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We believe that the divorce practice is desperately in need of a revolution.

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Why we're different

  • We will sit down with you to learn about your life and to educate you about the law.

    Your case is unique. From your family structure to your financial situation, no one else is exactly like you. Once we know you and how we can help you, we can then explain the fundamentals of Illinois divorce law. We’re in a unique position to do this because we were founded by a law school professor.

  • You will determine the goals of your case and we’ll develop a strategy to accomplish those goals.

    Once you know the law as it applies to the facts of your case, you’re able to tell us what your goals are for the case. Your case may involve child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and property issues, but they might not all be equally important to you. YOUR case should focus on YOUR goals. Once we know what your goals are, we’ll develop a strategy to accomplish them. We are the only divorce firm in Illinois that was founded by an attorney whose MBA focused on strategic planning, and we’ll use that to your advantage.

  • YOU will determine what YOUR case will cost.

    Based on your goals and the strategy to accomplish those goals, we will work with you to determine a flat fee or a monthly flat fee for your case. You will know exactly what you are paying and what you’re paying for (a revolutionary concept in divorce law). In setting the cost of your own case, we’ll be constantly urging you to think about this process through the lens of cost-benefit analysis. In other words, don’t spend $5,000 fighting over an issue that’s only worth $500 to you. Seems simple, but this is an emotional time where small issues can seem huge. We’ll help guide you away from these types of mistakes.

nuvorceThere are many divorce attorneys out there and most of them are capable of negotiating a settlement or winning a hearing in court.

So why should you hire NuVorce?

We believe that the divorce practice is desperately in need of a revolution. We believe that clients don’t want to be billed for every phone call, e-mail, and thought of their attorney. That system creates value for attorneys, but not for clients. We believe that there’s a better way.

We were founded with one goal: to revolutionize the practice of divorce law through one guiding principle: Everything we do must create value for our clients.

Our belief that everything we do must create value for the client permeates every element of our business. From our office space, to our use of cloud based computing, to our internal business practices, every element has been selected to provide more value to our clients.
We do things differently. That’s deliberate.

Andrew Vaughn

Attorney & Founder

Regardless of the issues in your case, Andrew G. Vaughn will develop a case strategy that uses a combination of his litigation and negotiation skills to ensure that you receive the best possible result.


Elizabeth Davies


Elizabeth Davies combines her skill as a courtroom litigator, her experience as a child advocate, and her compassion for families in transition to advocate for her clients and their families.


Katie Rinkus


Ms. Rinkus graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2015 and was sworn in to the Illinois Bar in 2015. Ms. Rinkus is well-versed in handling domestic violence issues.


Lesley Gwam


Ms. Gwam is active in the community, having volunteered with the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project and the Center for Disability and Law.


Nichelle Glover

Office Manager

Ms. Glover is the Office Manager of NuVorce and as such can ensure that you have access to your attorney, your file, or anything else you may need.



  • Alimony (Maintenance)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Negotiation)
  • Arbitration
  • Business Valuation Guidance
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Civil Unions
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Divorce Strategic Planning
  • Divorce Tax Planning
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • LGBT Family Issues
  • Litigation
  • Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Mediation
  • Negotiated Settlements
  • Orders of Protection
  • Parentage
  • Paternity Cases
  • Post-Divorce Disputes (Post-Decree Disputes)
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements (Premarital agreements)
  • Property Division
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trial litigation