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Anique Kane Drouin

About me

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 domestic relations cases 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.

I handle pre-decree divorce cases, child support enforcement, orders of protection, pre-nuptial agreements, post-decree enforcement, paternity cases, college contribution cases, 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.

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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    8 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    8 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    8 years
  5. Uncontested Divorce: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel John Kollias

    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.

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    Daniel Kollias Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Lisa Marie Giese

    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.

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Contact info

1250 E. Diehl Rd
Suite 400
Naperville, IL, 60563

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200708/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Baltimore2007
Highest Grade in Family LawUniversity of Baltimore School of Law2006
Highest Grade earned in Corporations classUniversity of Baltimore School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateSullivan Taylor & Gumina, PC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneySullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.2007 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Offices of David Silverberg, Esq.2006 - 2007
Law Clerk/Legal AdvocateHomeless Persons Representation Project2006 - 2007
Student AttorneyUniversity of Baltimore Family Law Clinic2006 - 2007
AdvocateHouse of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic2005 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage Association of Women LawyersMember2016 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFellow2013 - Present
Batavia Mothers' Club FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisAttorney Member2012 - Present
Batavia Mothers' Club FoundationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Family Shelter ServiceJunior Board Member2014 - 2016
Naperville Womens' Leads ClubMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defeated Motion to Terminate MaintenanceContinued maintenance for my client.
Support CaseI successfully got my client an increase in support, plus tens of thousands in back child support.
Change in CustodyAfter trial, my client was named the residential parent and received more parenting time with the child, plus child support.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
DuPage County Bar BriefsAn Absolute Right to Non-Suit? Not so Fast: A Review of the Law Surrounding Voluntary Dismissals2010
University of Baltimore Law ReviewWho Turned Out the Lights: How Maryland Law Fails to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence from Third Party Abuse2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude2007
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/AMasters in Teaching2002
Queens UniversityEnglish/PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Family Law SeminarViolence in the Home2015
Advanced Family LawNon-Traditional Family Structures2015
Continuing Mediation TrainingMediation2014
Civil Union Super SeminarTax Implications of Civil Unions2011