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Family Law

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Family Law

At the law office of Jill M. Metz & Associatesour attorneysprovide a full range of legal services to assist families through the joys and difficulties of family life. With more than 35 years of experience in family law, and a commitment to careful listening and compassionate legal service, Jill M. Metz & Associates is prepared to assist you with a wide range of legal issues in family law.

We offer our family law services to individuals throughout Chicago such as the neighborhoods of Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown and Lakeview as well as throughout Cook County.

Divorce

Dissolving a relationship can be emotionally and financially devastating. Our Chicago domestic law attorneys are skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, as well as courtroom litigation. Whenever possible, we help our clients negotiate divorce agreements that meet their individual needs while minimizing emotional turmoil and distress. Mediation can be an invaluable asset in helping people effectively communicate and reach agreement. It can also save time and money.

Our attorneys bring added knowledge to the table that helps clients with complex real estate concerns or small family-owned businesses as they consider the issues of property division. We will ensure that proper consideration has been given to valuation of properties and the tax consequences of these assets.

Contact a Chicago domestic law attorney at Jill M. Metz & Associates for assistance with divorce of a civil union or marriage, child custody and visitation agreements, alimony or maintenance, and the division of marital assets.

Services for the LGBTQ Community in Chicago

Jill M. Metz & Associates offers its services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals throughout the Chicago area. For same-sex couples and couples with a transgender spouse, we provide experienced representation in divorce proceedings, and if you are not in a civil union or marriage, we are able to assist with child custody or support negotiations, division of property, and much more. Please speak with us today to learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

The Needs of Children

At Jill M. Metz & Associates, we provide a wide range of legal services to help parents, and prospective parents, ensure children receive the parental guidance and financial support they need to thrive.

  • Adoption: We are pleased to help individuals and couples through the legal process of stepparent adoption, private adoption, and co-parent or second parent adoption.
  • Guardianship: As an element of our estate planning service, we assist families in ensuring that children with special needs are cared for through establishing a guardianship.
  • Custody: We assist parents as they dissolve their relationship to provide for the financial and emotional needs of their children through custody, visitation and child support.

The lawyers at Jill M. Metz & Associates can help your family achieve its goals. Contact our Chicago law office to schedule an initial consultation.

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