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Chicago Family and Probate Lawyers

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Jill M. Metz & Associates provides legal services in Chicago 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, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. We also offer services in business and real estate law, including representation of individuals who are buying or selling a home, and small-business owners who require help with contracts and incorporation.

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:

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

Progress continues as the remarkable momentum for marriage equality has grown such that 35 states now recognize marriage for same-sex couples. In 2013, 34% of Americans lived in marriage equality states. As we start 2015, 70% of Americans live in marriage equality states.

2014 brought the most significant nondiscrimination protection to LGBT people in history with the signing of an executive order to protect LGBT federal workers. In addition, the federal government has upheld the 2013 DOMA decision by the U.S. Supreme Court by recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples for almost all federal purposes regardless of the state in which the couple ends up residing.

This great momentum did not happen in a vacuum, rather hard work and attention to detail has brought us close to the promise of full equality in order to form a more perfect union.

As always we will continue to fight for equality, lead the charge for inclusion in the law, and represent you in your legal needs.

Jill M. Metz, Esq.