Having spent my entire 35-year career in a law firm with a strong and prominent... more
Having spent my entire 35-year career in a law firm with a strong and prominent family law department, as well as a boutique commercial litigation group, I have been able to concentrate my practice in both areas. As matrimonial law has become more complex and often involves financial issues similar to what I deal with in the commercial arena, my experience in each area enhances the other. Be... view profile
I greatly enjoy practicing family law. The majority of my cases are pre-decree... more
I greatly enjoy practicing family law. The majority of my cases are pre-decree divorce, post-decree divorce, custody, child support, parentage, and adoption cases. I also draft and review pre-marital agreements and take family law appeals cases, including DCFS appeals cases. I am licensed to and have practiced in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. I also was involved ... view profile
Effective appellate advocacy requires specialized skills to analyze the pertinent... more
Effective appellate advocacy requires specialized skills to analyze the pertinent legal issues and see the case the way appellate justices do, ensuring that the law and applicable procedure were followed in the trial court. An effective appellate lawyer must be well-versed in pertinent case law and applicable procedural rules, with the ability to identify those issues and arguments which are l... view profile
I founded Fahnert, LLC, after working as a divorce lawyer at a public-interest legal... more
I founded Fahnert, LLC, after working as a divorce lawyer at a public-interest legal clinic in Chicago. I realized that the private sector needed the same smart and caring lawyers who worked in the public interest sector. Thus, my law firm has the client-focused philosophy of doing good, putting clients first, and resolving issues as efficiently as possible.
The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC concentrates in litigation, mediation... more
The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC concentrates in litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce and family law. This practice includes helping people to deal with disputes involving child custody, visitation, child support, division of assets, business ownership and management issues, real estate, maintenance (alimony), guardianship, parents rights, college education costs and rel... view profile
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.