Ramesh G.


I do not tend to write many reviews but I know that when something works you need to pass it along. This team works. For you. For your kids.

Jitendra K.


They are highly skilled at both negotiation and litigation – we were able to settle the financials but had to litigate the kid issues – Jennifer and Emily always put my interests first.

Vikas C.


I’m grateful for the dedication during my child support case. They provided me with the guidance I needed to get me to the end.

Oluwafemi O.


I’m grateful!! Unmatched support and guidance from start to finish in modifying an old child support order.

Koby B.


Five stars! Jennifer and Emily were responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive throughout my divorce proceedings.

B. M.


Choosing Ward Family Law was the best decision I made during my paternity case. Their dedication to achieving the best outcome for their clients and the kids is unmatched.

Carlos B.


A big thank you!! The dedication and professionalism throughout my divorce proceedings – truly grateful. I couldn’t have asked for a better legal team.

Diana P.


A big thank you!! The dedication and professionalism throughout my divorce proceedings – truly grateful. I couldn’t have asked for a better legal team.

Lionel C.


I appreciated the attention to detail and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome in my case. Highly recommended!

Justin S.


I cannot thank Jennifer and Emily of Ward Family Law enough for guiding me through a difficult divorce process. Their expertise in family law made all the difference.

Glen B.


Exceptional service from start to finish. The team at Ward Family Law handled my divorce case with professionalism and compassion. Highly recommended.

Saima B.


Jennifer is a strategic thinker with a remarkable ability to anticipate and address potential challenges. Her attention to detail and thorough preparation were evident in every aspect of my paternity case. This meticulous approach translated into a successful resolution of establishing the father-child relationship and financial responsibility that comes with that. I felt well-represented both inside and outside the zoom courtroom.

Jessica T.


I was referred to the firm for their expertise in handling complex business divisions during divorce proceedings. As someone entangled in a high-stakes divorce involving substantial business assets, I can attest to their unparalleled skill, strategic acumen, and unwavering commitment to securing the best possible outcome for their clients. From the business valuation to the creative distribution, thank you.



If you own a business or an interest in a business or stock options (or anything of real value related to a business) then you need to make sure that your divorce attorney knows what they’re doing. My first attorney had no idea and so I had to start over finding the right team that had extensive family law and divorce experience that I needed in Chicago. Their deep understanding of corporate structures, financial statements, and tax implications showcased a level of competence that instilled confidence throughout the entire process. They collaborated seamlessly with financial experts, forensic accountants, and other professionals to build a comprehensive case strategy tailored to our unique circumstances for trial. Good team makes for a good outcome!

Hashim K.


The firm’s negotiation skills were instrumental in reaching a favorable settlement that protected my financial interests while mitigating the emotional toll often associated with divorce proceedings. Enough said. Ward family law has the best team of experienced lawyers to get you what you want and deserve.



For anyone facing the challenging intersection of divorce and complex business matters, I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer and Emily as legal eagles who goes above and beyond to safeguard their clients’ interests.

Melda L.


Just as their law firm philosophy stated, Jennifer and Emily consistently maintained an open line of communication, promptly responding to my emails and keeping me informed at every step of the legal divorce process. This transparent approach not only fostered trust but also allowed me to actively participate in my case, making informed decisions with confidence.

Lockie F.


What truly sets them apart from the other matrimonial lawyers is their keen attention to detail. They approached our unique situation with a meticulous eye, taking the time to understand our needs and concerns in getting married. The resulting prenuptial agreement felt tailor-made, a testament to that clear commitment to delivering personalized legal solutions.

Robert S.


My entire marriage was reactive. The proactive approach proposed by Jennifer alleviated any apprehensions I had, fostering trust in her team’s family law expertise and being able to understand her client’s needs. In the courtroom, the senior legal associate, Emily, demonstrated a command of legal strategy woven in with facts unique to my situation. The case was settled, but not without some court battles to get us there. Thank you for the fight when I needed it and the negotiation of settlement when it was time.

Po P.


Zoom courtroom presence is odd, to say the least. Somehow, Emily was able to show herself as both assertive and composed in a zoom setting, instilling confidence that my interests were being fiercely defended. Divorce isn’t fun, but I can tell you it’s nice to have the right people on your side during the process. Ward family law did that for me.



I recently had the privilege of working with Jennifer – she has to be one of the most outstanding legal professionals in Chicago. I don’t write reviews often, but I am compelled to share my experience with others seeking top-notch representation during a divorce. I was referred to her – she is renowned for her expertise and dedication to families, which proved her to be an invaluable ally during a challenging period in my life that had me at risk of losing my kids. She demonstrated a profound understanding of the intricacies of divorce law. Her comprehensive knowledge of the tricky zoom legal landscape, particularly in the Chicago divorce arena, provided me with a sense of confidence and reassurance in zoom court. She meticulously guided me through the entire process, explaining complex legal concepts in a way that was easy to understand. She walked me to the finish line. Thank you. Thank you.

Khalid B.


I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer and her decades of family law practice to anyone seeking a divorce attorney who ensures that clients receive the support they need during a difficult period in their lives. Thank you.

Charles A.


