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Tricia Dawn Goostree

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

4.6   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Tricia

Learn Tricia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    34%
    No matter how long you have been married, getting a divorce is supremely challenging. Separating a marital estate is not easy, and neither is making decisions about how to co-parent. Get the experienced and knowledgeable legal representation you need

  2. Family
    33%
    Attorney Goostree is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. She has over 18 years of experience helping people in Illinois through their family issues. Give her a call now.

  3. Uncontested divorce
    33%

WE PROVIDE EXPERIENCED & PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES IN ALL AREAS OF FAMILY LAW. CALL

Since 2002, Tricia's practice has been solely concentrated in family law and domestic relations, including but not limited to complex financial cases, issues of maintenance, contested custody litigation, and appeals. For nearly 15 years, Tricia's goal has been to represent her clients zealously with integrity and compassion, whether during tough settlement negotiations or litigation. Tricia loves being in the courtroom and excels when presented with difficult legal problems or challenging opponents. As a small town girl who moved to Chicago to pursue her drive of being a lawyer, Tricia has the ability to relate to folks from all walks of life, regardless of what their legal or family issues may be.

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Location

Goostree Law Group
555 S Randall Road
Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL, 60174-5918
Goostree Law Group - Wheaton Office By Appointment Only
2100 Manchester Road
Suite 908
Wheaton, IL, 60187
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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough work, Sound Advice, Set Expectations Correctly
Tricia Goostree came highly recommended, and I can see why. Her professional, friendly demeanor is outstanding, as were her assessment of my situation, the carefully planned steps she took to handle every aspect of my divorce, and the clear explanations she provided along the way. I really appreciated how Tricia kept things moving forward without compromising my position, as well as the fact that she stayed very close to her original cost estimates. It's quite apparent that her experience and abilities made that happen. I would highly recommend Tricia Goostree to anyone needing excellent advice and counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
The Best!
Throughout the process of my exceptionally overwhelming complicated, stress-ridden case (with an excess of personal/emotional issues), Tricia consistently and willingly offered me the best legal and more importantly, personal support I could have had. At all times Tricia was professional and prepared for the expected and often times unexpected issues which arose both in and out of court. I am so grateful for the manner in which she was able to help me deal with the intense emotional/legal aspects of the case. The personal concern and care she displayed made me feel I was a person to her and not merely a client. I sincerely believe the end result of my case would not have been as successful had it not been for her personally!
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Posted by Mickey | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing ethical and empathetic lawyer
I utilized Tricia's services for recalculating child support with my ex-wife. Tricia is very professional, strong knowledge of case law, and provided cost effective ways for my ex-wife and I to get the details pre-agreed upon without my wife's lawyer or Tricia. This was nice to see since it showed she was ethical and professional, and NOT trying to churn fees. Most importantly Tricia showed empathy for me, my children and even my ex. Many divorced situations turn ugly. Tricia's empathy and care she showed for all parties speaks volumes about her ethics and morals. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel in this unfortunately area of the law.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Exceptional!
When unexpectedly faced with a divorce, I felt overwhelmed and terrified. Fortunately Tricia, along with her entire team, provided me with outstanding legal counsel and emotional support. She made the most difficult time in my life much easier to bear and never made me feel as though I were just another client. She allowed me the gift of being able to focus more on healing myself and my children, because I knew that I was in excellent hands with my legal team. Unlike many lawyers, she was always very easily accessible. Messages and emails were promptly and professionally returned. I could not have asked for a better level of communication. Her outstanding professionalism, broad knowledge base, intuitive advice, and solid ethics set her above the rest. I have already and will continue to highly recommend her to anyone seeking an exceptional family law attorney. Thank you Tricia! Words could never express the gratitude I feel for the support that you gave me during a difficult journey.
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Posted by John | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Tricia Goostree was a fantastic counsel throughout a difficult post divorce custody situation. She made herself available as needed throughout the process and provided outstanding advice and prep before each mediation session. Her advice and suggestions were realistic, reasonable, and continually focused on what was best for my kids. She helped guide me through the mediation process to a successful conclusion that avoided the cost and conflict related to a court room custody battle. I would use Tricia Goostree as my lawyer again in the future without any hesitation.
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Posted by Sheryl | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal protection during a contentious divorce!
Tricia Goostree provided phenomenal protection, guidance and support through my very contentious divorce. I approached Tricia after enduring difficult domestic circumstances. She was kind and supportive as I processed what had happened; she was patient while I determined the best avenue to take. When it finally became clear that I needed to take legal action, she swiftly gathered the information needed and filed for a legal separation on my behalf. Because my (now ex) spouse answered the legal separation with divorce papers, I was not ever required to be in court, and Tricia represented me completely and thoroughly through a myriad of issues to protect me from claims for financial support, as well as obtaining reimbursement for funds taken from a joint account and costs associated with selling the marital residence. At the end, I came away “whole” and feel that I was protected and well-represented. I can unequivocally recommend Tricia Goostree and her firm. Thank you for my freedom, Tricia!!
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Posted by Christine | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
Tricia Goostree was my attorney for my divorce and some issues with my ex-husband after my divorce was final. Although I did not have a very difficult case, she was always willing to help and answered all of my questions quickly. She was mindful of my financial situation and did her best to keep costs down. Her office staff are really nice and professional. I have recommended her and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2014
Great representation
Tricia represented me in my divorce case last year. She was responsive, always prepared and never lost sight of my goals. She is great in court and out and helped me negotiate a settlement that I am pleased with. She wasn't afraid to fight for me, though, which was important to me. I would definitely recommend her - she's a great lawyer.
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Posted by Dan | April 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn't Respond to Email on Time-Sensitive Subjects
Nearly two months of weekly urgent email communication went unanswered with the exception of one 'I'll call you next week, what time is good?' response during a time-sensitive filing concerning school and healthcare deadlines for my children. After those two months, one of my close friends and his pregnant wife were subpoenaed by the opposing party, I stopped in to the firm in person to request a phone meeting and was dismissed as a client the same day. The firm/attorney seemed completed unaware that my friend had his own representation (clear from the case file) as well as unaware that I had been trying to contact them and cc'ing paralegals /office staff as well. Instead of owning up to the clear lapses in service (even though my payments have been prompt), they simply said I wasn't a 'good fit' and left me to find a more responsive attorney mid-motion.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD
  • 2002

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association Admissions and Membership Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Kane County Bar Association Public Relations Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (24)
Endorse Tricia
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tricia is very experienced and knowledgeable. She knows her cases well, and focuses on trying to find reasonable and amicable solutions to issues in the cases. She does good work!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tricia is a dedicated and devoted attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients! I endorse her!"
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been on the other side of Tricia many times. I have always been impressed with how she handles a case because she advocates strongly when she feels she is right, but she does not fight about trivial things to run a client's bill up, as many divorce lawyers seem to do. If you meet with her, it will be obvious to you that she is intelligent and confident in her abilities. In my experience, she has always come to court prepared and has vigorously argued for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Charles Divorce and separation Lawyer Tricia Dawn Goostree
Tricia Dawn Goostree
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation