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Andrew P. Cores

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%

    31 years

  2. Child support
    20%

    31 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Our experience and training in family law is supported by our aggressive and proactive style. We also believe in reasonableness and cooperation, however, and we adjust our representation to suit the needs of each client. We are trained in mediation and colloraborative law.

    31 years

  4. Family
    20%

  5. Alimony
    10%

    31 years

  6. Business
    10%
    Our attorneys represent small and midsize businesses, ranging from construction contractors, manufacturers, service providers, hospitals, professionals, banks, and credit unions. Each client receives attentive and personalized advice about their commercial or corporate law issue.

    31 years

If you find yourself facing a difficult divorce or separation, you want to have someone on your side. At Esp Kreuzer Cores,  our family law attorneys understand your need for straight answers and supportive guidance. Your needs and rights are our number one priority. We are compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys who are committed to helping you through the divorce process and ensuring that if children are involved, the best interests of your children are put first.

We have experience negotiating on behalf of parents in all aspects of a divorce, from custody and visitation, to child support, property division, spousal maintenance, fathers' rights and post-decree modification. We also handle paternity matters, adoptions and juvenile matters.

Our lawyers will listen carefully to your concerns and can answer your questions and explain your rights. We can help explain the divorce process to you, help you understand the possible outcomes, and counsel you about what course of action to take. Knowledge is the first step in making the right decision. We understand that this is a difficult time in your life and truly care what happens to you.

Our family law attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and professional representation. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your family-related legal issue.

Our experience and training in family law is supported by our aggressive and proactive style. We also believe in reasonableness and cooperation, however, and we adjust our representation to suit the needs of each client. At Esp, Kreuzer, Cores & McLaughlin, we assist clients in all aspects of the law relating to the needs of today's families, including, but not limited to:

  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Child support determination, collection, and modification
  • Child custody, visitation, and parents' rights to make decisions regarding their children
  • Modification of visitation or child custody orders, including in situations in which one parent is moving to another state
  • Legal determination of paternity
  • Father's rightsAreas of Practice: Banking & Finance LawCredit UnionsBankruptcy LawCreditors' RightsBusiness OrganizationsFamily LawAlimony & Spousal SupportChild SupportCollaborative LawCustody & VisitationDivorceDomestic Violence & NeglectPrenuptial AgreementsLitigation & AppealsComplex LitigationFederal Trial PracticeState Appellate PracticeState Trial PracticeReal Estate LawCommercial Real EstateResidential Real EstateBar Admissions:Illinois, . District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995Education:Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, USA, : Summa Cum Laude Professional Associations and Memberships:DuPage County Bar Association, 1993 - PresentMember

