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DURING A DIVORCE OR OTHER FAMILY ISSUE, LET US HELP YOU SEEK SOLUTIONS.

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN SKOKIE, ILLINOIS

Change can be difficult to accept, but sometimes, change is necessary. If your family’s structure is shifting, let us help you find the silver lining and embrace this moment for what it is: a fresh start.

We are here to take some of the weight off your shoulders as you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our personalized services in Cook and Lake County are dedicated to helping you move forward with confidence.

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AFTER A DIVORCE, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO FIND THE PATH FORWARD. LET US HELP.

If you and your spouse have decided to go your separate ways, you may be feeling like you’ve failed. In reality, you’re taking the first steps toward building a happier and healthier future. In this time of uncertainty, we aim to provide a clear path forward that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you put your trust in our attorney.

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PROBATE, WILLS, & TRUSTS—ESPECIALLY IN CASES OF DIVORCE—REQUIRE STEADY LEGAL GUIDANCE.

Updating your estate plan may not be top of mind as you navigate the difficult process of filing for divorce, but it is a crucial step that must be completed. Our attorney provides guidance to individuals making changes to their wills, trusts, guardianship provisions, and more. These important documents should reflect your new family structure—our goal is to ensure that they do.

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We want to help you protect what matters most through your divorce, whether that be your children, your business, your assets, or your future. From dividing property related to your personal and professional endeavors, updating your estate plan, allocating parental responsibilities like child support and custody, and dealing with issues of paternity, we’ve got you covered.

Our collaborative approach to family law puts you at the center of every decision made. We want to ensure you feel heard, informed, and comfortable at all times. If you have questions or concerns along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out. We'll be here to seek answers or provide reassurance.

Maintaining civility through the legal process is often a top priority for parties filing for divorce. We proudly offer alternative dispute resolution services, including collaborative law, arbitration, and mediation, to help you seek an amicable outcome.

When you choose to work with The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab, you’re not just a client for now—you’re a client for life. If legal issues arise in the future, come back to the firm that knows not only your name, but your story, too. Schedule a consultation with our attorney in Skokie, Illinois, today if you’re located in the surrounding areas of Libertyville, Evanston, or Chicago.

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The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab

Disgorgement: Leveling the Playing Field in a Divorce


750 ILCS 501 (c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act attempts to “level the playing field” between spouses during a divorce. In re Goesel, 102 N.E.3d 230, 235 (Ill. 2017). Under the Act, one spouse can ask the other spouse to pay all or some of their attorney’s fees.

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Changing Your Name as An Adult in Illinois


According to 735 ILCS 5/21 101-104, individuals eighteen years of age or older who have lived in Illinois for at least six months can ask the court for a name change. There are some limitations.

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