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Anique Kane Drouin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

About Anique

Learn Anique’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Either Collaborative Practice, ADR/Mediation, or traditional litigation. I help parties with their divorce or separation goals; including child-custody related issues.

    16 years

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Certified since 2009; over 50 mediation cases! I help facilitate the conversation and help parties reach resolution in a fraction of the time they might spend in court litigating.

    14 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    Sometimes people know they do not have anything to fight about or fight over; the agreement is cut and dried and they simply need someone to get them through the legal process/steps. I do so in a cost-efficient manner.

    16 years

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Unmarried couples who need resolution about how they will parent their shared children after ending their relationships turn to me for practical and efficient resolution.

    16 years

  5. Adoption
    5%
    Uncontested or agreed upon adoptions of minor child or adults; I can help with either.

    16 years

  6. Guardianship
    5%
    I assist with getting guardianship of a minor or a disabled adult.

    11 years

EXPERIENCED AND COMPASSIONATE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS.

When people learn that I am a family law attorney, I often get a shudder in response, or the question, "How can you do that type of law?" The answer is simple. I know that I can help people through a major transition in their lives and make the process less painful for them, and, most importantly, for their children. Navigating the court system can be tricky enough. Add in the powerful emotions that come with a domestic relations dispute and you need an informed, empathetic, yet cooler head, on your side. That is where I come in.

Focusing my practice solely in family law allows me to provide my clients specialized representation in their most personal and emotional matters. I create relationships with my clients that allow me to focus on their needs, and resolve their legal issues in an expedient and dignified matter. My mediation training and Collaborative Law training and role as a Fellow at the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois provide me with additional skills in alternative dispute resolution that can be used in and out of the courtroom. 

I handle pre-decree divorce cases, child support enforcement, orders of protection, pre-nuptial agreements, post-decree enforcement, paternity cases, college contribution cases, guardianships and adoptions, as well as mediation and collaborative cases. I make sure to meet my client's needs, and when it is outside my realm of expertise, I am ready with referrals to professionals my client may need during, or after, their case, such as business valuators, appraisers, custody evaluators, mortgage specialists, financial experts, and more.

If you want an attorney who will see you as a real person, with real issues, and who needs real results, then contact me. I am ready to start giving you real answers.

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Licensed for 15 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Anique

Drouin Family Law LLC
50 South Main Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60540
Drouin Family Law LLC
100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
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Reviews