The daunting process of crafting a prenup had us delay and delay in hiring attorneys to get it started, much less done in time for the wedding. It was surprisingly seamless. It started with a consult, a plan, financial disclosure and then drafting up our terms. Signing and down the aisle we went!



My initial consultation with Jennifer exuded a rare combination of professionalism and approachability. Her ability to translate complex legal jargon into plain language was a breath of fresh air, ensuring that I was well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire process – that was her goal. Accomplished. The initial consultation felt more like a candid conversation than a formal legal discussion, setting the tone for our journey ahead. If you can’t make it through the consultation feeling comfortable then it is not the right fit. That’s my advice.

Joselito C.


Surprisingly, a divorce lawyer exceeded my expectations. The favorable outcome achieved in my tricky divorce case was a testament to skill, diligence, and commitment to client success. Luckily, I was the client on the receiving end of this process!!

Riza K.


Ward Family Law has a team that has clearly worked together for years. From Jennifer to her associate, Emily, and paralegal team, thank you. Their well-organized approach, attention to detail, and strategic thinking were evident in every aspect of their work. I felt confident that my case was in capable hands and it was!!!

Victor P.


They negotiated a fair divorce settlement for me, sticking to what I wanted while also explaining the risks when I was pushing back on way too much (coming from my emotional mind instead of thinking like a legal mind). This fostered a more collaborative process that saved time, money, and emotional energy on my end, so thank you!

Kris W.


I never would have thought to divorce as being something agreeable. Jennifer impressed me with her dedication to finding amicable solutions whenever possible while still being assertive in advocating for my rights.

Arshad A.


Throughout the entire divorce proceedings, Ward family law provided me with clear and timely communications, ensuring I was well-informed at every stage, which was my main concern with hiring a lawyer. They took the time to explain legal concepts in a way that was easily understandable, taking away much of the stress. For me, communication and response times were key and they made sure to get back to me quickly. If you want to be a part of your divorce process, pick a team that will support you in your goals.

Rajan K.


Emily exceeded my expectations when it came to creating a premarital agreement. She is incredibly client-focused. She took the time to understand my specific needs and concerns, tailoring the agreement to reflect my wishes

Prava P.


Ultimately, Ward Family Law delivered positive outcomes over and over in court. Their dedication to securing the best possible resolution for their clients was evident in my case. I highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of expert family law representation in the Chicago area.

Gereksiz A.


I had a great experience working with Jennifer on my premarital agreement. From the initial consultation to the final signing, the entire team displayed a high level of professionalism and integrity. They ensured that every detail was addressed with precision. What truly stood out was their commitment to ethical practices and honest communication when my fiance’s lawyer was being a bit shady. We got it done and we got down the aisle!

John T.


We needed a premarital agreement because the pressure from our families just made our engagement stressful.

I chose Ward Family Law from a friend’s recommendation and I did not go wrong! They demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal nuances involved, providing clear and comprehensive explanations throughout the entire process.
This level of proficiency was reassuring and instilled confidence that my interests were being meticulously safeguarded.

Kevin G.


It was clear in our first zoom court proceeding that Emily, my lawyer, had a deep understanding of family law and she was always going to be well-prepared. Before we even had the court date, she took the time to explain the legalities and potential outcomes in a way that was clear and easy to understand, which was crucial for someone like me who wasn’t familiar with the legal jargon and was terrified of the zoom court legal proceeding. They worked through a difficult case and got me divorced in time for the Holidays.

Kimberly W.


We needed a premarital agreement because the pressure from our families just made our engagement stressful. I chose Ward Family Law from a friend’s recommendation and I did not go wrong! They demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal nuances involved, providing clear and comprehensive explanations throughout the entire process. This level of proficiency was reassuring and instilled confidence that my interests were being meticulously safeguarded.

Stephanie G.


It was clear in our first zoom court proceeding that Emily, my lawyer, had a deep understanding of family law and she was always going to be well-prepared. Before we even had the court date, she took the time to explain the legalities and potential outcomes in a way that was clear and easy to understand, which was crucial for someone like me who wasn’t familiar with the legal jargon and was terrified of the zoom court legal proceeding. They worked through a difficult case and got me divorced in time for the Holidays.

Manocchio D.


The Ward Family Law team of lawyers and paralegals demonstrated a keen attention to detail, ensuring that all aspects of my legal situation were thoroughly addressed.
The result was a resolution that exceeded my expectations, and I credit them 100% for their strategic approach and commitment to securing the best possible outcome for me.

Sue S.


Jennifer Ward is a highly skilled, diligent and compassionate divorce attorney. She understands and helps her clients to smoothly navigate the complex financial and children’s issues that can arise in divorce.

Alexa J.


I knew that I was entitled to alimony, which is apparently known as maintenance in Chicago divorce cases. Either way, we were married for 20 years and I stayed home with the kids giving up my job for the majority of our marriage. I was scared to leave and have nothing but I had to take the first step. Talking to Ms. Ward set my mind at ease as she explained the divorce process and how maintenance is calculated in Illinois. Her patience and appreciation of my dire situation made it all the more clear Ward Family Law was right for me.

Shaqueela R.


