Find a family law attorney 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.
Singewald Law Firm

Singewald Law Firm

New on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Personalized service. Compassionate, understanding. Helping my clients through very diffcult times.
Shirly D Foy

Shirly D Foy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
14+ 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 .
Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

Reno R. Renzetti / NORDINI & THOMPSON

5.0Exceptional(9)
13 hires on Thervo
24+ 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.
Dennis Delman

Dennis Delman

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Carlos S. says, "Best lawyer ever have." Read more
Beermann LLP

Beermann LLP

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
Serves Chicago, IL
Per Magnus ". says, "She is competent, direct, and works with a team of skilled people who keep me connected with my case. I would recommend Kathy and Beermann LLP to anybody in my situation. (Except anybody who wish to take me to court.)" Read more
Basile Law Firm

Basile Law Firm

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ana Elisa M. says, "I think He is best at what he does as Personal Injury I surely Hope He. Takes My Injury case. I know it will tate a Time long time., but I am Placing my trust In his Long Experience." Read more
Alice L Wilson & Associates

Alice L Wilson & Associates

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I have been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years in the Chicago general area. I value my clients and put them first. I have a great number of clients returning to me for future service, because they trust me as an attorney and know I do good work. In addition to being a lawyer I am a licensed real estate broker.
Law Firm Of Martin Osinski, LLC

Law Firm Of Martin Osinski, LLC

5.0(2)
22+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Charles R. says, "Marty helped me find direction to some solutions to difficult divorce problems. Rock solid." Read more
Affordable Law  And Tax Offices

Affordable Law And Tax Offices

5.0(3)
Offers online services
33 hires on Thervo
7+ 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
Brooks,Tarulis And Tibble, LLC.

Brooks,Tarulis And Tibble, LLC.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
65+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We are a small general service law firm with all of our attorneys having over 20 years of experience and most with Chicago big firm experience. We value working in partnership with our clients, most of whom are long term, and act as general family amd business counsel. Our experience enables us to provice effective, efficient and valuable information and representation to our clients. Helping our clients with creative and solid problem solving that is in their best interest. Learning about the various businesses and experiences of our clients and helping them resolve business and personal legal problems. Even if the issue is not one we h...

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.
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
Per Magnus ".
I’m very early in my case, but Ms. Mickelson is proving herself a consummate professional. She is also personable, grounded, and easy to speak with.
Beermann LLP
MS
Mark Basile is perhaps the best trial lawyer in Chicago. I've used Basile Law Firm to handle four lawsuits over the years, and they've won all four. Highly recommend!
Basile Law Firm
Jane H.
Martin is transparent, direct and goal focused.i appreciate is candor and quick responsiveness. I feel as though I’m in good hands.
Law Firm of Martin Osinski, LLC
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
Sharae H.
I love how efficient, effective and easy everything is
LegalShield
Jonathan M.
Thorough, attentive and personalized care. Very happy with the work that Frank Venis and the law firm have done for me.
Venis and Copp LLP
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