We Will Represent You in All Areas of Family Law.

illinois family lawyersCouples that are encountering challenges or changes in their marriage often need the counsel of a family lawyer to work through their problems. Traditional approaches to marital dissolution sometimes lack the thoughtful collaboration that can bring a mutual agreement. While not all conflict is avoidable, there is a way to minimize the cost and emotional upheaval of a divorce or separation.

At NuVorce, we have a unique approach that blends our background in strategic planning with identifying the core values of our clients. In this way, we focus on the issues that are most important to you, saving you time and money in the process. We want to give our clients the outcomes that they need in their family law issues, while maintaining respect and advocacy in the legal process.

The NuVorce Areas of Family Law Practice

Our practice areas span the full range of family law services, giving you the options that you need to resolve marital conflicts. Our practice areas fall into several specific categories:

Divorce and Legal Separation

The process of divorce requires a comprehensive approach to the many aspects of dissolving a marriage. By taking a strategic approach we identify what aspects of your divorce or separation are most important, and then we work toward a negotiated settlement.


There’s an old saying that a bad settlement is better than the best result in Court. That’s generally true, but if you’re unable to settle your case, you need someone who knows how to present your case to a Judge. Our attorneys have handled many issues at trial successfully (child custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, property valuation, property allocation, etc.) If you have to litigate, we’re ready to help.

Matrimonial Agreements

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are an effective means to clarifying the ownership of property and allocation of income in the event of a divorce. If approached as a strategic agreement, these documents can actually help bring marital conflicts to a quick resolution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Using alternative approaches such as mediation and collaborative law, NuVorce can work to bring you a negotiated settlement for your divorce. Some courts require mediation in divorce, and we support any attempt to reach a mutual agreement. If those approaches do not work we will litigate on your behalf to resolve the divorce in court.

Issues Surrounding Children

One of the most sensitive aspects of divorce is the custody and support of children, and we are committed to assisting our clients to have the time they need with children. Both issues of child support and custody will be discussed in the context of what is in the best interests of the child. We can also assist you in establishing legal paternity that will carry the rights and responsibilities of parentage.

Civil Unions and LGBT Matters

NuVorce supports the rights of all couples to have a legal union and can counsel you on new developments in marital law and LGBT matters. Legal marriage is now available in Illinois for same-sex couples and we can advise you on the process.

Orders of Protection

At times, domestic violence enters a marriage or family and requires the use of protective orders to prevent injuries or emotional harm. This may prevent contact between spouses as well as children in some cases.

Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

NuVorce approaches alimony as one aspect of divorce that needs to be included in a larger strategic discussion of asset division. At times, alimony is less important than other issues at the center of a divorce action, and we will help you identify the best approach to structuring any spousal support payments.

Division of Property and Business Valuation

The classification and division of marital property lies at the center of every divorce, and can include the valuation and distribution of business interests. There are many factors that go into division of property, including spousal maintenance payments. Often, this can be a contentious area between couples and we work hard to find compromise and agreement.

Strategic Planning

As Illinois family lawyers, NuVorce utilizes a unique combination of law and strategy to identify and meet specific client needs and values. We will be sure to listen to the outcomes that you want, and then focus our time and effort on those high value items. Please call us for a consultation in any of our areas of family law practice.