I knew as soon as I saw Jennifer face when I was looking for an attorney! She was the one! Emily and Jennifer is Tough, Professional, and most importantly fair! Within a short period of time, I was able to correct myself and my approach to any situation! I thank God for these two! Emily is such an amazing person and TOUGH!! She got me together and I thank her for it because I really needed it! I highly recommend them! You will not be disappointed!

Amber P.


Love and marriage. We needed a prenup because our families made us do one just to be safe. The entire thing was smooth so we could focus on our wedding and not be too crazy with the prenup. The agreement was drafted and reviewed by each of our attorneys, we signed and we were married. Woo Hoo. Thanks again, Ward Family Law.

Eddie C.


10/10 is my rating for Ward Family Law. Jennifer and Emily went above and beyond in my divorce case. I cannot say more praise.

Clydia N.


I lost my job but still had to pay the child support. I was scrambling. I talked to Jennifer Ward and she explained the process and the need to quickly file to put the court on notice that my child support needed to change. She saved me so much money in the long run while I looked for a new job so that I could start paying to help my kids again. Losing my job was not in the plan but at least my kids are on track.

Marissa P.


I knew that since I made more money I would be the one that had to pay alimony. I was not happy about it. I also thought I would have to give everything we had too – the house, the car, the dog, all of my retirement. Wow, was I wrong. Ward Family Law negotiated the best deal I could have hoped for. The divorce is over and I was able to move on instead of completely having to start over.

Brando S.


My boyfriend and I lived together for 10 years and had 3 kids. I did not realize that him being on the birth certificate was not enough. What? Yep! In Illinois we needed a VAP or a court ordered DNA to make him the Father. Ward Family Law took care of it all and then set up parenting time and child support after our break up. Big thanks to Jennifer.

Serena K.


The last of my kids was graduating high school and I knew it was my job to file with the court to stop child support payments and I also knew that if I wanted my ex to help with college costs then I had to file something with the court for that too. Ward Family Law was a one-stop shop. They drafted and filed everything I needed and saved me a fortune in the long run. So, run, don’t walk to Jennifer and her team to get it done.

George B.

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.

Steve C.

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.

Philip B.

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.

Tobin W.

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.

Sherman S.

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.

Todd Sanders

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

Tom S.

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.

Ernie B.

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 and we won. Worth it. Thank you!

David B.

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.

Bill B.

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!!

Ralph K.

Divorce is no joke and the fighting had gotten so bad that I needed a lawyer to communicate on my behalf. Jennifer at Ward Family Law stepped in and calmed the case down which opened the door for her to communicate with my spouse, who was representing themselves pro se, and get the case resolved. I just wish I had used her from the start.

Luis A.

We kept everything we had on our own so we thought the divorce would be easy. There was a lot of paperwork and filing online. We found Ward Family Law online and wanted the friendly, easy divorce that they could provide. They handled all the paperwork and made the process really easy.

Jessica H.

I knew we were going to have a custody battle from day one. It was going to be mean and messy and expensive and long. I did not know if I could handle it but I had to do it for my kids. Jennifer litigated my case to the end – we had an attorney for the kids, we had psych evaluations, we had reports for the Judge, we had court date after court date. She was strategic, smart, planned well ahead, and kept on top of everything. Thanks to her and her legal eagles my kids are in a safe and healthy environment with plenty of protections, parenting time and my sole decision-making. Life-saving.

Albert S.

We were not married but had two kids and we were both listed as the parents on the birth certificates. What I did not know at the time was that the birth certificate (for parents who are not married) does not count in Chicago! You have to have a paternity test or have signed some special paperwork at the hospital that we did not know about at the time. Ward Family Law prepared the court filings so that we could establish our parental rights. Thank you!

Salvador B.

At the end of my divorce case I realized that the paperwork required us to provide the court with a Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) in order for our retirement and investment accounts to be divided as we had agreed. The problem was that we did not have them done in time. Jennifer and her team stepped in and handled contacting the plan administrators, completing the draft QDROs, submitting them for pre-approval of everyone and then presenting them to the court. While we had hoped this was super easy there were a lot of steps and a lot of things that could go badly. Having professionals handle it made sure that we each got what we were awarded from those accounts so that our case could be properly concluded.

Stvdn M.

From the very start I was nervous and scared about the entire divorce process and ending up with nothing. Jennifer and Emily guided me step-by-step through the process with patience. I realized that the more that I knew about my own finances and the finances of my marriage the more I would be comfortable going forward with the divorce. With their expertise I was able to move forward and finish my case with a settlement that was fair and allows me to feel safe going forward on my own.

Steven N.

In the middle of the divorce process I realized that my business was up for grabs. I worked my whole life to build this business and could not believe that I could lose it in the divorce. In steps Jennifer and she saves the day. Her knowledge of the law and her team’s analysis of my company allowed us to work out a settlement of my overall marital estate that would keep my business in one piece and in my control. If you want a level head that knows what she is doing, then give Jennifer a call and let her team walk you to the finish line.

Chris R.

After years of getting the same amount in child support I heard that the laws had changed and we had not updated the child support numbers even though I knew my ex made way more money since it was all done. I did an initial phone consultation with Jennifer and she walked me through the process of a modification of child support. On the day that I signed on with Ward Family Law we hit the ground running to get the papers on file so that the clock would start ticking for the new child support number to apply. I am so glad I did it because the child support number that I was entitled to had gone wayyy up. Thanks to Jennifer and her team I have a new order entered and can move forward.