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Location

Andrew Cores-Esp, Kreuzer Cores, LLP
400 S. County Farm Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60187
Andrew P. Cores - Esp Kreuzer Cores, LLP
123 Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL, 60543-8880
Andrew P. Cores - Esp Kreuzer Cores , LLP
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1860
Chicago, IL, 60606-2905
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Carla | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Guardian Ad Litem in Dupage County
I was Pro Se with my case and issues of right of first refusal. Andrew was assigned to our case with my twins and he excelled in meeting our families needs. Most attorneys I’ve dealt with in the past don’t take the time to really get to know the family dynamics in the small time frame they are given. Andrew did just the opposite. In all of our correspondence and meetings, with my children as well, Andrew took such intricate care with all the details concerning our family and I highly recommend his services to those who are looking for an honest, fair and upstanding person to handle their family affairs during or after divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
He's been my lawyer for 5 years.
Andy Cores' team is outstanding. My case was very stressful on the kids and me, but I always drew comfort from knowing that the legal issues were in good hands. Andy is the best, but not the least expensive. There are lower cost divorce lawyers but that's not the point. In Illinois, if the other side of the divorce spends less than your side, they have to pay part of your lawyer's bill. Pretty sweet, and it makes for an easy decision to hire the best lawyer you can find. Andy has handled all of my divorce/custody/child support/maintenance issues since the day of our initial consultation.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 4, 2011
Divorce..made the process less stressful for me
Everyone at EKCM is wonderful! Very personable, they understand what you are going thru and made the entire process so much easier than I thought it would be. Between Andy, Wendy, Matt, and of course Toni, theytook so much stress away when I though I gotten to the end of my rope. My Ex caused several delays, and various problems, right down to the end. They keep you updated frequently, and explain all options, even some you may not want to hear. They have a great team there!
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Posted by Paul | December 28, 2010
Great negotiator and tough trial lawyer
My wife's attorney was pushing me around until Andy Cores entered my case. He quickly negotiated a VERY favorable parenting schedule. When she refused to be reasonable on financial matters, we prepared for trial. When the day came, Andy was ready, she was not, and I got everything I asked for.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
Divorce
Andy and his legal team were wonderful work with. When initiating the divorce proceeding, they thoroughly explained several options based on my situation, including mediation and collaborative law. The attorneys and support staff were extremely helpful and knowledgable, and I would strongly recommend Andy and his team to anyone going through a separation or divorce. They were very understanding and supportive when dealing with the stress and emotional roller coaster of a divorce, child custody, financial settlements, etc. The terms of the Joint Parenting Agreement and Marital Settlement Agreement were explained in great detail and I truly felt a part of every decision.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2010
Very Good and Honest
If you want a lawyer to seek revenge this is not your guy. Andy will watch what you spend and always tell you the truth even if you dont like it. He is very good and honest ...which is rare in this business. Knows the system and wont waste your money. Very Smart and his staff is is the best.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Strictly a lawyer, no human being behind it.
Andy is an OK lawyer but he really does not show any interest in the human side of the clients, you are just another case number. He was little or not prepared for the meetings with the other lawyers reading the papers for the first time during the meeting, did not discussed any strategies, he assumes he knows what to do and does not feel the need to consult you let alone inform you. As a negotiator he was bipolar, either disconnected or overly aggressive. I am sure he knows his trade but he forgets who is paying the bills.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Esp Kreuzer Cores , LLP
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP
  • 1993 - 1996

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • TEC Committee - Illinois Collaborative Law Institute
  • Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Lawyer.com Verified
  • Lawyer.com
  • 2010
  • 9.0/10
  • AVVO
  • 2010
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Publications

  • University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
  • Market Substitution and Copyrights: Predicting Fair Use Case Law
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice Committee
  • Contempt, Petitions for Rule to Show and Discovery
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (19)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Cores. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is a pleasure to work with and is a highly knowledgable professional. I look forward to resolving more cases in the future with Andrew."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy works hard for his clients while maintaining a professional demeanor. He understands that we can get more accomplished for our clients working together than engaging in unecessary fighhting."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is a well-respected member of our local legal commmunity. He is an exceptional litigator and vigorous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is an excellent attorney who represents his clients well and works well with opposing counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andy Cores is an exceptional attorney who excels as a mediator, negotiator and litigator. I have had the opportunity to observe Andy in both the office and courtroom and have seen a dedicated who attorney who is always prepared for all possibilities. Andy strives to settle his client's cases, but is ready for litigation should it become necessary. Andy is well respected in the legal community and leads his practice with the utmost integrity and ethics. Andy also is tremendous mentor who ensures that attorneys that work for him also learn how to be exceptional negotiators and litigators and practice law with the utmost integrity and ethics."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andre Cores is dedicated to preserving and protecting his client's rights. Andrew is an experienced litigator, but understands that there is no point in "fighting just to fight". Andrew will skillfully and aggressively push for a resolution that meets his client's needs. I highly recommend Andre Cores."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is always professional in his dealings with clients and other attorneys. He advocates fairly and zealously on behalf of his clients. He is one of the best mediators in DuPage County."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Andy is an excellent advocate for his clients and is a pleasure to work with. He is effective, honest, and experienced."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Andy works hard for his clients and treats his opponents and colleagues with respect. He is a man of intergrity and I look forward to my opportunities to work with him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Andrew has an excellent reputation among his peers. He is very a competent and well respected member of the Bar."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked opposite with him on a collaborative dissolution case and he was prompt, professional and trustworthy."
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Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew P. Cores
Andrew P. Cores
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 30 years