Chicago Divorce and Family Law

Helping Families Throughout Cook, Lake, McHenry, Will and DuPage Counties in Illinois

Top rated Chicago family law firm

Hoffenberg & Block – Honest Advice and Personalized Representation

Welcome to Hoffenberg & Block, a full-service Chicago Family Law Firm serving clients from Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will and McHenry Counties in Illinois for over 45 years. 

At Hoffenberg & Block, we are dedicated to representing individuals with family law issues. We have extensive knowledge of family law and divorce court proceedings and are able to assist with even the most complex cases.

Our lawyers take great pride in providing a high level of individualized attention to each of our clients. We take the time to fully understand your situation, provide an honest assessment of your options and advocate for the best possible outcomes at every step.

Looking for an Experienced Chicago Family Law Firm?

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our skilled team of professionals is prepared to advocate for clients in even the most difficult of circumstances. We operate according to our firm’s philosophy – that if a case is prepared properly, it can be resolved favorably. We also are realistic and understand that sometimes cases cannot be settled. In that event, we are dynamic trial attorneys who will provide aggressive representation in the courtroom.

Chicago Divorce & Family Lawyers

Helping Families Throughout Cook, Lake, McHenry, Will and DuPage Counties in Illinois

When you are facing any matter of family law, it is very important that you have a skilled legal team on your side that you can trust and have confidence in. At Hoffenberg & Block we have shown throughout the years that we have the knowledge, experience and reputation necessary to provide our clients with the quality legal representation they expect and deserve. We have more than 100 years of collective legal experience that we are ready to put to work for you. We also understand how complex family law cases can be and we are dedicated to helping our clients to protect the best interests of themselves and their families.

Why Hire a Skilled Chicago Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer?

One of the first, and most important, decisions you will face is choosing the right family law firm to guide you through the difficult process you are about to experience. Having served clients since 1967, the attorneys at Hoffenberg & Block are uniquely qualified and have the skill, knowledge and experience to ensure the full protection of your legal rights. We handle matters with compassion and sensitivity to minimize the impact on you and your family.

Our primary goal is always an attempt to negotiate a settlement. If a settlement can be reached, it is more likely to preserve an amicable relationship between the parties involved. If this strategy is successful, it minimizes the emotional stress, as well as significantly reducing the overall financial impact. We believe that cases can be effectively managed if everyone maintains realistic expectations. However, we have the experience and familiarity with all northern Illinois Courts to stand ready to aggressively take your case to trial if other options fail.

Full Service Firm Dedicated Exclusively to Divorce and Family Law

Some of the Practice Areas that we specialize in:

Family Law

Family Law is an area of the law that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations and can incorporate a wide range of situations. From dissolving marriages to child custody rights, matters of family law are typically both emotionally charged and complex. It is therefore extremely important to retain a skilled legal team that you can trust and have confidence in. Read More


The process of ending a marriage is rarely simple and divorce, whether contested or uncontested, can be a complex legal process. With guidance from a skilled Chicago Divorce Attorney, you can be confident that court actions are filed accurately and that the process is completed as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At our firm, we understand the dilemma that you’re facing and we are prepared to do everything possible to ensure that our clients get the representation that they expect and deserve. Read More

Legal Separation

There are some cases where a married couple may be looking to separate or live apart, but divorce is simply not the right option for them. Legal separation is a legal process by which a married couple may formalize a separation while remaining legally married. Often times this can be due to religious concerns or may stem from other personal reasons to keep the legal status of marriage intact. In these situations, we can help guide you through the option of a legal separation. Read More

Child Custody and Visitation (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities)

One of the most delicate issues in any divorce case is determining who will be awarded custody of a child. When determining child custody and visitation matters, either during or after a divorce or for unmarried parents, the courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. At our firm, we understand the importance of protecting your family and you can be assured that we will do everything possible to protect the best interests of you and your family.

