will handle your matter in an expeditious and professional manner. In matters involving bankruptcy and debt restructuring, the Law Offices of James M. Kelly takes all matters seriously and has an...
Rhonda Rosenthal
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(815) 444-9791 407 E. Congress Parkway
Suite B
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Northern Illinois University
have been a licensed attorney and practicing attorney since 1995. Although I have practiced in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties, I currently limit my practice to McHenry County. I focus on issues affecting families and represent spouses, parents, children and disabled adults in divorce, post decree, paternity, adoption, juvenile, probate and guardianship matters. I am a trained Guardian ad Litem and Child’s Representative and appointed by the court in divorce or probate matters. I am also a trained Collaborative Attorney and mediator. Although I no longer accept court appointments for mediation, I use these skills in my roles as negotiator,...
Kevin W. Bruning
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(815) 455-3000 333 Commerce Drive, Suite 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
Kevin Bruning is a lawyer with more than twenty years of experience in the litigation field. Bruning & Associates, P.C. is a full service law firm devoted to providing high quality, cost efficient and effective legal representation to its clients. The firm was established in January 2000 and has experienced steady and measured growth since its inception. The diverse professional backgrounds of each attorney at Bruning & Associates provide a substantial compliment of expertise and specialization that permits the firm to provide comprehensive legal services to its clients.
Timothy Brown
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 569-4110 1520 Carlemont Drive
Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Nicholas Paul Baker
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crystal lake, IL Family Law Lawyer
(773) 837-1123 po box 534
crystal lake, IL 60039
Family
Dean Wilhelm Taradash
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Zealous divorce attorneys serving those in Chicago.

Our team of trusted family law attorneys can handle all of your family law needs, including divorce, custody and support. Read More »
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Lisa M. Giese
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Aggressive Attorney for All Family Law Matters!

I am a zealous advocate for clients with family law issues. I will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for you and your family. Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Kimberly R. Shefts
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 455-5300 444 North Route 31
Suite 100 ~ Office 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Family, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(815) 459-5123 500 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Crystal Lake, Illinois Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(815) 459-5123 500 Coventry Lane
Crystal Lake, ILLINOIS 60014
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Health Care
DePaul University College of Law
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(815) 477-7424 137 Crandall Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney
4 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 459-3120 453 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer
(866) 783-6101 50 Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Real Estate
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer
(815) 477-7424 137 S Crandall Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 455-1733 75 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer
(815) 479-8800 15 W Woodstock St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Don Pesce
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Illinois Family Law 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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Krista Marcheschi
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Illinois Family Law Attorney

Valparaiso University School of LawIllinois
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Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Lake in the Hills, IL Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Jenette M. Schwemler
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Lake in the Hills, IL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 245-4665 1301 Pyott Road, Suite 201G
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
For 20 years, I have represented clients in contested divorce and custody matters in McHenry County. I am also a court appointed guardian ad litem and mediator in family law cases. I also provide representation for clients needing estate planning and Medicaid planning.
Scott W. Brammer
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McHenry, IL Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(815) 344-4040 5447 Bull Valley Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Scott W. Brammer grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1992, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Brammer was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois. That same year, he was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Scott has spent over 18 years as an attorney in McHenry concentrating on family law, residential real...
Julia A. Pucci
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Algonquin, IL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(224) 249-3200 109 E Algonquin Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Julia A. Pucci, managing partner with Pucci Pirtle, focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and custody litigation. Ms. Pucci attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Sociology and Political Science. Ms. Pucci subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. During her law school career, Julia taught legal research and writing as a teaching assistant and was also active in the mediation clinic where she obtained her mediation certification. As a certified mediator, she mediated court-ordered child custody matters and...
Tracey A. Hower
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Hoffman Estates, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 2300 Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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...
Ronald L. Bell
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Martin A. Delaney III
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Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(847) 705-8000 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 350
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3117
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(847) 742-0420 40 N. Airlite
Suite 3
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Charles Canning has represented clients throughout Kane County and across Northern Illinois for over 30 years. He assists clients with cases in the following practice areas:
Lisa M. Nyuli
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South Elgin, IL Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Northern Illinois University
Lisa M. Nyuli has been a partner since joining the firm of Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C. in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, for the first 10 years of her career, she worked as an attorney in Aurora, Illinois and in Geneva, Illinois. She was licensed in 1989 and focuses her practice primarily in all areas of family law. In 2008, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Ms. Nyuli is also active in the Illinois State Bar Association as a member, having served two terms on the Board of Governors, and...
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Richard Ian Conner
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Knowledgeable Family Law Representation!

I am a skilled family attorney with strong moral and ethical principles. I provide quality legal advocacy and support to those with family law matters. Visit my website for client reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Monika Blacha
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Over 25 Years of Combined Experience, Responsive and Caring Attorneys

Monika M. Blacha provides knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the difficult decisions that must be made when ending a relationship. Because she... Read More »
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David Gonet
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Hoffman Estates, IL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 325-5471 2300 Barrington Rd
Ste 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Jessica Naples
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 260-9297 1821 Walden Office Square #400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Family and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
I practice divorce and family law and my goal is to be both understanding of my clients situation and compassionate as they deal with a rough time in their life.

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.
Gary L. Schlesinger
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
1512 Artaius Parkway, Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Donald J Cosley
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Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(847) 253-3100 1855 Rohlwing Road
Suite D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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....
Michelle Wiejaczka
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Hawthorn Woods, IL Family Law Attorney
(847) 526-4909 25995 North Rand Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Family and Divorce
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...
Julie Pirtle
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Algonquin, IL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(224) 249-3200 Algonquin, IL 60102
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Julie M. Pirtle has been a partner at Pucci Pirtle since our formation in April of 2013. Ms. Pirtle began her career as an attorney at Schwarz & Pucci, LLC with Attorney Julia Pucci. She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, including divorce and custody matters, and residential real estate transactions. Ms. Pirtle graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. During law school, Ms. Pirtle was active in the Dooley Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, serving as the vice...
Katie VanDeusen
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(847) 584-1860 1821 Walden Office Square Ste 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Family and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
I'm in Schaumburg but take on many cases in the surrounding Illinois area. I practice Family Law exclusively. I understand how painful and challenging cases can become, and I'm here to help you move forward. Please give me a call to have your questions answered and set up a consultation or even attend one of my monthly divorce seminars. I appreciate you taking the time to reach out.
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(847) 737-4953 1641 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Nichole Waltz
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Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(847) 253-8800 3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 300
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
DePaul University
Nichole is a family law attorney who assists individuals experiencing divorce or other family issues, including child support and allocation of parenting time and parental responsibilities. Visit www.wpdlegal.com for additional information.
Michael L. Strauss
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
1512 Artaius Parkway, Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Jessica L. Defino
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Illinois Family Law Lawyer

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Brianna Meyer
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Illinois Family Law Lawyer

Brianna Meyer understands that clients come to her during one of the most sensitive times of their life and works tirelessly to achieve the best results for her client’s individual needs. Ms. Meyer recognizes that the... Read More »
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Crystal Lake Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.