Martin J.

I cannot thank Jennifer at Ward Family Law enough for her hard work on my case. We had a lot of issues but the number one issue after years of marriage was alimony. I knew that I should receive some money each month to balance everything out, but I had no idea how to make sure that I got it. Jennifer told me that alimony is called maintenance in Illinois. Well, there you go. I had the wrong term to even start with. It didn’t matter though because Jennifer got all the income documentation and asked all the right questions to calculate what I was entitled to in monthly maintenance and for how long. Without her help and guidance I probably would have waived what I was entitled to, so make sure you hire a divorce lawyer and her team is great.

William S.

The reviews were right! We were having trouble filing the divorce papers correctly. We knew that if we could not start the divorce process on our own there was no way that we could finish it on our own. We didn’t have anything to fight over though. We already split up everything and we are on good terms. I hired Jennifer at Ward Family Law to take care of everything and it was so smooth and easy start to finish. Having a lawyer take care of our case made sure that things were done correctly so that we did not have to go back later to fix anything. Thank you!

Chris J.

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 divorce and that things weren’t being handled very well or very quickly. Halfway through the process I reached back out to Jennifer and asked if she would take on my case. I am so grateful that she did because it got my divorce case back on track and finished. I probably ended up spending more money by not going with my gut in the first place. Lesson learned the hard way so I am passing it along to you so you don’t make the same mistake. Go with your gut. Jennifer Ward is great.

Allie J.

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 Jennifer at Ward Family Law.

Alin M.

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 were able to avoid a costly trial. If you are looking for a team of professionals to be in your corner, this is them. Great job, Jennifer and Ward Family Law.

Richard W.

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.

Steve M.

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.

Rick Q.

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

Jose M. A.

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 and my kids. I could not be happier that this is over and that I know that I gave it everything for them to be with me. If you need patience, understanding and a lot of experience then call Ward Family Law.

Lossom D.

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 help. Email Jennifer and set up a talk with her if you have questions. She is really good.

Brad E.

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 I knew she’d have my back and get me across the finish line – even if she had to drag me at times. One example of her dedication and toughness: Opposing counsel shared information and documents with Jennifer late on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, that were relevant to an appearance on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was underhanded and discourteous of opposing counsel, and their hope was Jennifer would blow it off and not put in the work on such a holiday. Apparently, opposing counsel didn’t know Jennifer very well because she doesn’t play that way. She spent virtually the entire day locked in her office, ignoring her own family, to work on my case. I didn’t ask her to do this; she just did it. She was not going to let opposing counsel bully her/us or get the upper hand by playing games, and she was well prepared for the appearance on Friday. Jennifer is someone you want in your foxhole, so to speak. And honestly, much better to hire her than risk going up against her!

Janet M.

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!

Ginger S.

Jennifer is detailed oriented, and she truly cares about her clients. Her knowledge of the laws and her ability to get a case resolved make her stand far above others. I highly recommend Jennifer Ward for your family law needs!

Dustin D.

I was actually given Jennifer’s name by a person that I work with. Her and her husband were best friends that happened to get married but realized they were better as friends and needed to get divorced. They really didn’t have anything to argue over but also didn’t know anything about filing or the process to get the divorce done quickly. My situation was exactly the same, except I was moving across the country for work. We did not want to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars when we knew what needed to be put in the agreement and had already agreed on who was getting what. I spoke with Jennifer about this, and she walked me through what she called the “friendly“ process of divorce and how she could make that happen for us. The paperwork was drafted and signed off on by us and scheduled before the judge in a month. We were super happy with the outcome, and I got to be in California sooner than later.

Berta M.

I’m so thankful that I found Jennifer and her awesome team to help me with my divorce! It was incredibly stressful and scary to go through this process, especially with two little ones, but she has given me the support and confidence that I need. She is extremely intelligent, level-headed, supportive, and reasonable! I was anxious in the beginning thinking that I would have to go to court, but she gave me the peace of mind that I needed to get thru it and not be anxious. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through this difficult process. I am so thankful that I found her to represent me.

Ron F.

She is a nice lawyer. She helped me to fix my passport issue among other things, including family problems.

Sandeep S.

Initially, I’d thought to navigate through troubled waters on my own in the divorce process due to the cost. I hadn’t before needed representation in any court case, and, not being familiar with the costs involved in having a lawyer, I was worried about moving forward with one. My fear was the expense. I felt comfortable with Jennifer Ward from the moment I first spoke with her – contacting her to set up a consultation costs you nothing. In the end, the retainer and fees spent to end my case on a high note were worth every penny. They sent me monthly invoices with a very detailed summary of everything that they did on my case – in 6-minute increments, nonetheless. That helped me understand what was being done and that they were paying close attention to the cost and my bottom line.

Ralph R.

As with most family law issues emotions were running very high and I needed legal help with my divorce and to reach my goals for parenting time with my children. I found WARD FAMILY LAW after a lot of research and everyone there worked out great for me. They always took the time to listen to the situation and really assess what the best plan of action would be. They really helped with the situation and helped me get to a place of peace with my divorce and time with my children. I highly recommend them!

