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Andrew L. Spivack

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.7   15 reviews

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About Andrew

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Andrew Spivack is the owner and principal of the Law Offices of Andrew Spivack with offices located in Chicago and the northern suburbs. Andrew Spivack has represented hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, arrearages and retro support, visitation, post-decree, parentage and other family law cases. 

Areas of practice also include pre and post-nuptial agreements, college contribution, paternity and DNA testing. Also consistent with the new changes in the divorce laws in 2016 areas of practice include preparation of parenting agreements and allocation of parental responsibilites.

Andrew Spivack is a strong advocate for his clients and protecting their rights. He believes every person should be fully informed and have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to guide  them through the difficult and important decisions they face with the goal of acheiving the best results and outcome.

Representing clients for over 35 years in all areas of divorce and family law, Andrew is a highly experienced attorney who  is well respected among his peers and judges alike. He is on the divorce and family law panel of the Chicago Bar Association attorney referral service, certified as a Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem for children and has been appointed to represent children in numerous cases, a Court Faciliiator for the Domestic Relation Division and  a member of the Illinois and Florida Bar Associations.  Andrew Spivack handles cases in Chicago and the northern suburbs inclluding all the suburban district  courts as well as cases in Cook, Lake and Dupage counties.

Satisfaction  with the ultimate outcome of the case demands both an experienced and agressive advocate. Andrew Spivack possesses these qualities. Clients have the right to be educated, counseled and prepared for the important decisions  they face that affect them, their children, their family and future.

 

 

