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For More Than 45 Years We Have Specialized In Winning Complex Child Custody, Removal and Support Cases in Chicago, including Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.


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Parents, Your Rights Matter - Don't Leave Anything To Chance!


For More Than 45 Years We Have Specialized In Winning Complex Child Custody, Removal and Support Cases in Chicago, including Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.

Parents, Your Rights Matter - Don't Leave Anything To Chance!


For More Than 45 Years We Have Specialized In Winning Complex Child Custody, Removal and Support Cases in Chicago, including Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.


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When determining child custody, visitation and matters related to the proper allocation of parental responsibilities, either during or after a divorce or for unmarried parents, the courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. What is in a child’s best interest may not be easily determined. Additionally, the difference between joint and sole legal custody may be unclear. In these situations, an experienced Chicago Child Custody lawyer can explain the process of allocation of parental responsibilities (parenting time) and guide you through to a favorable outcome.

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Dedicated Attorneys Protecting Your Parental Rights in Cases of Child Relocation 

One of the most contentious and emotionally charged situations that can arise during or after divorce is when a parent with primary custody of the children wishes to relocate.


Relocation of a child can also be an issue for unmarried parents if there is a court order granting visitation rights to the father. At Hoffenberg & Block, our child custody lawyers have extensive experience in this complex area of law.


Following a divorce, Illinois courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody issues. Before a custodial parent can “remove” or relocate a child from the state of Illinois or relocate them to a different part of the state, they must obtain approval from the non-custodial parent or a court order. Our award-winning child relocation attorneys represent both parents who wish to move, as well as parents with visitation rights who are opposed to the relocation or removal of their child from Illinois.


As in most family law matters involving children, the court’s primary guiding principle in child removal or relocation cases is protection of the best interests of the child. Applying extensive negotiation and trial experience, as well as up-to-date knowledge of evolving case law, and based on thorough investigation of all factors in your case; Hoffenberg and Block can offer aggressive yet balanced legal counsel to help each client secure the best possible outcome.

Why Hire Hoffenberg & Block for Your Custody, Removal or Support Case?

Hoffenberg and Block LLC is an award-winning Chicago Family Law Firm with offices in downtown Chicago and Lake Forest, IL. Our dedicated child custody, removal and support lawyers have represented clients throughout Metro Chicago including

Cook and Lake counties in Illinois for over 50 years.

GLORIA E. BLOCK is a founding name partner/principal in the law firm of Hoffenberg & Block, LLC. Ms. Block received her J.D. from Loyola University Law School in 1980 and a B.A. from Northwestern University in 1977. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Decalogue of Society of Lawyers, and the Forensic Forum. 


Over the years, because of her established skills in dealing with children, she has come to be known as a vigorous advocate for children by Judges, lawyers, and mental health professionals who are intimately involved in legal proceedings involving custody and visitation cases. Because of her reputation and expertise, she is often appointed by Judges, and agreed upon by attorneys, to participate in the most difficult custody and visitation cases. Her stated goal is always to protect the best interests of children.


ALAN D. HOFFENBERG a founding partner, has had a long and distinguished career in matrimonial law. His experience includes representing either party in a divorce action, ranging from the most basic to the very complex, including cases that involve high net worth individuals, large estates, numerous properties, substantial business holdings, detailed financial analysis, extensive discovery, forensic investigation, real estate appraisals, business valuations, awards of maintenance, child removal cases, as well as custody, visitation, and child support litigation.


Mr. Hoffenberg specializes in assisting clients to achieve the most favorable outcome in a divorce proceeding, whether by settlement or aggressive representation at trial. Mr. Hoffenberg is uniquely qualified and has the skill, knowledge and experience to ensure the full protection of your legal rights. He will handle all matters with compassion and sensitivity to minimize the impact on you and your family.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say:

“Gloria...your were a pleasure to work with...”

“I have finally completed the last step. Now that I’m finally done, I wanted to thank you for all of your help and support through this process. Gloria, you were a pleasure to work with and I’d happily refer you if anybody asked my opinion in the future.”

Matt

Chicago, IL

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“Gloria and Alan…Thank you both so much for everything and helping me turn things around for the kids and I…Kind Regards"

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“So thankful that you were there, by my side and I truly felt your concern for me…you have no idea how much that means to me."

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“Gloria, I want to thank you and tell you how impressed I was with your performance today and how well things went in Court. I am not sure it could have gone any better."

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“I was referred to Alan Hoffenberg by a friend and after our initial consultation I was confident he would be the right choice to handle my divorce. He did not disappoint. He was sensitive to my needs, kept me on track with what needed to be done and helped me with all of the daunting paperwork every step of the way. His guidance throughout the process was very helpful and he handled the opposing counsel with the right amount of professional “toughness” that represented my best interests. The divorce was completed in a timely manner and I was pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan Hoffenberg for his professionalism, and vast knowledge and experience in marital law."

Marcia C.

Evanston, IL

Alan helped me retain my dignity and preserve my financial independence..."

Alan Hoffenberg was my divorce attorney, representing me in the dissolution of a 30 year marriage.


He was not only my attorney; he was also my counselor, helping me through a very difficult time in my life. He was a good friend when I needed it, but more importantly he was strong when I wasn’t and protective when I needed him.


No one wants to have a divorce attorney, but I always knew that Alan was diligently working on my behalf and always had my best interests at heart.


Three years after my divorce, when my former spouse decided to take me back to court, my case went to trial. It was then that Alan showed me a different side of him, a powerful force in the courtroom that I was glad to have on my side. He proved to the judge that my ex-husband was undeserving of reducing the settlement and he fought to allow me to retain my dignity and preserve my financial independence. Thank you Alan."

Debbie M.

Chicago IL

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