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Posted by Stacy | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing to work with!
Anique was so great to work with through my whole divorce process. It was obviously a very touchy situation and she was able to help me navigate through all the difficult parts. She was very easy to contact and was always prompt with her responses. She answered all my questions and guided me through the whole process with ease. Anique made me feel like I knew what was going on every step of the way. My divorce was uncontested so she was able to explain to me what that meant and how I move forward. I would recommend Anique to anyone looking for a divorce attorney!
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Posted by Karen | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and kind
Anique took over once my husband was served and guided me through the whole rremaining process. I was satisfied with the end result. She was always able to calm me down when I felt overwhelmed and panicked. She was also able to explain things about the law that did not make sense to me. Her knowledge, I feel, enabled me to end up in a better position than I have heard other women have ended up with.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
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Competent, Focused, and Responsive
Anique helped me with multiple post-decree issues and each time proved to be thorough, competent and focused on the needs of my children. She was approachable and solution-oriented. I highly recommend Anique and will certainly call her again should the need arise.
Posted by Hope | February 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very thankful for Anique during our mediation
Anique served as the mediator in our divorce. She was 100% professional and a great communicator throughout the process. At times we thought we had covered all the bases ourselves, and she let us know that there was more to consider and helped us navigate the entire process. We are very grateful to have worked with her and happy that she was able to accommodate times to meet during our very busy work schedules. I would recommend Anique to anyone who is going through a divorce to help make the process less confusing and more straightforward.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Anonymous
Anique did a phone consultation with me to help me with a child custody issue. She listened to me cry on the phone for an hour as I told her about my situation. Throughout the phone call she was nothing but empathetic and supportive. She gave me amazing advice, helped to calm some of my fears, and also gave me many resources to explore. I honestly wished I could reach through the phone and hug her after our conversation. I felt like I was talking to a friend. It was also very obvious that this was a woman with lots of experience and knowledge. I would highly recommend Anique to anyone going through the trauma of divorce. Thank you, Anique, for your time, wisdom, and encouragement.
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Posted by Laura | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
It is my privilege to recommend Anique Drouin, an excellent divorce attorney who has amazing set of legal skills as well as delicate human compassion for clients who are going through a very difficult time. Anique, is extremely compassionate with her clients, yet firm in negotiations. Through her insightful and institutional knowledge, Anique Drouin was able to calm my nerves and reassure me in every step of the divorce proceeding process. Anique, was able to help me maneuver through the ambiguity with ease while having my best interest in the forefront of each divorce encounter. She has fantastic judgment and terrific communication skills and made sure that my best interests were always represented within the court system. At the end of the day, I completely trusted her guidance and great counsel. I highly recommend Anique Drouin in any family law representation you may need.
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Posted by John | April 24, 2018
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Awesome Attorney
Anique was recommended by our corporate attorney. I wanted a divorce attorney who was willing to listen to me and what my goals where and not just run up billable hours. She did an outstanding job! I would highly recommend Anique for anyone that needs a divorce attorney.
Posted by Theresa | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and compassionate
Anique provided more than just legal expertise - her supportive and caring demeanor helped get me through a very difficult process. She carefully explained the law and my options regarding each aspect of divorce. Anique is a high quality lawyer who is honest, realistic, and responsive. I am confident that we reached the best possible outcome together due to her hard work and diligence. I definitely recommend Anique and the law firm of Sullivan Taylor & Gumina.
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Posted by Kevin | June 24, 2017
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Excellent Representation
My divorce was uncontested with one minor child. Anique made sure I understood every aspect of what I was agreeing to in our decree. She walked me through the parenting agreement and made great suggestions to ease any acrimony that was in play. I highly recommend Anique in representing either parent as she has the experience, knowledge and temperament for successful outcomes in what can be very difficult and emotional situations.
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Posted by Kristin | April 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Anique is a thorough and professional attorney. I was impressed with her turn-around time and the ease of paperwork. She is a empathetic listener who made me feel important. I appreciated her honesty and realistic approach toward my case. She didn't mislead me. I will definitely go back to Anique if I need future legal assistance.
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Posted by Catherine | March 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and focused
Anique is thoughtful, caring, knowledgeable, and experienced. I am very pleased with the outcome of the case she handled for me. I was at risk of losing a considerable amount of money in my post-divorce case, but due to her understanding of the law, the options and the players, she was able to deter the damage. I would highly recommend Anique.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very kind and caring
I had phone and serveral email consultations with her, she is kind, knowledgable and really care about my situation. She is rare to find. I will definitely hire her if my situation is out of my control. If anyone I know need a family lawyer, she will be the first one on my recommendation list.
