Seeking an experienced divorce & custody lawyer? Call Attorney Fernholz today for a consultation.
My firm focuses on family law including divorce, child custody, visitation (parenting time), maintenance (alimony), child support, orders of portection and appeals related to family law.
In addition to litigation services, I am a certified mediator and also practice collaborative law. I represent clients across the United States and internationally for Hague porceedings and litigation based in Illinois. I represent lawyers, business professionals and union members.
I have written more than 25 appeals and have argued before the Appellate Court (First District) and the Illinois Supreme Court. I also have successfully settled cases at the appellate level.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, I recived a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1997. I worked for two family law firms before opening my own practice in 2003.
I am an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Forensic Forum and Womens Bar Association of Illinois.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1997||12/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2017|
|Client Review||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Owner||Law Offices of Annette M. Fernholz, P.C.||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Private Law Firm 2||1998 - 2002|
|Associate||Private Law Firm||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Forensic Forum||Treasurer||2016 - Present|
|Appellate Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Judicial evaluation committee||2012 - Present|
|Forensic Forum||co-president||2015 - 2015|
|Women's Bar Association of Illinois||Judicial reception committee||2013 - 2015|
|Forensic Forum||President||2011 - 2011|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2015|
|ISBA Famiy Law handbooks||The Application of the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984||2011|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Procedure Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act||2011|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Michigan||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Issues & Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Who Represent Children||Panelist||2017|
|Chicago Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Potential Appealable Issues Regarding Illinois Income Share Statute||2016|
|Removal: Should They Stay or Should They Go? Making Your Case: advice from Litigators, Forensic Psychologists and Judges||Removal of children||2011|
|Parental Child Adbuction: Before, During and After||Hague Convention on Child Abduction||2010|
|Moorthy v. Arjuna, 2015 IL App (1st) 132077||Affirmed.|
|IRMO Petersen, 2011 IL 110984||Illinois Supreme Court stated child's college expenses were form of child support. The Court held college expenses were "modification" of suport due to reservation in judgment.|
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