Margaret P.

Jennifer Ward and the lawyers at WARD FAMILY LAW were the perfect attorneys for me in a very complex and challenging child custody case. This was an intensely painful, frustrating and contentious relationship with the father throughout the months it took to resolve parenting time. Jennifer was patient, affirming, honest, realistic, and available at every turn. She explained the various court actions and helped me balance the risks and benefits of each move. Her advice was right on. After countless court dates, I got more than I could have ever imagined or dreamed of. Words can’t express the gratitude I feel. I knew I made the right choice after the first call and initial talk with Jennifer.

Sarah R.

Jennifer Ward of WARD FAMILY LAW made me feel safe and comfortable, but most importantly heard. Her whole legal team was professional and communicated well. Fast responding when I had questions… I feel like they really understood my concerns and backed me up and that felt good! I would recommend her to anyone looking for support through the divorce process.

Michael M.

I typically do not do reviews but after my experience interviewing lawyer after lawyer, I felt compelled to share my experience. So many offer a “free consultation” but don’t be fooled. Often this is just to get you in their office and start charging. I was referred to Jennifer by a friend and didn’t go right away. When I felt like I had exhausted all my options I called Jennifer for her free initial consultation – which was actually free – she took the time to listen to all the facts of my case, my concerns, what outcome I was seeking and I felt like she listened, set a fair price for her initial retainer and explained how the law firm billing practices work and the transparency was refreshing. She has been fighting for me ever since – my fight isn’t over, but I feel strongly supported with this team leading me.

Jane S.

Highly recommended. I know Jennifer Ward personally and professionally – she has an apt ability to provide meaningful insight and clarity into complex issues. I have and will continue to recommend her services to anyone seeking legal assistance.

Esther F.

Jennifer was very helpful, professional and gave me very sound advice. The process was quick because she filed everything in a timely manner. I’m very happy with how she represented me.

Jesse L.

Working with Jennifer was a smooth and seamless process. I was most impressed with her negotiation skills, attention to detail, and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend WARD FAMILY LAW to anyone looking for a skilled attorney.

Andlee B.

I approached Jennifer to represent me during a post-decree college expense lawsuit. Jennifer’s grasp of family law was obvious during the first phone call and I am extremely satisfied with her legal advice. During the three months, Jennifer was available and very prompt with responses via email. She is appropriately aggressive and at the same time, mindful of the high cost of litigation for her clients. I was able to settle with my ex-husband out of court with an Agreed Order. Jennifer was respectful of my opinions and yet offered excellent advice accordingly. Most of Jennifer’s communication with me was via email, which helps in keeping the costs down. I felt I was able to trust Jennifer completely in handling my case which eased a lot of pressure on me. I highly recommend her services.

Mary B.

I have recommended her legal services to family/friends – and will continue to do so.

Elizabeth L.

Best divorce attorney in Chicago!  She really knows her stuff and makes the process less painful. Recommended her to all my friends and family with family law needs.

William W.

Jennifer Ward is a very respected and experienced attorney in the family law field. Being that most of her business is based upon referrals and word of mouth, that shows her reputation was earned and is appreciated by those who have the opportunity to work with her. I cannot recommend her enough.

Larysa W.

Jennifer restored my trust in attorneys! I had a bad experience with my previous attorneys and was very happy that Jennifer took over my case. She worked tirelessly on meeting deadlines that were almost missed by my previous attorney. My case was complicated by needing to deal with CSRS (federal retirement) and OPM, but it was no problem for Jennifer.  She is very professional and knows what she is doing. She is pleasant to work with. I can’t say enough positive things about Jennifer, she is wonderful. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone needing help with the dissolution of marriage, especially complicated cases when federal retirement is involved.

Brian R.

Would rate higher if possible. I know Jennifer Ward personally and professionally – highly recommend to anyone in the Chicagoland area.

Jaime H.

I have known Jennifer Ward for 16 years. We attended law school together and have stayed in touch since. Jennifer is an excellent attorney and a consummate professional. I’ve watched her grow her practice over the years and she’s quite impressive to watch. She’s a powerhouse in the courtroom when she needs to be but also knows how to handle delicate situations with ease. Whatever the outcome you desire, she will work tirelessly for her clients.

Samantha B.

Hands down only choice for anyone in the Chicago area seeking legal advice – Jennifer has 15 years’ experience in Family Law and is extremely helpful within her field and beyond.

Bob D.

Jen Ward is as good as it gets! She is an honest, trustworthy and effective attorney. You are in good hands with WARD FAMILY LAW. Divorce is a terrible time and Jen Ward can guide you through it with compassion and concern.

Mark S.

Jennifer Ward has the perfect balance of experience and compassion to help through what is almost always an emotionally draining ordeal. I have no reservations whatsoever about referring friends and family to her when they are in need of the best family and divorce law services.

Shannon D.

Jennifer was recommended to me by a friend and now I know why. She made me feel comfortable and confident that I had the right person in my corner. She was professional and responded quickly to my phone calls and emails. I found the firm’s billing practices to be completely in line with what I expected. I know I made the right choice by choosing her as my attorney.

Steve S.

