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.
I am writing a review because I think a lot of times people make the same mistake that I did at the beginning of my case. I had a wonderful talk with Jennifer before my case started and I was very comfortable with her demeanor and her explanations of the Chicago Divorce process. I decided to go with another lawyer because the retainer was a little lower. Big mistake. I didn’t really like the lawyer when we spoke but I was more focused on the money instead of the big picture. I felt like there was no communication during my…
My Husband, now ex, and I wanted a friendly, fast divorce. We had nothing to fight about and nothing really to divide. We thought that would make it easy but when we saw all the paperwork we knew that we needed help. It takes one piece of paper to get married and 100 pieces of paper to get divorced in Chicago!! Ward Family Law made the divorce a smooth process for us and got it done faster than we thought. If you want to be friends with your ex but still want the divorce then look no further and call…
I had a very complicated divorce with a lot of family-owned businesses and assets. Jennifer and her team of professionals help navigate the formal discovery and litigation process with great knowledge, strategy, and patience with all our questions. My family was very concerned about the impact and outcome and we are all pleased with the results. From the appraisers to the business valuators, Jennifer utilized the right people at the right time to shore up our case for the best settlement position at pre-trial. We were happy with the Judge's recommendations, we believe, based on all her hard work and…
Highly recommended! We waited until the last minute to get our prenup done. Jennifer stepped in and got everything put together. We got to focus on the wedding and she got our prenup drafted and finalized with time to spare. If you want professional, trustworthy and thorough then go to Ward Family Law.
My girlfriend and I had a baby and broke up just after he was born. I did not realize that I was not automatically the dad in the Chicago system even though I was on the birth certificate. I am glad I reached out to Jennifer - she explained the process for unmarried parents and options to establish me as the Dad through paternity in the court system. She also helped with parenting time. Huge thank you.
It was harder than I thought to find the right family lawyer for me. She understood the underlying issues presented by my family and her being educated on the LGTBQIA2S+ community is hugely important to us. Strongly recommend her and the Ward Family Law team to anyone looking for the perfect fit for ALL
I knew that our custody case was going to be long and we would both be fighting hard for our kids. What I did not know is that the laws in Chicago had changed for custody and how that is handled in court. Jennifer took the time to explain the new legal terms like allocation judgment and parenting time and decision making and the steps that a case will require when the parents do not agree on anything for the kids. Once she knew how I felt and what I wanted, Jennifer and her legal team worked hard for me…
My boyfriend and I had a kid a few years ago. He was on the birth certificate so I thought we were fine and we were not. When it came time to get child support I needed to establish him as the dad with the court. After talking to WARD Family Law I knew that I needed a lawyer to get the paternity test, get child support and other money from him and set a schedule. They helped me understand how to help move the case forward so that we could get it over quickly and I really needed the…
I chose to hire Jennifer Ward after speaking with attorneys at several different firms. I chose her because 1) She's brutally honest, even when information being shared may not be what you want to hear. 2) She's very intelligent and experienced. 3) She's dedicated and tough as nails. On our initial phone call, after I'd shared with her some details of my separation, she shared some truths that hurt but were necessary for me to hear. I knew she wasn't going to be someone to hold my hand and soothe me (I have friends and a therapist for that!), but…
Jennifer represented me during a very difficult case and time in my life. I cannot thank her enough for her thorough representation of my case. She is definitely someone I would highly recommend to others!
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