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Margaret Bennett has more than 25 years of family law and divorce litigation experience. Ms. Bennett practices in DuPage, Cook, Kane and Will Counties, and serves as a Family Court Mediator for the DuPage County court system. Ms. Bennett is a specially trained Collaborative Law Attorney and offers Collaborative Law divorce services.
Margaret Bennett is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2012-2017). Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois are selected to the Super Lawyers list. Ms. Bennett has also been named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list (2012-2017) and the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list (2013-2017) in the State of Illinois by Super Lawyers, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Chicago Magazine. In June, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has presented Margaret Bennett with the prestigious Richard H. Teas Legislative Support Award at their annual meeting. Additionally, Ms. Bennett has been rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 1998, which is the highest rating available and has also been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011 to present).
Margaret Bennett received legislative appointment to serve on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee. The Illinois House of Representatives formed this committee to study and revise state law provisions relating to child support, spousal maintenance, parentage, the allocation of assets and child custody. Ms. Bennett also is an appointed member and current chair of the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee (2010 to present). This committee is charged with reviewing child support guidelines and making recommendations to the State legislature. Ms. Bennett participated in drafting the Income Shares Child Support legislation which became effective on July 1, 2017. Ms. Bennett promoted the adoption of the income shares approach to determine child support, an approach currently used by 39 other states and the District of Columbia. She is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject of child support.
Margaret Bennett is an appointed member of the Family Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association (2009 to present). She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Parentage Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for the term 2017/2018. The Parentage Subcommittee drafted the Parentage Act of 2015. Additionally, Ms. Bennett is the Co-Chair of the Child Support Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council for the terms 2017/2018. She recently co-authored an article on multiple family issues and child support for the Illinois State Bar Association. To read more articles by Ms. Bennett or learn about the new income shares child support legislation please go to www.lawbennett.com.
Margaret Bennett is an appointed member of the standing committee on Judicial Evaluations Outside Cook County for the Illinois State Bar Association (1997 to present). Ms. Bennett served as chair of the DuPage County Bar Association Family Law and Practice Committee for 2011/2012.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit http://lawbennett.com/ or call 630-573-8800.