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Ann McGinnis O'Connell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

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also known as Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd.

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Ann

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I HAVE 18 YEARS OF HANDLING DIVORCE CASES. MY MOTTO IS AS FOLLOWS: "IT IS BETTER TO MEDIATE AND NEGOTIATE RATHER THAN TO GO TO TRIAL". SAYING THAT, IF TRIAL IS NECESSARY, I AM PREPARED AND EXPERIENCED IN HANDLING THE MOST COMPLEX CASES.

I am a family law and divorce lawyer serving Cook County and Lake County, Illinois. My approach prioritizes resolving family disputes with dignity and always in the best interests of the children. In my practice, I represent spouses during divorces, address parenting plan issues, secure child support and maintenance (formerly known as alimony), draft pleadings, attend court hearings, depositions, and meetings, conduct legal research, and strive for optimal outcomes for my clients.

While all lawyers aim to assist their clients, as a family law and divorce lawyer, I grasp the intricacies involved, including children's welfare, justice for abused spouses, and property division concerns.

Regarding property division, I possess particular expertise. With an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting and seventeen years of experience in the financial industry, I personally undertake much of the financial investigative and analytic work. Additionally, I maintain contacts with top-tier financial experts in the divorce industry to provide assistance at trial if necessary.

On a personal level, I have successfully handled numerous divorces, boasting a proven track record in negotiating settlements and trial work. Trained in mediation, I am acquainted with most of the divorce judges in Cook and Lake County, Illinois, and advocate for mediation and negotiation whenever possible, though I am prepared to be assertive at trial if required.

My team and I are readily available to answer your inquiries and keep you informed about case developments, sharing all pertinent information. Prior to devising a strategy, I will brief you on the tactics, and it will ultimately be your decision whether to proceed.

My fee structure is hourly, competitively priced, and I endeavor to keep invoices reasonable and fair. If warranted, I will petition the court to have your spouse cover the fees.

Lastly, my strong interpersonal skills enable me to engage calmly and constructively with emotionally vulnerable clients, recognizing the deeply personal nature of family law matters.

Please don't hesitate to contact my firm for more information and to schedule a free consultation.

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Location

Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd.
1911-B Rohlwing Road
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

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Posted by Darlene Deo | March 13, 2024
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Exceptional Attorney
I have been working with Ann for 10 years on different legal matters. She works doggedly hard for her clients , has exceptional attention to detail, is knowledgeable, focused and has high ethical standards that drives results I highly recommend her as she is extremely competent in her area of law.
Posted by Chris | March 12, 2024
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Best in the Business
I had the pleasure of working with Ann recently and was incredibly impressed with her professionalism, expertise, and dedication to my case. She provided clear guidance every step of the way, ensuring I fully understood my options and felt supported throughout the legal process. Her attention to detail and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome truly set her apart from the rest. I highly recommend Ann to anyone in need of top-notch legal representation.
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Posted by JANET | March 12, 2024
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Exceptional Lawyer
I hired Ann the day after I found out we needed urgent legal assistance for a emergency order of protection and divorce. I had already spoken with 2 other lawyers that could not help me for weeks. We were in court effectively protecting my family the next morning. Divorce complete in a few weeks. She is brilliant, efficient and also caring. She effectively got us through a horrible process and horrible time. I will keep using her for all the legal needs she can help me with.
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Posted by Justin | March 12, 2024
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Excellant for toxic divorces or needing to settle.. no churning
Attorneys are notorious for taking advantage of desperate people. Ann is not one of them. She cares more about the client than billing them for every email or phone call. She is a calm presence in the middle of a storm. She works diligently and protects you from future issues as well as current. Highly recommended and will refer to everyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
I retained Ann for my divorce, and I was so happy with her services. She was patient, communicative, and professional. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a great divorce attorney.
Response from Ann O'Connell January 21, 2020
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.

Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carstens v. Carstens, 108 Ill. App. 2d 439, 248 N.E.2d 135 (Ill. App. Ct. 1)

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of American Justice, Jurisprudence, and Advocacy
  • The Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011

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Rolling Meadows Divorce and separation Lawyer Ann McGinnis O'Connell
Ann McGinnis O'Connell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rolling Meadows, IL
Licensed for 18 years