Lake Zurich, Illinois Family 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...
Lake Zurich, IL Family Law Lawyer
(847) 847-2629 335 Chancery Ln
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Family, Business and Divorce
Lake Zurich, IL Family Law Lawyer
(847) 241-4156 33 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Deborah A. Long
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Marquette University Law School
David Gonet
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Lincolnshire, IL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 325-5471 250 Parkway Drive
Suite 150
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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...
Van A Schwab
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 41 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...
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....
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.
Blake Austin Culver
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Barrington, IL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(847) 382-2900 18-2 E Dundee Rd
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Barrington, IL 60010
Family, Business and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Blake Austin Culver
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Angela Peters
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Arlington Heights, IL Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(847) 222-9429 3325 North Arlington Heights Road
Suite 500
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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,...
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...
Brian M. Radke
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1641 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Oren Graupe
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Buffalo Grove, IL Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(847) 906-3488 100 Lake Blvd Suite 678
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Kristie Fingerhut
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LIBERTYVILLE, IL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(847) 549-3075 1590 S. Milwaukee Ave
Ste 230
LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048
Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of Southern California
Robert Steven Thomas
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Arlington Heights, IL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 392-5893 1655 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Tax
Mr. Michael John Gauthier
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Vernon Hills, IL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(847) 816-7781 945 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 170
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Illinois Institute of Technology
Kenneth E. Kaiser
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Palatine, IL Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(847) 991-6675 502 N Plum Grove Rd
Ste D
Palatine, IL 60067
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
Cynthia L. Lazar
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Libertyville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(847) 680-8520 611 S. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 12
email: Cynthialazar@comcast.net
Libertyville, IL 60048
Family and Divorce
Roger William Stelk
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Arlington Heights, IL Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(847) 506-7330 1500 W Shure Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Caryl Jacobs Gabe
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Palatine, IL Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(847) 551-3751 616 N. North Court
Suite 270
Palatine, IL 60067
Family and Divorce
Daniel B Concannon
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Palatine, IL Family Law Lawyer
(847) 363-7600 119 E Palatine Rd
Ste 110
Palatine, IL 60067
Family
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.
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...
Lee R. Zeidman
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Skokie, IL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 786-2234 4709 Golf Rd. Suite 1155
Skokie, IL 60076
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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....
Christopher Maurer
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Dennise McCann
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Luke Kazmar
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(855) 631-2527 10 N. Martingale Rd.
Suite 400
Schaumburg , IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg , IL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Illinois College of Law
By way of educational and professional background, I have extensive knowledge of accounting, valuation, statistics, taxation, econometrics and economics. Skill set enables superior asset/liability allocation, discovery of hidden income/assets, support payment litigation, etc.__________EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC CONTEXTS: Appraisal of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Valuation of Closely Held Companies Forensic Accounting and/or Tracing Analysis of Diverse, Complex and/or Prodigious Classes of Assets/Liabilities Arguments Regarding Upward/Downward Deviation from Guideline Support Determination of True and Actual Income__________REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Senior Corporate Executives (including CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and Directors) Entrepreneurs & Owners of Closely Held Entities Medical Doctors (surgeons,...
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, IL Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Denis Gravel
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Gurnee, IL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(847) 855-8447 1790 Nations Drive Suite 121
Gurnee, IL 60031
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Maxine Weiss Kunz
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Park Ridge, IL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(847) 329-7171 776 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Family and Divorce
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...
Paul H. Millewich
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Bloomingdale, IL Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(630) 529-4761 https://immigration.mevorahlaw.com/
134 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
Paul Henry Millewich graduated from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and received his B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Paul's experience in the Coast Guard has allowed him to assist clients with complex mechanical, technical, and engineering cases involving injuries and wrongful death. Mr. Millewich has dedicated his practice to representing injured clients in Product Liability and Medical Malpractice cases. Paul has been a Personal Injury attorney for 33 years, and he is an experienced and skilled litigator. Every case Paul accepts is prepared for trial. He is...
Martin A. Delaney III
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Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Attorney with 40 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.
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...
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...
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.
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:
Bradley R. Kaye
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Janet K. Maxwell-Wickett
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Rolling Meadows, IL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(847) 430-3789 1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
DePaul University
Anne C. Fung
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Schaumburg, IL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(847) 995-9999 1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Anne C. Fung joined Anderson and Associates in 2018. She is based out of the firm’s Wheaton office where she practices mainly family law.

Anne graduated Magna Cum Laude from Messiah College in Grantham, PA with a degree in Social Work in 1996. She worked in the Child Welfare system in Philadelphia before attending law school in Chicago.

Anne was a ChildLaw fellow at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and spent her first summer interning for the American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law in Washington, D.C. and she was on the editorial board of Loyola’s law journal.

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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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