Posted by Lisa Van Brunt | January 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Anique represented me in my very complex divorce case and I couldn't be happier with her services. Not only was she thorough and made sure I was educated on the laws, she also truly represented my interests. She wasn't out just to make a buck (as some lawyers are). She came up with interesting solutions to my issues and was available to me throughout some tumultuous situations. I would recommend Anique to anyone needing a lawyer when it comes to family court issues. She is compassionate, brilliant and will make sure you fully understand potential outcomes of different actions you can take. She truly represents the word "counsel."
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Posted by Carol | July 3, 2015
Brilliant in the courtroom.
Anique has the unique ability to listen with compassion & understanding yet in the courtroom is tenacious with composure. She has represented me twice; first in 2013 with my divorce after 32 years of marriage and then again in 2015 when my ex-husband petitioned to end my maintenance. Both cases with successful outcomes for me. Anique asks questions to understand the situation, discusses strategy & pulls case law that is applicable. She is responsive, knowledgeable, ethical, honest & straight forward in her legal advice/counseling. Anique works very hard for the best possible outcome and is brilliant in court. I highly recommend Anique Drouin and the law firm of Sullivan, Taylor & Gumina.
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Posted by Beth | July 29, 2013
A Female Attorney to Trust & Admire
The senior attorney who handled my divorce several years ago added Anique Drouin to my case to help with a recent child support issue. This saved me money and introduced me to a female attorney who I trust and admire. Anique was professional, worked as quickly as possible, and gave excellent advice. Even better, she was "real," focusing not just on legal and financial ramifications, but also on how any given action might influence the ongoing relationship with my ex-spouse. At every turn, I knew her primary interests were achieving justice and ensuring that my children receive proper care and support. Anique was diligent in finding and interpreting the facts of my case. She brainstormed with me about creative options for reaching an agreement. She even observed body language (of both a judge and my ex-spouse) and factored that information into our approach to reaching a resolution. Should the need arise, I will turn to Anique again in the future. I recommend her highly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2012
Helpful and Tough
Anique is a tough lawyer. She stood up to the craziness of my former spouse without waivering. She gave me the opportunity to work on aspects of my paperwork to save my retainer, which helps with a kid in college. She is very responsive via email and phone. She answers all questions based on current practices in DuPage Cook. That was helpful since I live in Cook County. I did have any disagreements or problems with her. She spoke to my former spouses attorney and negoitated a fair settlement. She really looked out for my best interest, and I felt confident with her representing me. She never went against my wishes, and she understood my emotional state as I worked to end my marriage. Her advice was valuable and saved me time and money. Her paralegals were also very helpful and nice. My divorce was final in five months, which eliminated stress from my life. She was respectful of my family issues and worked around my schedule. I would hire her again if I ever needed a family lawyer.
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Posted by David | March 21, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Mrs. Drouin was my attorney for my divorce. I had been married for 10 years and it ended up being a little complicated. Anique did an excellent job, is extremely hard working, and always made me feel that she was looking out for my best interests.
Posted by Vj | March 20, 2012
My opinion about Anique
Anique is a very hardworking and knowledgeable and competitive attorney. She has always answered my questions with great patience and concern and is a very friendly person to interact with. I wish her good luck and success.
Posted by J-Lo | February 15, 2010
My Attorney Anique
My experience with Anique was unique. I felt comfortable about taliking to her about anything regarding my divorce, visitation etc. I could feel that she felt my pain of what I was going through, yet when I was unraveling she would help me to focus on the issue or issues at hand. She is very professional and detailed. Her personality puts you at ease even though you are going through a difficult time. She helped me to understand as to what was important to fight for and what things I needed to accept and "let go". When going through difficult times you need to feel normal and that everything is going to be okay. I guess this is what I liked about Anique the most is that she has this infectious laugh that would relieve the tension and make me feel good about life and my future. I would highly recommend her in the future if I have the opportunity presents itself. J-Lo
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Posted by Collin | January 14, 2010
Client Recommendation for Anique Drouin
Anique handled my divorce case as a consummate attorney. She was very conscientious, extremely knowledgeable, and punctual filing court papers and attending court proceedings. She kept me well informed of all developments throughout the divorce process by means of meetings, phone calls, emails, and letters. Anique is a true credit to her profession.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sullivan Taylor, Gumina, & Palmer, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, PC
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of David Silverberg, Esq.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk/Legal Advocate
  • Homeless Persons Representation Project
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Advocate
  • House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 2007
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Masters in Teaching
  • 2002
  • Queens University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Support for Disabled Adult Child
  • Won continued support for my client's disabled child.
  • Defeated Motion to Terminate Maintenance
  • Continued maintenance for my client.
  • Support Case
  • I successfully got my client an increase in support, plus tens of thousands in back child support.
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Associations