If you were not awarded full custody of your children during a divorce, it is likely that you will have many questions about your parental rights and responsibilities. At the Chicago Child Custody Law Firm of Hoffenberg & Block, we will guide you through the process and manage your expectations while determining the best course of action to a fair visitation schedule. Read More

Child Relocation (formerly known as Child Removal)

There are occasions when one parent seeks to relocate (remove) a minor child out of the State of Illinois. In most situations, the parent seeking out-of-state relocation of a minor child must request court permission to do so. For any parent who desires to seek court approval to remove their child from the state, it is extremely important to hire a qualified family law attorney to help in the planning of such a move. The experienced Child Relocation and Removal lawyers at Hoffenberg & Block can help you to navigate the complexities of a child relocation case – making it possible for you to relocate, while still maintaining a good quality of life for both parents and the children. Read More

Child Support

Child support is a monthly sum that non-custodial parents pay toward the living expenses of their children in order to provide them with the best possible quality of life. There are strict child support guidelines in the state of Illinois that both parents are expected to abide by. Whether you need to establish child support or are in need of assistance with child support collection or modification, we are prepared to guide you through every step of the process. We handle matters of Child Support with compassion and sensitivity to minimize the impact on you and your family. Read More


The establishment of paternity can play a pivotal role in many cases of family law. If parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity in order to define parental rights and responsibilities such as decision-making abilities, child support, child custody and visitation. Whether you are attempting to prove or contest paternity, it is important to have an experienced Chicago Paternity Lawyer on your side. If you believe that your unique case requires the establishment of paternity, contact one of our Chicago Family Lawyers today. Read More

Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

Spousal Maintenance, formerly called Alimony, and also know as Spousal Support, is not awarded in every divorce. A court determines whether or not to grant Spouse Maintenance based on several factors, including the length of the marriage and health and earning capacity of each spouse among others. Our experienced maintenance attorneys are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, it is extremely important that you retain a knowledgeable and experienced Chicago Spousal Support Attorney who you can trust to fight for you. Read More

Collaborative Divorce

In collaborative divorce, each party is represented by his or her own lawyer, and all involved parties and attorneys sign an agreement not to litigate. The group then collaboratively works through the issues to find creative solutions that truly address the parties’ interests. To discuss resolving your family law matter through alternative dispute resolution with one of our Chicago Collaborative Divorce attorneys, contact us today at (312) 853-8000.  Read More


When dealing with a divorce or family law matter, it can often be in the best interest of both parties to use alternative dispute resolution techniques such as Mediation. During mediation, a mediator acts as a neutral third party to help you resolve your legal issues. Being impartial, a mediator will not advise or advocate for either side, but instead facilitates a discussion that gets to the heart of both parties’ concerns and helps them find workable solutions. Read More

Property Division

One of the most stressful aspects of a divorce is the process of property division. Property division can be a complicated, and potentially frustrating, matter to resolve. What is accumulated during a marriage often holds a similar importance to all parties involved, and many times, it is difficult to split assets in a way that is agreeable, desirable and equitable for all parties involved. Having an experienced Chicago Property Division Attorney on your side to help you navigate the complexities of the situation and fight for your right to a fair share of the marital estate can be an invaluable asset during your divorce. Read More

Modification and Enforcement

Many aspects of a final court order, or judgment, are permanent, such as property division. However, changes may be possible to child support, child custody or spousal support if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. In these situations, an experienced Chicago Judgement Modification Lawyer can guide you through the process. Read More

Marriage Agreements – Prenuptial and Postnuptial

Prenuptial Agreements, signed before two people marry, and Postnuptial Agreements, signed after marriage, are contracts that determine what happens to each party’s individual assets and any joint assets in the event of divorce, legal separation or death. While the contents of these agreements can vary, they typically include provisions regarding property division and spousal support. If you are considering entering into one of these agreements, one of our knowledgeable Chicago Marital Agreement Attorneys can help you to properly document your wishes. Read More

Civil Unions

Civil Unions, a new and dynamic area of family law, allows two adults, of either the same or opposite sex, to enter into a legally recognized relationship. Several unique issues can arise during the process of establishing or dissolving a civil union, so it is vital to have a knowledgeable Chicago Civil Union Attorney that specializes in matters of family law to guide you through the process. Read More

Hoffenberg & Block – High Quality Family Law Representation

No matter the exact nature of your family law case, we encourage you to involve our firm as soon as possible. As you can see, our areas of practice are widely diverse – from helping with child custody to providing representation to divorcing couples, our firm has the skill, knowledge and experience to provide advice on even the most complex legal matters.

With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team of legal professionals is prepared to advocate for clients in even the most difficult circumstances. We operate according to our firm’s philosophy — that if a case is prepared properly, it can be resolved favorably. We also are realistic and understand that sometimes cases cannot be settled. In that event, we are dynamic trial attorneys who will provide aggressive representation in the courtroom.

To discuss your family law matter, contact us today at 312-853-8000 or schedule a Confidential Case Evaluation by clicking HERE.