Jennifer and her team did an excellent job from start to finish in managing my divorce. While I worked out several of the details directly with my ex, she was excellent with advice, always quick on email responses, and made time for calls when necessary. She made sure we got everything completed quickly. She may not be the cheapest attorney, but she is well worth the fees. I would highly suggest her if you are going through a divorce.

Aimee W.

WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, brings an unprecedented balance of knowledge and compassion to their craft.  They have the unique ability to listen so that I felt heard, understood, and respected in my divorce proceedings, then added their expertise and professionalism to the case in such a way that I felt remarkably calm, confident, protected and ultimately very pleased with the outcome both financially and emotionally.

Emma A.

WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, was exceptional throughout the tough and stressful process I had with my ex-husband. They are amazing lawyers and constantly provided me with insight. They know their way around the courtroom and court regulations, and their knowledge and expertise is absolutely supreme. They are very personable, genuine, and transparent in every aspect from their suggestions to the dollar amount I had to pay. I would recommend WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, anyone going through a complicated legal family situation. They are simply the best!

Alisa F.

WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC’S combination of an impressive reputation, education, teaching/law experience, integrity, and coaching were necessary/key components that helped me through my divorce.   This firm was highly recommended by a group of trusted individuals/professionals. My ultimate goal, in my divorce, was to protect my children in every aspect. This was 100% accomplished.  Secondly, they set my children, and me, up for financial stability. Finally, given this extremely grueling process, my recommendation is keeping your focus on your top priorities. You can completely trust them on how to proceed forward.  However, you, too, will need to be focused, dedicated, honest, and committed. It’s a team effort. Stay hopeful!!

Cici C.

I had an amazing experience with WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC. They helped me through a difficult and overwhelming process. We went the mediation route and I chose to have them help me walk through the process since I knew zero about it. They worked well with opposing counsel and really felt like they were fighting for all the right things in my best interest. They were incredibly prepared for every mediation meeting and empathic when I was struggling to come to terms with certain agreements on sticky issues. I would never wish this process on anyone, but if you have to go through it, I’d recommend them without hesitation.

Melanie F.

My friends and family have always told me that family law issues are never easy and very complex. I knew that but I didn’t truly understand how complex. I met with multiple family law attorneys who claimed they knew what they were doing, but it always seemed as if they were more interested in my money than in my case. I continued to have consultations with different firms until I found one that seemed more honest – WARD FAMILY LAW. From the first chat, I felt that Jennifer Ward was listening and that she could hear me. I felt a different feeling. She seemed focused more on my case, the facts, my concerns and was solution-oriented. She didn’t focus on money, like the previous firms. I felt at ease and that I could just let them take the lead, which was the most important at this point. I would absolutely recommend WARD FAMILY LAW and her close-knit group of lawyers, mediators, collaborators to anyone who needs a family law attorney.

Andy H.

I contacted Jennifer at WARD FAMILY LAW after my case got to a level where mediation wasn’t an option anymore. She was referred by a few different lawyers who knew her and endorsed her strongly. After having seen her in action in court in a different case, I knew Jennifer was a good fit for my case because she had the right amount of strength and perseverance needed. She developed a strategy to get the results I was hoping for, involved a team of professional support necessary to achieve it.  I wish I had known about the law firm before since I came to find out that WARD FAMILY LAW also has a mediator, a collaborative lawyer, paralegals, and other family and divorce team players in the office! I cannot recommend them enough for any family law matter, no matter how big or small.

Mary D.

I reached out to Jennifer to help me with a Prenuptial Agreement, as I knew from others that she was the go-to person for complicated financial estates and these types of agreements. I saw the agreement and did not understand the complicated legal language in it. Jennifer was very professional, kind and quick to respond. If you are looking for someone hard-working, thorough and an excellent communicator – Jennifer is your person! Thank you for making a topic so unpleasant and annoying to something so simple – way better to focus on getting married and a happy future knowing that my safety net was secured in place. I will definitely recommend her and WARD FAMILY LAW to any of my friends and family who needs an attorney in this field, though I sure hope they don’t!

John B.

Jennifer is very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. She walked me through every step by breaking down the legal jargon so I would have a complete understanding, always made herself available and answered any questions I had and made the process so simple for me.  In our phone consultation she was extremely helpful, and I felt very confident that she understood my objectives and would advocate for me. I always felt confident that she had my best interests in mind throughout the process. Additionally, she was able to negotiate everything I had requested in my settlement and I was extremely pleased with the resolution. I also found her pricing to be extremely reasonable – the office billed in 6-minute time frames so I could really keep track of the work being done.  I can’t thank Jennifer enough for making a typically stressful process so simple. I would highly recommend her and her hand-selected team at WARD FAMILY LAW to anyone in need of a family law matter.

Bart W.

I had a tricky situation during my divorce, but Jen handled it extraordinarily well. Despite how great the US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriages was, sometimes love isn’t meant to be. Jennifer handled our case with amazing grace – especially given our case was the first of its kind. My now ex-partner and I just realized things didn’t work but we had a lot of joint assets to sort out in a friendly manner. She made sure that the process wasn’t acrimonious and that both of us felt taken care of in the process. Although I wish divorce on no one, Jennifer was a fantastic advisor and while I hope I never need to use her services again, it’s great to know she is out there.

Kelly R.

