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Chicago Family and Probate Lawyers

Illinois Adoption Lawyers | Estate Planning | Business Law | Real Estate | Family Law | Probate and Estate Administration

Jill M. Metz & Associates provides legal services to individuals, families and businesses in Chicago for personal and business matters and throughout Illinois for adoptions and estate planning. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been providing professional legal services in a warm and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on providing effective legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and couples.

Our areas of concentration include adoption, family law for families without the protections of a civil union or marriage, domestic relations law for individuals in a civil union or marriage, estate planning and probate, with an emphasis on matters of particular importance to the gay and lesbian community. We also offer extensive experience in business and real estate law, including representation of individuals who are buying or selling a home, and business owners who require help with contracts, incorporation and litigation.

Find out more about our areas of focus, including family law governed by the Illinois Marriage Fairness Act and the Illinois Civil Union Act. Jill M. Metz appears with Morningstar.com host Christine Benz to discuss estate planning issues for same-sex couples, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUaG9PBoz1Y and http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx?id=607547.

Proactive Problems Solvers

Attorney Jill M. Metz and our associates are well known in the community for a solution-oriented approach to legal issues, as well as for extensive involvement in the community. When litigation is necessary, our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and are prepared to vigorously defend our clients' rights in the courtroom.

Throughout the course of each case, we take time to listen to our clients, understand their objectives and put in place a legal strategy designed to actively pursue those objectives. We work diligently to seek the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients, while striving to exceed client expectations for quality service.

Contact Jill M. Metz & Associates

We look forward to meeting with you and learning more about how we can be of assistance to you. To contact our Chicago law office, call 773-878-4480 or contact us by e-mail.

A Message from Jill Metz

2013 was an amazing year in the law for inclusiveness and equality. This year the constitutional framework of our country was reinforced and strengthened with the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act and one state after another, including Illinois, recognizing same-sex marriages.

After my 35 years in the law, I find myself greatly moved by the transformation brought about by the US Supreme Court in the Winsor case that hate and inequality will not be condoned by the federal government. With state after state providing for marriage equality and more states consistently joining the movement to full equality this has been a remarkable year.

For me the law has always been a place where we were all equal - race does not divide us, our sex does not divide us. Our sexual orientation should never have and now in Illinois does not divide us. That is not to say that individuals might not discriminate or individuals might not follow the law, but the law itself now does not abide that kind of separation and inequality.

We still have many hurdles to overcome to secure inclusiveness and equality for all, and we at Jill M. Metz & Associates will be here to work on them with you.

Sincerely,
Jill M. Metz, Esq.