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About me

In addition to almost 10 years of litigation (trial) work, I am trained as follows:

-collaborative law


-child representative

-guardian ad litem

-appeals prosecution

-appeals defense


My husband and our two children live in the suburbs of Chicago and enjoy concerts and yoga in our "spare" (what's that?) time...


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    2 years
  2. Family: 32%
    2 years
  3. Child Custody: 28%
    2 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    2 years



Hourly ($225-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jennifer Lynn Rexroat Lavin

    Maxine is a respected family law attorney because she is an empathic, zealous advocate for her clients. Her litigation skills are outstanding. She is also an astute negotiator and mediator. I give Maxine my highest recommendation, without reservation.


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Contact info

Weiss Kunz & Oliver, LLC

180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, 60601

Weiss Kunz & Oliver, LLC

110 E Schiller Street
Suite 319
Elmhurst, IL, 60126



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200508/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Emerging Family LawyersLeading Lawyers2016
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
CALI Award of Excellence in Family LawChicago-Kent2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Founding MemberWeiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyRosenfeld Hafron Shapiro & Farmer2008 - 2014
AttorneyThe Law Firm of Debra J. Braselton, P.C.2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationLiason of Health Care Council2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, ISBA Delegate2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationCouncil Member2005 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisFellow2005 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRMO Doermer, 955 N.E.2d 1225, (1st Dist. 2011).A nonmodification clause was upheld, despite the unallocated nature of the support.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Leading Lawyers Magazine2016 Guide to Jewish Living in Chicago,"2016
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Legal Advice for Working Parents"2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin(Abe) Lincoln - movie review2013
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterARDC hearing board recommends overturning disciplinary action charged against family law attorney2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationChanges to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 2162011
Indiana State Bar AssociationCollaborative Law -- A Brief Overview2009
Illinois State Bar Association Bar NewsE-mail Etiquette2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Indiana UniversityN/AN/A2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jnt. Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence MeetingOrders of Protection: Sword or Shield?2015
Advanced Custody and Visitation IssuesVisitation RIghts of Non-parents2014
Basic Skills Course for New LawyersEthical Considerations for Lawyers2008
GAL Training for Adoption Cases in DuPage Co.Caselaw update: Parental Unfitness in Adoption actions2007