Jennifer Ward is an extraordinary legal mind and advisor as well as a compassionate advocate for her clients and friends.  I have referred those closest to me to her for legal services and she has handled their situations with grace and the utmost detail. Jennifer is also highly connected to the community and has a vast network of colleagues and friends that have a great deal of respect for her.  I highly recommend WARD FAMILY LAW.

Carolyn H.

Jennifer is fantastic to work with.  She is thoughtful, hardworking, genuine and attentive.  Calls and emails were returned quickly. I highly recommend her!

Suzanne D.

Jennifer is a wonderful legal advocate to have in your corner. She works with clients to make sure that they understand everything thoroughly, and her experience and skill make her a powerful advisor. She is quick to respond to calls and emails. If you’re looking for someone who you can trust to help you through family law proceedings with confidence, look no further!

Becca T.

Jennifer is the best attorney I have ever worked with. I actually used a different attorney and switched to her firm after being unhappy with the results of the first one. She is extremely knowledgeable in family law and truly cares about her clients. I didn’t have to do anything with my case. She took care of it all, on time and correctly. Unfortunately, not all family law attorneys have the ability to take on a case and do it well. She gives clear expectations regarding your case and really knows how to get her point across in court. She was definitely the best decision I made when going through a terrible time in life. Thank you, Jennifer, for being so wonderful! I couldn’t be happier with the results of my case and have referred her to friends and family in need of an outstanding attorney.

Jay M.

Working with Jennifer was a smooth and seamless process. I was most impressed with her negotiation skills, attention to detail, and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend WARD FAMILY LAW to anyone looking for a skilled attorney.

Stephanie S.

I wish I could give Jennifer Ward 10 stars! She has a sharp legal mind and works hard to serve the best interest of her clients. Legal matters are always stressful, and Jennifer puts you at ease. Thank you, WARD FAMILY LAW!

Grant R.

Ms. Ward handled my case with total professionalism and negotiated a great settlement, all within a quick time frame. I cannot recommend her and WARD FAMILY LAW enough. If you are looking for an attorney that knows the law (there were lots of changes in IL in 2016) and is working in your best interests, you found her.

Andee R.

I approached Jennifer to represent me during a post-decree college expense lawsuit. During the three months, Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable, professional and prompt in her communication and services. She was respectful of my opinions and yet offered excellent advice. I felt I was able to place my complete trust in her which helped me tremendously during this stressful time. She communicates in a no-nonsense and direct manner and is mindful of your time. I highly recommend her for all family law matters.

Neal M.

Jennifer Ward and her associates provide excellent family law services. In comparison to other firms that my friends have worked with for divorce cases, Jennifer responds to inquiries very promptly and is extremely organized, experienced, and dependable. Furthermore, the billing was very reasonable and appropriate. Highly recommended!

Suzy F.

Meeting and working with Ms. Ward and Ms. Harvey was the only positive part of an incredibly difficult time.  I had no idea my husband could and would be so litigious and aggressive. I was completely lost, and WARD FAMILY LAW was there for me every step of the way.  They were kind and compassionate but moreover very serious and about the work they did on my behalf. They are total pros and the only people you want on your side.  My husband switched firms and interviewed many lawyers in an effort to find comparable legal advice/services. It didn’t exist. I am truly sorry that you are reading this because it likely means you’re at least considering divorce.  When it feels like you are questioning everything that got you here, you really will feel like you landed in a safe place with WARD FAMILY LAW.

Claudia C.

My divorce was difficult. It was longer than I expected as my ex was not cooperating. Jennifer and her team had a lot of patience with me, even when I did not follow her advice. She knows divorce law for sure.  I didn’t. I regret that I did not read more about the divorce process before I started. I was not prepared. But she was there every step of the way. She is reliable and extremely professional. She answers emails immediately, she even worked overnight. Maybe she is not cheap, but I am happy I chose her.  I would not choose a divorce attorney based on fees.

Deni P.

My divorce experience was astoundingly hard, to say the least — way more complex and difficult than I ever would have anticipated on every level. Without the expertise, professionalism, and integrity of Ms. Harvey and Ms. Ward, I’m certain that my outcome could have been far less favorable. I appreciated their transparency, sincerity, responsiveness, and encouragement in helping me to establish realistic expectations and perspectives, as well as coaching me through a process that was entirely foreign and distressing to me. They complement each other as a team, balancing confidence and efficiency with patience and empathy. At times, they stopped me from making foolish mistakes. Surely, step by step, they gained and kept my trust — even through the most unsettling obstacles and curve balls — by consistently demonstrating confidence, skill, and proficiency in navigating every challenge through the process.

Of course, quality legal services are expensive, which is an added stressor on top of numerous additional ways in which a divorce disrupts your life. They were conscious and respectful of this impact in important ways.

I respect that family law is a profession where it can be particularly challenging to strike a balance between seeing your customer as both a “person” and a “client”. Overall, they accomplish this impressively, with only one or two times (in 16 months) when I would have liked to have seen a slight adjustment in this balance.

My divorce has been finalized one year today, and I am grateful. I remember how unsettling the task of choosing a lawyer was — especially regarding matters so deeply personal and significant. I couldn’t allow myself to continue reflecting and moving forward without finally making time to share my experience.

