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Judith M. Jenz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.9   22 reviews

also known as Judith Bolles-Jenz


Licensed for 30 years

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About Judith

Learn Judith’s areas of practice.

Judith’s practice is focused in the areas of divorce, custody, paternity, and guardianship proceedings. She is an aggressive trial attorney and persuasive negotiator with extensive experience in negotiating and litigating divorce related issues including custody, visitation, maintenance, child support, the distribution of assets and liabilities, domestic violence and orders of protection.

Judith provides her clients with focused, compassionate and individualized representation. What you have to say is important. She listens carefully to her clients, in order to provide them with practical and effective solutions. She believes in empowering and educating her clients to enable them to make informed decisions.

Judith has special experience in meeting the needs of children and working with the dynamics of families. Judith is a court certified Guardian ad Litem, in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, who is appointed by the court to investigate the best interest of children in contested custody cases. Additionally, Judith is trained and certified in mediation. Mediation can offer an effective alternative to expensive litigation and as a mediator. Judith guides parties in the process of creating their own solutions tailored to their needs and the needs of their family.

Judith also represents and advises clients in matters of estate planning, general litigation and residential real estate transactions.

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 02/15/2015

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Judith

Jenz Law Office, P.C.
2150 Manchester Road
Suite 110-D
Wheaton, IL, 60187

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jason | December 8, 2019
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This was my first experience with an attorney who followed through on all her promises!
Judith Jenz was outstanding. I needed an attorney for child support modification since my ex-wife had been collecting support for my son, who no longer lived with her. I live over 2000 miles away, which made things a bit more complicated in my eyes. I found Judith on Google Maps and chose her mainly based on her close proximity to the courthouse. It just doesn't seem rational to pay an attorney his or her rates to drive back and forth to the courthouse. Reviews through the Google Maps app were limited, but promising. On the phone, she was pleasant--professional, yet friendly and sincere. My case was a bit different than most, and Judith mentioned a couple details that were not like anything she had encountered before. What gave me comfort was that she had a logical plan, which included some simple strategies to minimize cost without compromising effectiveness. Where the shock came in was that it all panned out just as she intended. She saved me thousands compared to what I have experienced with other attorneys and thousands more after successfully eliminating my support obligations. She gave great advice all along the journey, and stayed true to her word the whole way through. After this experience, I wouldn't even think about choosing another attorney. She's an honest win in my book!
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Posted by Vivian | January 21, 2019
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Compassionate ,Kind and Engaged in discussion.
Judi Jenz was so kind, positive, reassuring, honest and very patient. I felt very overwhelmed and confused, Judi calmed me down and took away my fears and tears. Judi Jenz is a great listener, paid careful attention to my issues and personal details. I often called, e-mailed and sent messages to Judi, her response was incredible. I never felt it was about money , the time that she spent with me was truly appreciated. I would never have walked away feeling so relieved , relaxed and confident if it wasn't for Judi. My life has changed, I am forever Grateful and Thankful for the Expert Council and Personalized attention to every Detail. I Highly Recommend Judi, her kind, calm and enjoyable out look has been inspiring. Judi is Outstanding!!!
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Posted by Betsy | September 8, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Ms. Jenz represented me in my divorce and I could not have been happier with her representation. When I would get upset, she kept things calm. She was realistic and helped me to stay grounded and to see the whole picture. She was always extremely professional. I strongly recommend Judith.
Posted by Jo-Ann | September 6, 2021
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Compassionate and Efficient
I consulted a couple times before hiring Ms. Jenz to redo my will and complete other legal affairs after my husband's passing. She was always very sensitive to my needs and helped me resolve various issues. I am confident everything was done well at a fair rate.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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A very humane experience
Attorney Judith Jenz worked hard to make my divorce happen smoothly & quickly. What could’ve been drawn out for months took only 1 summer because she knew how to communicate with us to make the best possible divorce settlement for not only myself & ex husband but for our son. Judith Jenz made this a very humane experience. I highly recommend her legal expertise.
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Posted by Flora | April 23, 2021
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Well experience
Attorney Judi, represented my difficult divorce case. She is an amazing lawyer, very professional and detail oriented. She is hardworking, a good listener resolve complicated issues. She is always willing to assist me, very compassionate and highly competent. She understood my feeling and represented my case very well her fees are fair. She is one of the best, I recommend Judi. -Flora
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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Good Attourney
Judith was a good attorney! She represented me in Kane County. She was knowledgeable of the law. Good luck!
Response from Judith Jenz April 23, 2021
Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
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Judith Bolles Jenz
I had consulted with several attorneys over the course of a few months and could not find a good fit for me. I couldn't help feeling like I was being scrutinized as a worthy client. After a bit of research and narrowing down the qualities I had hoped to find in my attorney, I contacted Judi because of her excellent credentials. I instantly felt at ease. Not only is she extremely professional and knowledgeable of the law, she is also personable and calming. Judi was able to keep me focused on exactly what was needed, particularly when things became emotionally charged or I started to panic. Going through a divorce is scary and full of uncertainty, but when I needed guidance or a little reassurance, Judi would answer my call or email with just the right response to calm the anxiety. She had a strategy, she was always prepared and thorough, and she made sure that I left understanding the value or risk of every decision made. I always felt heard and protected. This process has taken a year and Judi has been my advocate throughout all of it. I am satisfied with the outcome and am grateful to have had her on my team.
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Posted by Bill | January 12, 2019
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Best lawyer ~
Judith was so great in handling my divorce that I didn't even realize my divorce had been finalized until weeks later even though she had provided me the final disposition...I guess it should've been evident but I don't do this often and was thinking I would be in court at least once to finalize the divorce! She had me at ease throughout our time together and she handled my divorce effortlessly ~
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Posted by Joe | July 28, 2017
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Very professional and great to work with. I would hire her again!