Licensed for 45 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1978
Updated 01/06/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Law Offices of Andrew L. Spivack
100 N LaSalle St Ste 2400
Chicago, IL, 60602
Law Offices of Andrew L. Spivack
1020 N Milwaukee Ave
suite 126
Deerfield, IL, 60015
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Family Lawyer in Chicago
Mr. Spivack is a phenomenal and incredibly intelligent family lawyer. I am honored to have been represented by him over the last several years. Mr. Spivack effectively represented me for three different family law cases. The cases were complex, long-term and involved an extensive amount of litigation. Mr. Spivack is extremely well prepared to address pre-trial, depositions and trial matters. As a result of his family law expertise, the court granted me (a father) full custody of my daughter in a divorce case. I highly recommend him to represent any citizen regarding family law matters. Mr. Spivack has the acumen and practical legal experience to navigate successfully through complex law cases. Mr. Spivack is highly respected by his peers as well as the Judges that he practices law before.
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Posted by Kathryn | April 17, 2018
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divorce
Thank you so much attorney Andrew for an awesome job you done on my divorce:+) everything i asked for you did that Awesome attorney.
Posted by michael | April 12, 2018
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What a Lawyer Should Be
He knows the law and went the extra mile for me. He understood and was able to find a resolution to my difficult situation. Mr. Spivack was able to put me at ease in a very stressful situation. I have 100% confidence in him.He is compassionate, yet maintains his focus on the goal. He stayed in close communication and provided me with options at the various decision points in the process. I would hire him again without hesitation.
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Posted by Lindsey | April 4, 2018
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Highly recommend!
I worked with Andy on my prenup agreement and he made everything to easy and convieneint! He was very helpful with helping me understand what was in the contract and did a great job making sure everything was fair. I would absolutely 100% recommend Mr Andy Spivack! Thank you again for all of your help!!
Posted by Mark | March 28, 2018
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Anderw Spivack
I highly recommend Mr. Spivack for any family law or divorce case. I say this because when I began the process I did not hire Mr. Spivack as my attorney. The lawyer I had was poor at communication and seemed to just be going through the motions. When I hired Mr. Spivack, we first talked over my case and seen many problems with the way my case was being handled. My case had a custody battle for my children, as well as the typical marital assets. Mr. Spivack handled everything and was great at communicating with me on the many issues we came across. He was also excellent at communicating with the opposing lawyer and the child rep. to get the case settled and avoiding a trial. I would defiantly make Andrew Spivack my first choice if ever in another family law situation, and you should too.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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Very Effective Custody Attorney
Andrew Spivack has been an invaluable custody attorney for me and my child. He understood the specific issues related to my case and usually knew which direction I was going with my concerns before I finished explaining them. He also represented me very effectively in court and I now have residential custody of my child.
Posted by Dennis | March 28, 2018
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Andrew L. Spivack
I hired Andrew (Andy) L. Spivack as my attorney for a very complicated divorce case which lasted several years due to my original attorney passing away. Andy was able to finalize my divorce case satisfactory. Andy is currently working on my child support dispute case and I am fully confident that we will have a positive outcome. Thank you, Andy!
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
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Child support case
I was initially contacted by Andrew for a brief consultation regarding a child support/miscellaneous expenses case. He spent more than twice the allotted free consultation time to go over my options. I wasted little time in hiring him. Over the course of the next four months, he maintained close contact and constantly apprised me of progress on the case. More impressively, he saved me tens of thousands of dollars. I was alleged to have owed over $100,000 in back child support and miscellaneous (medical, dependent daycare, extracurricular, etc) expenses. After careful research, Andrew determined that I in fact had overpaid child support (which I received a credit towards expenses) and whittled away alleged expenses down to less than a third of what the lawyer for the petitioner presented in the case. These outstanding expenses only accumulated since I had been out of work for a number of months. Needless to say, Andrew was instrumental in exposing the outrageous figures brought forth by the petitioner. I highly recommend Andrew’s services. It takes money to make money or, in this case, save money. Investing in Andrew will save you money down the road.
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Posted by Kofi | February 10, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
Andy is without doubt an excellent litigator. He prepares extremely well for cases. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He genuinely cares about his clients and will give you options. His rates are reasonable. I was very satisfied with the service he provided me during such a difficult time in my life.
Posted by Ruby | April 18, 2016
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Referred
I was referred to Mr Spivack from a friend. I met with him at his office he was very friendly and kind he explained everything to me that I didn't understand and when I needed to call him for more question he didn't hesitate to pick up the phone. He is so far the best lawyer I have ever dealt with and I had to give him a review cause I am very pleased with his services.....
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2016
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Good Choice
I seldom write a review but wanted to for this attorney. Someone I know recommended him to me when I became separated. Andrew took time to explain the law to me very clearly as well as my my rights and was always knowledgeable and friendly. Any time I called, he got back to me quickly and answered all my questions taking the time to explain everything. Also, he was very flexible about meeting times and locations to accommodate my work schedule. I liked that he was not part of a giant firm and that I received such personal attention.
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Posted by Toyia | April 14, 2016
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Divorce
I hired Andrew Spivack for my case and he was an awesome lawyer, he communicated with me very well he really got the job done. I referred him to all of my family members we will keep him in our family! Great Job Mr. Andrew you are awesome!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!
Posted by Laurie | April 12, 2016
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Great Attorney
I hired Mr. Spivack last year to handle my divorce, and it was the best decision I made during such a difficult time. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the law, but he was easy to talk to and very accessible by telephone and email. His fees were more than fair, and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney. In addition, he was more than accommodating about seeing me after work when it was necessary to sign papers, etc. so that I would not have to miss work.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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Excellent litigator
Andy was excellent in handling the litigation of my Illinois divorce case and handling my parenting agreement. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Tom | February 28, 2018
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Indifferent Attorney
My case involved child custody. Our first court visit, he completely misstated the facts of the case to the judge. (Without my being present.) Valuable court time was spent correcting the Judge misconceptions about my situation. He missed court--an appearance I attended--and failed to find someone to fill in. (So I had to.) I met him later in a Starbucks. He still had the gall to bill me for the half an hour or so we spent discussing the case. He is gabby about nonsense when it leads to billable hours. He was ignorant of the relatively recent changes to Illinois child support laws. This was especially galling in my situation because I had significant student loans that affected the amount of support I owed. The fact that I had to cite the specific section of the ILCS to him to get him to see this was frustrating. (Note, this conversation, he billed me for. If we weren't so close to the finish line I'd have moved on...)
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Response from Andrew Spivack March 5, 2018
I respectfully disagree with the facts in your post and the characterization of my services. I never misstated the facts of your case to the judge. If you were not present in court as you stated, how would you even know what was discussed? There were many court dates on your case during the 3 years it was pending and I was your attorney. The one time I was delayed due to bad weather, you were not charged for that court date and your case was just continued. The meeting we had was a separate charge. I also recall adjusting and lowering your bill on more than one occasion. Regarding child support, when the order was entered your student loans were taken into consideration in determining the amount you had to pay. I always try to provide the best legal services to all of my clients. Your case was a difficult one and emotions were running high at times but your case was successfully settled and you signed a written settlement agreement. I am happy to discuss your case with you off line. Please feel free to contact me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Principal
  • Law Offices of Andrew L. Spivack
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association - Divorce Specialty Panel
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in North America
  • Who's Who Directories
  • 2018
  • Certified Child Representative
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 2018
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in North America
  • Who's Who Directory
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Court Facilitator Program
  • Presiding Judge Jacobius of Domestic Relations Division
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Court Facilitator Program
  • Presiding Judge Jacobius of Domestic Relations Division
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Divorce Digest
  • Divorce
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (0)
Endorse Andrew
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew has the ability to be collegial and civil while continuing to advocate for his client. His demeanor on a case is valuable both toward achieving an ultimate resolution and for ensuring that fees are not needlessly incurred on a case. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Andrew Spivack. I have known him for many years. We have worked together on several cases. He is an excellent attorney and extremely well skilled in the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Andrew Spivack for 30 years and have always found him to diligently represent his client's interests while maintaining very high ethical standards. Without hesitation, I fully endorse him as highly a qualified divorce attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow Family Law attorney, I highly recommend Andrew Spivack. Andrew is an exceptional attorney who, after more than thirty years of practice in divorce and family law, continues to put the needs of his clients first. Andrew is a skilled negotiator, enabling him to settle cases. His litigation skills are widely known, which also assists him in achieving favorable settlements for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Spivak is a knowledgeable and effective litigator in the family law arena. He is highly professional and well respected. I endorse and admire his skills as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Spivack is an outstanding, experienced lawyer in divorce and family law. He and I have been on opposing sides in contested divorce and family law cases. We have also helped prepare pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements for opposing parties. Mr. Spivack has always been skilled and professional in working for the best interests of his clients while operating with a high ethical standard."
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