Cook County Divorce and Family Law

Cook County IL Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Top Family Law Attorneys Serving Clients Throughout Cook County Illinois

The divorce attorneys in Cook County at Hoffenberg and Block, LLC offer divorce and family law services to individuals and families in Chicago and the surrounding communities of Cook County IL. If you are facing a divorce or other family law matter, you may feel uncertain about your future. Life altering events such as divorce and legal separation can be overwhelming and often times family members struggle to maintain stability in their day-to-day lives while dealing with the legal and financial consequences of the dissolution of a relationship. The Cook County IL divorce lawyers at Hoffenberg and Block will develop a comprehensive representation strategy so that once legal proceedings are finalized; you will be able to maintain a positive path toward your future.

Cook County Illinois communities we serve include:

Cook County IL Family Law Services

Family law addresses all matters related to interpersonal relationships and the law. This includes issues such as divorce, divorce mediation, uncontested divorces, high net worth divorce cases, important issues with child custody and child support, as well as visitation, child removal and relocation, spousal support and division of marital assets. When you choose to work with our firm, you will be working with professionals who have over 100 years of experience in dealing with complicated family law issues. No case is too complex for our firm to handle. We strive to provide our clients with comprehensive legal representation they can rely on as well as personal attention and honest advice that will guide them through their legal complications. Contact us today to discuss your case as well as your rights and options regarding:


No matter which party files the actual divorce papers, ending a marriage is stressful on everyone involved. During this time, you want an experienced Cook County Divorce Attorney by your side to protect your rights and provide you with the necessary legal counsel during the divorce proceedings. You want an attorney who will vigorously represent your interests, while retaining the compassion and respect you expect and deserve. We endeavor to instill a sense of confidence in our clients by aggressively protecting their rights and exhibiting extensive knowledge of Cook County IL divorce law.

Property Division

As a marriage dissolves the complex issue of division of property can be emotionally charged and difficult to resolve. In these situations, it is important to seek help from an experienced Cook County property division lawyer. The actual division of marital property can be extremely complicated, and can result in unnecessary anxiety and uncertainty. Our Cook County property division attorneys are fully prepared to assist with even the most complex property division matters. We will make every effort to help you and your spouse settle these matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. If this is not possible, we also are accomplished litigators who will fully advocate for you in court.

Child Support

When children are involved in a divorce case, both parents share the responsibility of providing them with the love and attention they deserve, not only to endure the proceedings, but to succeed in life. This is the case for financial obligations as well. Child support is a monetary payment that a noncustodial parent pays toward the living expenses of their children. At Hoffenberg and Block, we provide personal, professional representation for a wide range of child support matters. 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. Our Cook County child support attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

Child Custody and Visitation

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. 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 Cook County Child Custody lawyer can explain the process and guide you through to a favorable outcome. We also handle temporary and permanent custody issues, child removal and relocation matters, as well as modification and enforcement of existing court orders.

Spousal support

Spousal Maintenance, formerly called Alimony, and also called Spousal Support, is not always agreed to or awarded in a divorce case. Instead, alimony is determined by the need of one party and the ability to pay by the other. There are many factors considered in calculating alimony, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, earning potential of both parties, contribution of each party to the marriage, and the financial status of each party. When a marriage is dissolved it can have unfair financial consequences on a spouse. If one party in a divorce case has become accustomed to a lifestyle standard that was established during marriage, spousal support such as alimony, maintenance or palimony, is an option to consider. Our experienced maintenance attorneys are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, we will advocate for you at every step.

Prenuptial Agreements

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, a skilled lawyer can help you to properly document your wishes. Our Cook County IL prenuptial agreement attorneys have a firm understanding of Illinois laws regarding these types of cases. We will help you to draft an agreement that is clear, understandable and that will be valid in court.

Quality Representation from Top Rated Cook County Family Law Attorneys

The divorce and family law attorneys of Hoffenberg and Block have been serving clients in Chicago, Illinois including the Cook County communities of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Palatine, Park Ridge, River Forest, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wheeling, Wilmette and Winnetka in Illinois for over 45 years

Case Evaluation

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.

Question: How can Hoffenberg & Block, LLC help me as a divorce attorney in Chicago, Cook County, IL?

Answer: Hoffenberg & Block, LLC is a divorce attorney in Chicago that can help you with all aspects of your divorce in Cook County, Illinois, including:

  • Divorce mediation: We can help you mediate a settlement with your spouse. This is a less expensive and less adversarial way to end your marriage.
  • Uncontested divorce: If you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce, we can help you file for an uncontested divorce. This is a faster and less expensive way to end your marriage.
  • Contested divorce: If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, we can represent you in court. We have the experience and knowledge to fight for your rights and get you the best possible outcome.

We are also familiar with the local laws and procedures in Cook County, Illinois, which means that we can help you navigate the legal system and get the results you deserve.  In addition to our legal expertise, we also offer compassionate and understanding support. We understand that going through a divorce is a difficult time, and we are here to help you through it. If you are facing a divorce in Cook County, IL, please contact Hoffenberg & Block, LLC today for a consultation. We would be happy to discuss your case and answer any questions you have.