Find a family law attorney in Chicago, IL

Find family law attorneys in Chicago, IL

Find family law attorneys in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 family law attorneys in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these Chicago family law attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
James Goldberg And Associates

James Goldberg And Associates

Offers online services
36 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Valeria M. says, "Very knowledgeable, very helpful, and patient., caring person/lawyer! Would recommend him without a doubt. " Read more
Singewald Law Firm

Singewald Law Firm

New on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Personalized service. Compassionate, understanding. Helping my clients through very diffcult times.
Affordable Law  And Tax Offices

Affordable Law And Tax Offices

Offers online services
33 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Troy S. says, "He acted very fast got right on my case to resolve my current situation " Read more
Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

12 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We offer great customer service and lower retainers than other divorce attorneys. We also only practice in this field of law, so our workdays are disrupted by other areas of the law. Our practice also takes on divorce and custody cases in various Illinois Counties, including but not limited to: DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall, and Kane counties.
Shirly D Foy

Shirly D Foy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
intelligence and satisfaction of clients is my main goal . And doing a very accurate and helpful services to help and satisfy clients .

Your Family Law Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney charges $200 to $500 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and the services included. Some charge a flat fee for simple services, like drawing up basic, uncontested divorce papers.

Contested divorces, custody cases, or asset arrangements often take longer and cost more to settle. These cases often go to trial and require the attorney to spend time to prepare evidence and arguments, which increases the final cost.

Most firms charge by the hour, but some have contingency fees instead. This means that they receive a percentage of any money awarded at the end of the case and won't charge you anything until then. Some attorneys charge a $500 to $5,000 retainer fee, which is paid in advance.

What is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney handles cases that involve domestic issues and family relationships. These attorneys advocate for their clients and mediate in complex cases. Common court cases or specialties might include:

  • Divorce
  • Prenups
  • Child custody
  • Child support or alimony
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Restraining orders

Do family law attorneys manage divorce?

Yes, family law attorneys manage divorce cases. However, a family law attorney can only represent one spouse during the divorce. Uncontested divorces are relatively simple, especially when the couple is childless, and often only include drawing up paperwork and dividing property.

Contested divorces are more difficult, expensive, and complicated because there are more negative emotions involved. An attorney helps mediate during disputes about custody, child support, alimony, assets, and debts.

Do I need a family law attorney?

Simple court filings or name changes can be handled without a family law attorney. Otherwise, it may be best to have an experienced attorney on your side for important cases involving divorce, custody, adoption, or abuse. Without an attorney, the case may take longer or have an undesirable outcome.

How do I prepare to meet with a family law attorney?

Prepare to meet with a family law attorney by gathering the appropriate documents. These will vary depending on the case but typically include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns
  • Employment information
  • Mortgage data

How do I choose a family law attorney?

Browse our list of attorneys, then:

  • Get 3 or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews and cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose an experienced attorney who has passed the bar.
  • Pick someone who is professional and is serious about your needs.
  • Consider the distance between their office and your home.
  • Get a written estimate before casework starts.
  • Avoid making large payments up front.

After asking questions, hire the best family law attorney in your area.

What questions should I ask family law attorneys?

When searching for attorneys near you, consider the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing family law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • How many similar cases have you worked on?
  • Is your current caseload light enough to take me on?
  • Based on my situation, how long do you think it will take to settle my case?
  • Do you have a flat rate or hourly rates?
  • Will you give me an estimate or contract in writing?

Reviews for Chicago family law attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Pat P.
Still working on our case. Very much like everything so far.
James Goldberg and Associates
Zinanita M. T.
I feel Robert Malloy is on top of his game. He is responsive to any questions very straight and to the point which is appreciated. He is conscious of my money and my needs regarding my divorce.
Affordable Law and Tax Offices
Mia K.
I was shocked that Mr. Renzetti is the owner of the firm - he was so approachable and responsive ! I hired him on a referral from my sister - Reno handled my case like he was advising a family member - plus I noticed that opposing council and the judge really respected him. Mr. Renzetti only practices Family Law so he is literally an expert! I had no idea where to turn- start or expect when I was served with divorce papers but the staff and Mr. Renzetti were AMAZING and made me feel heard and informed - I am about to finalize my case and am no longer fearing my life post divorce. I am glad my sister referred me to him and I’ve already referred him to several friends in need- you can’t go wrong having Mr. Renzetti representing you!
Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON
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