When you need a family law attorney, you need a problem solver, a peacemaker, and a fierce fighter all in one. It’s not enough to settle for someone who practices family law on the side. Your family deserves a trusted and knowledgable family law attorney in Chicago.
If you’ve never hired a family law attorney before, how can you tell who’s the for you? First, look for lawyers with the right experience, connections, and knowledge for your case. Then, be sure to book consultation appointments to choose the right lawyer for you.
Naturally, one of the first things clients consider when hiring an attorney is whether or not the lawyer has experience. This is especially true when important decisions are on the line, which is often the case in family law. It’s important not just to consider someone’s legal experience, but how much time they have spent in family law specifically.
As the name suggests, the attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, focus solely on this area of the law. We bring decades of family law experience into every mediation, negotiation, and court session. Because we have seen it all, we know our ways around some of the most challenging family law issues.
If you were headed into surgery, wouldn’t you want the surgeon that all the medical professionals in the area would pick? Apply that same logic when you look for an experienced and skilled family law attorney in Chicago. Lawyers with deep ties in the community and respect from their peers have often earned that place by winning cases just like yours.
At WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, our attorneys are pillars within the legal community and broader Chicago community. For example, Jennifer R. Ward, Esquire, teaches family law at the John Marshall Law School, co-founded a nonprofit organization for inner-city children, and lends her legal expertise to the Chicago Tribune.
Family law is a broad area of law with many sub-specialties underneath it. While a family law attorney is qualified to handle anything under this umbrella, it’s important to consider hiring an attorney with specific expertise in the types of cases that apply to your situation. At WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, we specialize in many areas of family law, including several types of divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, and domestic abuse cases.
While your attorney’s experience, connections, and knowledge are all vital to the success of your case, they are not the only factors that matter. It’s important for you and your lawyer to get along so that you can trust your attorney and the advice they give you. This mutual trust gives you the confidence you need to make important legal decisions.
In order to ensure that we are the right match for you, WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, offers free consultations for prospective clients. Contact us today to set up your consultation and hire a family law attorney in Chicago.
It was quick and easy and those are two words I did not think I would say about my divorce. We are still friendly too. We just were not meant to be together anymore. Ward Family Law made sure to draft the documents with the terms that we agreed on which kept us on good terms and there was no fighting. I cannot recommend them enough if you are looking for a clean, honest, quick, easy divorce.
We were set to get married in a little over a month and my family insisted on a premarital agreement. On my very first call Jennifer explained the entire process and timing. They hit the ground running and got everything completed and signed well before our wedding date. That made everything much less stressful so I thank them so much for their professionalism and timeliness.
Our plan was to get married after the baby was born and then a year later we still were not married and we were going our separate ways. I had no idea that the birth certificate alone did not make me the legal parent of our baby in Illinois. Luckily, Ward Family Law handles these cases and established paternity through a DNA test and submitted the results to the court. We now have an agreement on time with our kids and support too.
Cannot recommend Jennifer, Emily and the entire team at Ward Family Law enough. If you have a divorce, custody or other family law matter then stop looking. They will have your back until the end. While my case was messy, they kept it on track and brought it through to the end. It was the best that I could have hoped for.
We already split up all our accounts and had no debt. We just needed the paperwork for the divorce. We started it on our own and then realized just how complicated it all was and needed to make sure it would get accepted by the divorce court. In came Jennifer and she explained the "friendly" divorce process that they oftentimes do and that allowed us to get it all done on our terms and fast.
When our child graduated high school I needed a lawyer to file papers to stop my child support payments and to figure out how we were going to pay for college. Jennifer at Ward Family Law got everything together and filed with the court. From start to finish it was smooth and by filing at the right time my child support payments did not continue for months and months. That saved me so much money - enough to cover the retainer in the first place. Well worth it to do it right
My kid was graduating high school and I needed to end my child support obligation and also needed to get money for college costs and expenses. While these are two different things, the attorneys at Ward Family Law handled the court filings and had the right order entered by the Judge terminating my child support obligation and then also got a contribution order entered for college costs and expenses. What a relief and I cannot say enough good things about the family law team.
I wanted a legal team that could do it all since I didn't know which way it would go. I was unsure about mediation, settlement, or litigation and my research showed that they could do it all. They did. Mediation was guided by my attorney, Jennifer, at Ward Family Law and although it was not a great outcome it was because the other side would not compromise. No problem. Jennifer transitioned the case to litigation to push for what I knew was right and what I knew I needed to fight for. We fought the good fight for my kids…
I am already a very anxious person. Ward Family Law walked me through the process and was with me every step of the way. Emily is patient and communicative. She would call or email me back the same day and made sure I was comfortable. The divorce was a difficult time but she made it so much better and I couldn't be happier about the outcome.
We were getting married in a month and needed to get our premarital agreement done quickly but also done right. Ward Family Law got us a list of talking points for me and my fiance to figure out what we wanted included and they walked me through the financial disclosures and other things that have to get done to make sure the premarital agreement is valid. Otherwise, what is the point, right? They did the draft of the premarital agreement and since we had talked through it with their guidance prior it made the entire process so easy. Highly recommend!!
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