Cook County Divorce Lawyers
Serving Chicago & the Chicagoland suburbs including Cook, Will, Du Page & Lake Counties
“We consider ourselves a boutique Divorce & Family Law Firm, where our clientele both expect and appreciate the value associated with the personalized attention we give to the specific details of your case. We focus on litigation techniques designed to protect the things that are important — your children, your assets and your financial needs both during and after the divorce proceedings. Every case is different, and each involves varying levels of complexity. There are no “cookie cutter” answers at this law office. We give EVERY case our specialized attention, drawn from years of experience as courtroom and settlement negotiators, to maximize the results our clients expect.” ~ Todd A. Walters
Compassionate, aggressive and dedicated legal services from a respected and experienced Illinois divorce and family law lawyer. Serving clients in Chicago, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, LaGrange, Frankfort, Mokena, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Lemont and the surrounding towns, areas, counties and suburbs of Chicagoland.
At The Walters Law Group, Ltd., the term family law includes a variety of case types such as divorce and child custody, parentage and contested child visitation. It also encompasses civil Orders of Protection, Guardianships and Adoptions, as well as planning for your family’s future.
At our firm we help parents resolve these family law issues, whether it be by agreement or a contested trial. We establish child support and spousal maintenance both at the beginning of a case and with modifications in the future. We draft prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, we litigate domestic violence and Orders of Protection issues and we are as skilled at negotiating complex settlements as we are at preparing and engaging in extended contested trials in all family law matters.
Sympathetic Chicago Family Law Attorneys
Our firm represents every kind of client including professional athletes, television personalities, executives and politicians, as well as their spouses. We meet our clients the old-fashioned way, from referrals by friends, colleagues and other attorneys. In fact, our clientele is comprised almost exclusively from referrals by former clients, other professionals and former litigants whose spouse or partner we previously represented. Though they were on the “other side” of the case, they appreciated our respectful but aggressive approach.
Attorney Todd Walters has earned a reputation as an assertive practitioner in the courtroom, and also as a sympathetic counselor at law who is sensitive to the family law problems people such as you are working through.
Creative Child Support and Child Custody Agreements
Attorneys Todd Walters and Nicole Milovich represent clients through every kind of divorce, through the challenges of child support and those involving spousal maintenance. Many of these cases end in negotiated settlements, while others require contested trials.
Whether you consider yourself of high net worth or a member of the working class, the services we provide our clients are consistent in both quality and approach. Professionalism, discretion and integrity are of paramount importance when unraveling the complexities of asset discovery, property division, business valuation and child custody matters.
Todd Walters was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Every Situation Is Different — We Want to Hear Yours
If you are contemplating divorce, your choice of lawyer is of paramount importance. We suggest you look for an attorney who is effective, who is experienced and who understands the court system and the problems facing modern families of today.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
There is truth to the phrase “you get what you pay for”. In the context of a divorce, it is common for us to hear the following questions from prospective clients, all of which are valid and important:
“How much will my case cost”?
The cost of your case will depend on how much litigation is necessary to bring resolution. The more you and your spouse can agree on, the less expensive your case will be. Uncontested cases can be billed at a “flat rate”, whereas contested cases are billed at an “hourly” rate. In no event are divorce attorneys in Illinois allowed to accept divorce cases on a “contingency” basis, which is when a lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the value of what you are awarded by the Court.
“How long will it take”?
An uncontested divorce can be finalized in as few as ten days, whereas a contested divorce can last many months, if not years. The reasonableness of the parties, and their attorneys, directly affects the length of time cases take, and how much the case ends up costing in legal fees. The more you and your spouse (or your lawyers) are able to communicate on a healthy and productive level, the more money you and your family will be able to preserve for yourselves and your children’s financial needs.
“Why should I hire you instead of the other guy, or why not just represent myself”?
It is certainly possible for someone to act “Pro-Se” in a divorce. However, there are specific rules and procedures of court that need to be followed. Our laws do NOT allow the Court to treat you differently, or with leniency, in the event you choose to have a fool for a client. Part of our job is to educate you on the law, apply it to the facts of your case and to use our experience to obtain the result you deserve. The other part of our job is to protect you from members of our profession whose job it is to get results for your spouse.
What separates us from our competition is that we are respected by our clientele, the judges and other lawyers… BECAUSE we are skilled negotiators and litigators. Because we are persistent when it is beneficial for your family. Because we are patient and compassionate. Because we are aggressive when necessary and because we do NOT back down from vigorous litigation when our client’s position is supported by the facts and the law. Most importantly, we are honest with our legal advice and we do our very best to ensure that you and your children are protected.
We have over twenty years of combined experience in handling divorce, custody and family law cases. YOU give us your confidence, WE give you the peace of mind and the results you deserve.
To meet with us, call The Walters Law Group, Ltd.’s Cook County divorce attorneys at 312-806-6700 / 708-361-9700, or e-mail us using this online form.