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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.
START YOUR NEW CHAPTER
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.
READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH US
Mr. Schwab is a great lawyer he stuck with me from start to finish. Every time I thought we were getting taken advantage of by the other side, Mr. Schwab had a plan already figured out. He and his office were always quick to respond to all of my concerns and questions.
Thank you Mr. Schwab, I appreciate the professionalism, your time, and the hard work you put into my case from start to finish.
Van is a very empathetic and experienced attorney. I was very impressed with his ability to sort through a complex scenario and map out the best options possible. I would highly recommend Van for his knowledge of the Illinois legal system and his prompt responsiveness in driving toward resolution.
Mr. Schwab and his team were very responsive and experienced, and researched my case to determine options (pension payment on hold due to issues with a Domestic Relations Order). Mr. Schwab took ongoing actions to obtain a resolution with the court and opposing counsel to amend the Domestic Relations Order in my favor. I am very pleased with the professionalism and perseverance of Mr. Schwab and his team.
I wanted to write a big thank you for all the hard work that the Offices of Van A. Schwab put into my case. I had an excellent experience working with Mr. Schwab and felt he was on top of everything and very thorough. I greatly appreciate everything he did for me. I am happy that I was represented by his services and with the outcome of the court. You and your staff are amazing, and I will be forever grateful! Thank you so much.
I am extremely pleased with the legal representation I received from attorney Van Schwab and his team. He listened to my concerns, studied the facts, FOUGHT for me, and resolved the case favorably in a timely manner. Yes, I recommend Mr. Schwab, and would use his services again.
DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE, BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE
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.
Custody & Child Support
We handled a parenting case wherein we represented the mother. She received sole custody and child support.
Client Received Desired Custody & Child Support
We represented a wife — we secured sole custody to her and child support ordered. The case took five weeks to resolve.
Sole Custody Secured for Client
We completed a divorce with assets in excess of $3 million involving marital home, retirement accounts, and savings accounts involving two physicians.
Divorce Proceedings Completed
We handled a trial representing a minor child. Custody was awarded jointly to the parties with residential custody to the father.
Custody Arrangement Created
Guardianship Of Minor
We obtained guardianship where the father consented and the biological mother was deceased.
PERSONALIZED REPRESENTATION FOR SKOKIE, LIBERTYVILLE, AND THE REST OF CHICAGO
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.
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.