Amy K.

Jennifer Ward is both a friend and a colleague from law school. For the 17+ years that I’ve known her, Jennifer’s stellar reputation has preceded her. Individuals I’ve referred to her have come back expressing gratitude for recommending someone who is both knowledgeable and professional.

Stephen F.

I have known Jennifer Ward for more than 10 years. She is a knowledgeable, hardworking attorney who represents her clients with compassion and understanding. She has all of my confidence.

Rob R.

Jennifer Ward helped me immensely in my divorce process. She made the legal aspect as straightforward and convenient as possible. She was there every time I had a question, even after hours. She was able to make one of the most difficult times in my life bearable. I would highly recommend her for anyone thinking of divorce or other family matters. With all of the emotions you go through, the last thing you want to think about is filing the correct paperwork. Jennifer Ward is a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer, but above all, a very caring individual.

Atlanta B.

Jennifer had my best interests in mind and helped me navigate the complexity of divorce proceedings, negotiated an amazing settlement and made the right recommendations for me, both short and long term. If you want to feel that you are going to get personal attention, this is the law firm for you.

Sean O.

Having the need to seek out a lawyer, for whatever the reason or circumstance, is taxing, I know. However, appearing in court without legal guidance and representation is worse. I certainly sympathize with anyone finding himself or herself within family disputes requiring litigation, but in hiring a lawyer, your ensuing aggravation and stress will be shouldered by experienced professionals. You may not be able to completely relax, but you’ll at least be able to breathe.

Mahesh M.

My Wife and I wanted a divorce but also wanted to remain friends. Jennifer and her team of mediators and collaborative lawyers advised me of our options and guided me through the process, allowing me to remain friendly with my ex but still reach our settlement terms and my goals swiftly and with little conflict. For that, I will be forever grateful.

Prajakta D.

The legal support of Jennifer and her team during my divorce was exactly what I needed. She helped me navigate the delicate nature of my situation very fairly and very quickly. My goals through the process were her goals. I’m very grateful to be done with it and to have had her at my side each crucial step along the way.

Tom J.

Divorce is never easy, but Jennifer and the team made it as painless as possible. The firm is compassionate, skilled, and offers wise and realistic counsel. They are also very collaborative, which I deeply appreciated. I strongly recommend Ward LLC – they walked me through this difficult process and helped me get to a resolution that was fair.

John P.

I heard from friends and family that Jennifer has drafted and reviewed premarital agreements for professional athletes over the past decade or so. I knew she was well-versed in complex financial matters and obtaining and achieving her client’s goals in protecting assets in the event of a future divorce. I cannot thank her enough for her guidance and understanding of my goals and objectives and making that happen in my own premarital agreement.

Nikita M.

Five stars are definitely not enough to rate the level of service that WARD FAMILY LAW offers. When false allegations threatened time with my child, I looked high and low for an attorney who would fight for me. I found that and much more in Jennifer and her team. With their help, we were able to create a strong case disproving false allegations made against me as a parent and win big in court – more parenting time with my child.

Four reasons to sign on with Jennifer Ward

1: She will fight for you, not just take payment and check a box.

2: Remains in constant contact with you throughout your process.

3: She is an expert in her craft and has a track record to prove it.

4: She charges a fair rate for superior work! While other attorneys price gouge clients, you will not find that with her firm.

Jennifer is full of all the traits that make for a stellar lawyer and an outstanding person. She helped me fight through a very scary time in my life and I owe her the precious time I have with my child.

Andy H.

It has been an extremely positive experience working with Jennifer and her team at WARD FAMILY LAW – she has been very helpful with my divorce case settlement. She made it easy for me to understand all the procedures that are involved, which is a lot. I appreciate all the hard work and effort she put in working on my case, working every angle to avoid litigation costs and ensure settlement terms that I wanted. She found a lot of details that I would never think of, which probably saved me future years of litigation and frustration. She is very smart and very educated in the law… and does her work with absolute dedication and passion! Now I would highly recommend everyone to work with WARD FAMILY LAW.

Kate M.

Starting a case with the court was a scary thing for me to do. I had tried to research and open a case with the court in the past, but the process was extremely overwhelming and confusing. I felt discouraged and scared to move forward. I came across Jennifer and WARD FAMILY LAW while browsing online for different attorneys in the area. My first impression of Jennifer was that she was quick to respond to my initial inquiry. We talked on the phone and she took into consideration the urgency of my case and modified her schedule. She not only provided me with all of the options regarding my case but worked closely with me – she was very sweet and compassionate towards me and my situation. We agreed on an action plan and she quickly began the process to get my case started with the court. I received emails from her regarding the filing the same night I retained her; this was definitely impressive and assuring to me. I am happy to say that with Jennifer’s help, I was granted what I was hoping for and cannot be any more pleased with the end results. The dedication that Jennifer and her team had to my case is commendable. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family in the future.

Flossie T.

WARD FAMILY LAW works hard to get results.

Erin P.

Jennifer Ward of WARD FAMILY LAW made me feel safe and comfortable, but most importantly heard. Her whole legal team was professional and communicated well. Fast responding when I had questions… I feel like they really understood my concerns and backed me up and that felt good! I would recommend her to anyone looking for support through the divorce process.