  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Family Shelter Service
  • Junior Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Naperville Womens' Leads Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2007
  • Highest Grade in Family Law
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2006
  • Highest Grade earned in Corporations class
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Review
  • Who Turned Out the Lights: How Maryland Law Fails to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence from Third Party Abuse
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Changes in Family Law--Frequently Asked Questions
  • 2017
  • Divorce Boot Camp
  • Motions Practice in Domestic Relations
  • 2017
  • Changes in Family Law--Q & A
  • Changes in the Law--Child Support and Custody
  • 2017
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Violence in the Home
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Non-Traditional Family Structures
  • 2015
  • Continuing Mediation Training
  • Mediation
  • 2014
  • Civil Union Super Seminar
  • Tax Implications of Civil Unions
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (23)
Endorse Anique
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Anique in a collaborative divorce case. Anique is an excellent attorney, is very knowledgeable, always professional, and was a pleasure to work with in the collaborative process. Anique is very kind and very intelligent. She is an excellent advocate for her clients, and is an asset to the legal profession. I highly recommend Anique."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently represented the spouse of Anique’s client in a collaborative law case. In my 29 years of practicing family law, I have rarely seen a family law attorney with Anique’s extraordinary skill set. She is intelligent, intuitive, high in emotional intelligence, is a good listener, and works well with other professionals. At the same time, Anique is not afraid to apply her excellent advocacy skills in creative ways to help her client."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Anique for several years, and have litigated against her. Anique is a hard-working and effective advocate for her clients. She takes reasonable positions and negotiates in good faith to avoid unnecessary litigation. When litigation is necessary, she cogently presents evidence and arguments on behalf of her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anique is knowledgeable, professional and hard-working. I am impressed by her ability to settle challenging cases when it's in her client's best interests, but also standing her ground and effectively advocating (and litigating) when needed. I would definitely recommend her for all family law related needs."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anique is a very professional attorney that advocates strongly for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anique is an excellent attorney and I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Anique Drouin, as she is a compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney. She handles difficult cases and difficult attorneys with poise. More importantly, though, she gives each of her clients very individualized attention. Anique is attentive and caring, which can be a rarity in the legal world!"
Mediation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anique is a talented mediator and takes the time and effort needed to help clients to reach an agreement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Anique for almost 10 years. She works diligently to provide the best result for her client. She is a strong advocate who is just as effective litigating in court as she is negotiating out of court."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch lawyer in her field. Anique is one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides excellent services to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anique is very knowledgable and an excellent writer. She makes a strong case for her clients in court and is always pleasant to deal with professionally. She is a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Anique K. Drouin. Anique provides zealous representation of her clients with thorough research and preparation of every issue present in each case."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Anique on several occassions and have found her to be a top-notch family law attorney. She is always well prepared, highly skilled and professional. Her clients are well served by her approach to handling their cases. I heartily endorse Anique as a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Drouin for several years both from litigating matters with her firm and from our regular interactions at the courthouse. Ms. Drouin has a sharp legal acumen that she employs to advocate zealously on behalf of her clients. That being said, she is also both professional and reasonable, which is beneficial to the client in negotiations, and are attributes that are becoming more rare in our profession. I would highly recommend Ms. Drouin as your attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Anique on several family law cases over the past several years. Anique is skilled and experienced in the full range of family law matters and represents her clients with sensitivity and compassion. I wholeheartedly endorse Anique as a family law attorney and collaborative practitioner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anique practices law with great integrity, and is very knowledgeable regarding family law matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Anique and I have worked together for over six years. We have shared an office and cases and there is very little she cannot do. Clients welcome her honesty and compassion and we, as her co-workers, welcome her sincerity and diligence and integrity."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Anique is extremely professional, competent, and trustworthy. I highly recommend her."
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