Case Results

  • Higher Education Divorce

    Wife desired to have a doctorate in mental health services and relied heavily on her husband to care for their young children while she pursued her career goals. Our client reported that she lost focus on their relationship and likely started to date a fellow student. He did not want to make an issue of the new significant other but he had concerns about having a supportive co-parent and was stressed out about the financial burden of his wife's education, growing children, and increasing extracurricular expenses. Read On

  • Contemplating Divorce

    Our client was in a very difficult marriage and she was wondering if divorce was the right choice for her and her children. She spent countless hours online trying to research what was best for her and her children. She quickly became overwhelmed with all of the options for parenting time and parenting schedules and tried to turn to family and friends for advice but they were always too busy or minimized her challenges. Read On

  • Working Mother Divorce

    Our client was an executive at a local corporation and she balanced working full time and raising two children well. Her spouse, however, did not participate much in the rearing of their children and would often isolate himself in the basement rather than spend time with the children or family. The children were struggling with anxiety and issues at school and their father seemed to just check out. The father also worked but he appeared too busy or disinterested to care for the children. To stop the downward trend, our client hired our firm to proactively address the looming divorce. Read On

  • Business Owner Divorce

    The business our client built from scratch during the marriage was finally thriving, however, his marriage was not. They had young children, a mortgage, and debts associated with the family owned business. His biggest fear and greatest challenge was to figure out how will he be able to support himself and his children if he had to either close, sell, or buy out the business from his wife? He was a business owner facing divorce and he didn't know what to do. Read On

  • Maintenance Payments Barred Forever

    Our client knew his wife was having an affair. She flaunted it. Soon after he left the marital residence, his fears came true, his wife had moved her boyfriend into his house with his kids. Our firm hired a private investigator to watch the house, monitor who was present at the house, and to ensure the safety of the children. Our attorney strived to resolve the case by settlement, but knew, if needed, she was absolutely prepared to present a well organized case to a judge that included putting the wife on the stand about her infidelities. Read On

  • Divorce Paperwork

    Our client had limited income after devoting most of her adult life to raising children. She retained our firm on a limited scope basis to help her draft divorce paperwork. She would not have otherwise had access to justice for her children as she did not qualify for legal aid and did not have sufficient funds for an attorney to represent her on all issues. Read On

  • Divorce Vacation

    Our mediation clients were parents to a young child and the father had extended family in another country. By keeping the case out of court, we were able to focus on a new tradition post divorce for vacations and special times rather than relying on just the past actions or customs of the family while married. Read On

  • Dog Custody

    Our client came to us worried that he would lose half of his premarital accounts and his beloved dogs to his unreliable husband. They were married for a relatively short duration, and once he realized how irresponsible his husband was and how he could ultimately be a liability, he sought representation with our office. Read On

  • Cat Custody

    Angry and upset, our client risked jeopardizing his financial settlement to pursue his beloved cats that he cared for daily. He knew he could not give them up as it would be a death sentence to let his wife take the cats. He contacted us and developed a plan. Read On

  • Incarcerated Husband Divorce

    She spent hours online researching her divorce options figuring she could do it herself. She knew she needed a divorce but had no idea how to divorce her incarcerated husband and protect her children from not only the dangers of their father but also the negative impact of visiting a high security prison. She couldn’t afford a high cost litigation case. She found our website and contacted us. Read On

  • Single Mom Divorce

    Our client filed her divorce case on her own because she couldn’t afford a divorce attorney and she no longer wanted to be attached to any wrongdoing her husband might be up to or any financial liabilities he might be incurring. After being overwhelmed by the self represented court system in DuPage County, she contacted our office for help. Read On

  • Divorced Parents

    Our custody mediation clients were divorced over 10 years ago and have been in and out of the DuPage County Divorce Court. Some would call it a high conflict divorce. They have a child they both adore, they, however have a lot of anger toward one another. The parents came to our office for custody and parenting mediation in an attempt to stay out of the court system, share in the costs, and avoid paying their litigation attorneys yet another high retainer. Read On

  • Divorce Adultery

    The day the investigator confirmed a man was staying with his wife in their home during their separation, our client knew his life would never be the same. It was important for our client and his children to keep troubling details out of the public divorce court. We engaged in several months of discussions to create a plan that held the children’s needs first place. Unfortunately, the mother did not wish to resolve her children’s concerns privately. Read On

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We offer multiple options to achieve this goal including mediation, coaching, co-parenting strategies, and restorative divorce services. 

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