Family Law and Divorce Attorneys in Chicago, Elmhurst, and Park Ridge, IL
Experienced Illinois Lawyers Handling Collaborative and Family Law Issues
The attorneys at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC have the experience which comes from working for and against some of the top family law firms in Chicago. The experience garnered from working for a boutique Chicago family law firm allows us to bring top-level skills to our clients, while providing them with small firm attention and case personalization. Our attorneys have worked with a significant number of high-end clients, negotiating successfully against other boutique such firms as Schiller DuCanto & Fleck and Berger Schatz.
While Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC has the same skills and experience as other boutique family law firms in downtown Chicago, Park Ridge, and Elmhurst, our clients receive the benefit of more reasonable fees and access to the original founding firm members.
Additionally, with a high level of mediation and collaborative law experience, too, our lawyers understand that alternative dispute resolution is often better for the family. The client is almost always happier when he or she controls the outcome of their case. On any given day, the judge in a divorce trial (for example) may be dealing with his or her own set of emotions, and this can negatively affect the outcome of trials.
That being said, we are never hesitant to litigate a case when necessary, and we possess the skills to do so. Attorney Maxine Weiss Kunz has successfully tried cases involving complex asset distribution, custody, and matters involving contested premarital (antenuptial/prenuptial) agreements. The Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC attorneys are especially capable of dealing with high-conflict cases involving addiction or mental health issues and believe clients should be allowed to handle the emotional fallout of their divorce while the attorneys handle the legalities.
Bottom line, our law firm believes communication is key. Phone calls and e-mails are returned within 24 hours, whenever possible, and usually within mere hours unless the attorney is involved in a trial. Clients receive timely copies of all documents related to their case, and always have access to their files.
The law firm of Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC offers experienced, knowledgeable legal assistance in family law and collaborative law areas. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Divorce and Legal Separation;
- Contested Divorce;
- Uncontested Divorce;
- Family Law;
- Child Custody and Child Support;
- Child Support;
- Spousal Support/Maintenance (Formerly Known as Alimony);
- Litigation Involving Health Issues;
- Child Custody Evaluators and Other Professionals;
- Appeals and Judgment Enforcement;
- Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce;
- Prenuptial (Premarital) and Postnuptial Agreements;
- Paternity Matters (Children Born out of Wedlock);
- Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection;
- Same Sex Marriage and Divorce;
- Mediation; and
- Child Representation.
About Our Attorneys
Attorney Maxine Weiss Kunz, Founding Partner at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, has practiced family law since 2005, including traditional litigation, adoptions, and collaborative law. Maxine is certified for appointment as a child representative and Guardian ad Litem in Cook County. She is also certified to practice collaborative law throughout the state of Illinois. Maxine is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a certified mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Cook County courts. She is also licensed in Illinois Federal Court and has handled numerous appeals, including the decision of In re Marriage of Doermer.
Maxine is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association (where she sits on the committee that provides grants for children, including children of divorce or other children exposed to litigation for any variety of reasons) and the DuPage County Bar Association. Maxine was rated 10.0 on Avvo and is a Rising Super Lawyers Star. She is respected and known throughout Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties.
Maxine Weiss Kunz received her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Attorney Amanda Oliver is a Partner at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC. She likewise works hard to help those with family law issues settle those issues quickly, and with the least amount of stress possible. Amanda has concentrated her practice in child custody, visitation, child support and parentage matters, estate valuation and account tracing, prenuptial agreements, and various other pre-decree and post-decree issues. She is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.
Amanda Oliver received her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School and her B.A. from Millikin University.
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