We serve clients in Lake, Cook, and DuPage Counties and are centrally located off Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows between Schaumburg, Palatine, and Arlington Heights.

Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys specialize in the following areas:

Compassionate Divorce Attorneys

A divorce or separation can be a very difficult process for everyone involved. You may feel scared, vulnerable or without any choices. It doesn’t have to be that way. My goal is to get you through your divorce as economically and emotionally efficiently as possible

Our Rolling Meadows, Aurora and Naperville-area divorce lawyers take the time to find out what is most important to you and determine the most effective strategies to reach your goals. Sometimes this means we have to fight hard. Other times we take a softer, more diplomatic approach, depending on the judge, the parties and what we are trying to achieve.

You don’t have to go through this alone. Our divorce attorneys can help.

If you are considering a divorce or separation and need a Chicago-area divorce attorney who will protect your legal rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, contact Waltz, Palmer & Dawson.

Meet our team of experienced, passionate attorneys. Check out our bios, or give us a call 847-253-8800

Our divorce lawyers have extensive experience and are able to explain the process to you, including what you should expect, what the fees will be, how the process will unfold, and how to end the marriage in a cost-effective manner. Most of all, we will ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Get the experience you need from a skilled divorce lawyer

The law firm of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson has a long history of dealing with divorce and family law. We know that the decisions made during the dissolution process will affect a family for years to come and, in many instances, can never be undone or modified.

Our specific areas of expertise are child support enforcement and defense, child custody, re-adoption, guardianship and visitation and parentage.

Each family law case is driven by a unique set of circumstances and each case is different. Because of this, every client deserves and should expect to receive personal and straightforward guidance from his or her attorney. Family law cases are often traumatic life events that require sensitivity and understanding.

We provide our clients with personalized care, while working diligently and earnestly to get the best possible legal results.

We help you understand Illinois divorce law

Our state has no-fault divorce, meaning that “irreconcilable differences” is all that needs to be cited for a divorce to be granted. This also means that actions or behavior that may be considered inappropriate, unacceptable or even illegal in our society might not considered in a court’s decision during a divorce case.

Many people are surprised to find out just how complicated divorce proceedings can be. One of the most pressing issues is in determining marital and non-marital property, or the division of assets, once a divorce is finalized. To truly get the best legal outcomes possible in your case, call the experienced divorce attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson.

Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law takes the unique approach of attempting to address both the individual’s and the family’s needs during a divorce with the goal of enabling the parties to effectively and respectfully co-parent and/or coexist after completing the divorce process. Collaborative divorce requires two collaboratively trained attorneys and potentially additional collaboratively trained professionals to assist the parties through the process.

Collaborative family law to ensure a peaceful divorce

A collaborative law divorce is unlike a traditional divorce in that in a collaborative divorce, the parties and their respective counsels will have a series of meetings to develop a mutually agreeable settlement on the issues of division of assets, liabilities, and custody and visitation. Only after a settlement has been reached will the formal petition for dissolution of marriage be filed and the parties will quickly thereafter proceed with the divorce.

Collaborative dissolution of marriage is not limited to those individuals with children or those who may already be in agreement on a number of issues and is for anyone who may be interested in potentially avoiding a litigious court battle and the emotional and financial expense that comes with that. The attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson are here and ready to assist you with your collaborative family law matter.

Spousal Support

In some cases, the court may order spousal support, or alimony, for a designated period of time. This usually occurs when one spouse will be left in a very poor financial position due to a divorce, while the other has enough means to live comfortably. Alimony in this situation is often temporary.

Spousal support proceedings can be a very difficult process to figure out. You need the divorce attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson to help you get a fair judgment in your divorce settlement.

Paternity Issues

There is a lot at stake for fathers when it comes to determining paternity. These issues affect a number of areas, including visitation, child custody and child support. On the other hand, it is important for mothers to confirm paternity for these very same reasons.

Fathers and mothers both have the right to stand up for their children’s best interests. If you’re dealing with paternity issues, contact Waltz, Palmer & Dawson today.


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