Judy, recently represented me in a divorce. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through the same situation. Unlike other lawyers she goes out of her way to make sure you are not spending money and time on issues or items that do not make sense. She is fair, understanding and a great listener. She is very patient and kind in dealing with tough situations. She also does a great job giving you reasonable options and is one of the nicest lawyers I ever met. She was very professional and tough when she needed to be and it was a good balance to have in dealing with a divorce and other lawyer.
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Posted by Laura | July 25, 2017
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Very happy with my outcome
Ms. Jenz is very professional yet very compassionate. She really listened to what my concerns were. Ms. Jenz did not just tell me what I wanted to hear...she was honest about how things worked under the law. Having said that, she worked really hard on by behalf for the best possible outcome and I can truly say that I am happy how my case turned out. There were times when I called her in a complete panic, I mean this was the worse time in my life, and she helped calm me down and eased any fears. I'm sure I wasn't always the easiest client to deal with, but she never made me feel that way...ever... and for that I am so grateful.
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Posted by Heidi | September 16, 2016
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A True Advocate
My experience with Judith Jenz was extremely positive. She is both compassionate and practical, as well as highly skilled at building diplomacy with opposing counsel which saved us time, money, and energy. Although I've worked with other good attorneys, Judi was unequivocally the first with whom there was never a shadow of a doubt in my mind that her primary motivation was my kids' best interest. She paid attention to all the details of my case, and she was understanding of the sometimes-crazy emotions of the situation, while knowing when it was time to cut through those emotions to problem-solve effectively/efficiently. Her billing is fair, rates are reasonable, and she is clearly interested in coming up with the best solution to make a difficult situation as manageable as possible. My opinion is that Judith Jenz is one of the rare family law attorneys who truly functions as an advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
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Agreed Order and a Will - Great Job - All Done Quickly!
Judi did a great job getting a complicated Agreed Order completed for me and in the process I revised my will too! She was professional and a great listener. She heard what I wanted to accomplish and helped me get there. She was available and communicated well throughout the process. I would highly recommend Judi for quick work on a will and for more complicated legal needs. She kept me on track, got creative and got the job done!!
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Posted by Dean | January 20, 2016
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OUTSTANDING lawyer!!
I retained Judi as my attorney when my ex spouse was filing a Quadro and tried to say I was in contempt on 3 items of the divorce decree. Judi listened to my concerns and assured me we could resolve this matter. She was very organized, had me gather emails, receipts etc and presented our documentation and the charges were dismissed and resolved. She also filed a motion for contempt charges on my ex spouse and I was actually awarded my retirement back!! I was beyond thrilled at the outcome. My wife referred me to Judi because she knew her personally and I'm so thankful. She was professional, on time, organized and a very caring considerate person. Judi will be who I will recommend and I already have.
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Posted by Shannon | January 17, 2016
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Judith M. Bolles-Jenz
I would highly recommend obtaining Judi as counsel. Aside from her proficiency and professionalism, she also helped make a difficult divorce experience more manageable. At a very vulnerable time I felt that I was in very capable hands. As a result of her efforts and successes, I was pleased with the outcome of reaching a settlement that was fair with the best interests of my family as the priority. Her understanding and caring personality balances well with her expertise in the courtroom.
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Posted by Kate | January 14, 2016
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A great experience
Ms. Bolles-Jenz is highly competent, compassionate and able to communicate clearly. I had complications with divorce post-decree and she was able to resolve many issues quickly. Her fees are fair and explained fully. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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Informative and Efficient
I needed some help in efforting to secure a stolen engagement ring. Judith did a wonderful job of providing me with some background information on the situation as it pertains to Illinois Court's history of similar cases and helped guide me in a good direction that would be effective in both method and cost. Thanks Judith!
Posted by Anita | October 22, 2015
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Excellent! Highly recommend
Judi is an excellent attorney. I had a difficult divorce and issues even after the divorce due to financial entanglements with my ex. Judi always does her research and is extremely prepared. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by David | October 15, 2015
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Judith M. Bolles-Jenz, Outstanding Attorney
I enjoyed working with Judi since she always provided clear and concise advice as well as an explanation of why we needed to handle certain legal activities. She is an outstanding resource and very professional.
Posted by Pamela | September 2, 2015
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I'm currently a client of Judith Jenz. I appreciate her professionalim and cost effectiveness while working towards completing my case. She listens, is kind and compassionate and will always advises you with these traits and her knowledge of the law.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office Judith Jenz
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Beck & Houlihan, PC
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Judith Bolles Jenz
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • John Biestek & Associates
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Green Law Offices
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • Indiana University School Of Law
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • 1992
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2022
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2022

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Coaches training weekend
  • Legal Primer on Starting a Business
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Jenz is an excellent attorney and advocate for her clients. She is extremely professional, diligent and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ms. Jenz."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bolles-Jenz is a pleasure to work with and a strong advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Bolles-Jenz. She is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law. Ms. Bolles-Jenz easily identifies issues to be addressed and approaches them in a practical, logical manner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Judi is an excellent attorney. She is very intelligent - she has an immediate grasp of the issues and how to resolve them. She is compassionate and caring and gives each client the individual attention they need."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judi is a hardworking and dedicated family law attorney, respected in the legal community. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Judi for over twenty years. She is knowledgeable, thorough and a great advocate for her clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer Judith M. Jenz
Judith M. Jenz
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation