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DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

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Lawrence Scott Manassa 

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When you hire Attorney Lawrence Scott Manassa, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law matter will be handled by an attorney who is compassionate, professional, and experienced. Attorney Lawrence Scott Manassa will fight for the rights of his clients in matters involving annulment, celebrity divorce, child protective services, mother's rights, child support, and relocation. Attorney Lawrence Scott Manassa dedicates his time to legal organizations, such as the East/West Family Law Bar and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Among the list of awards and recognitions he has received, Attorney Lawrence Scott Manassa’s most notable honors include the Best Attorneys in America and American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best Family Law Attorneys awards. When you hire Attorney Lawrence Scott Manassa, you will never feel as though you have to handle your divorce and family law case alone.

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Review

by Google
4.80
19 reviews  

This should allow 0 stars! Kelly Wieczorek at this firm is very inexperienced and has no clue what she is doing. Also they are very intimidated by lies by the opposing party. They are not willing to represent a client in their best interest on a case! They will then withdraw on the case after one week! She also appears late to your important court hearing and is the one that caused harm to the case. It seems they will give anyone a law degree these days. All they care about is the financial benefit! Their response is all lies to protect a firm that will do Nothing in your best interest on a case. I highly recommend to find a better firm, there are many out there!

Wonderful firm to work with. Fought hard for my interest during divorce. I would use them for any legal issue they work on. Fast response and great ability to represent me as a client.

I am very thankful for the direct and caring approach of the Manassa Boyczuk firm. From Lawrence's benevolent, concise, & legal guidance to Kathy's professionalism, empathy, & litigation support, to Kelly's diligence compassion, & competency, to the gracious & helpful staff of Linda, Dawn, Brandy, & Jennifer - it has been a great experience. I've been greatly blessed through this Team.

I had a great experience with Manassa Hartman P.C. Lawrence did wonderful job. I felt protected behind him. The staff is amazing. I highly recommend them!

Larry is not only a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, but he truly cares about his clients. If you value integrity, I highly recommend Larry Manassa. You have the added bonus of a very efficient office staff who follow up on emails and questions in a timely manner, always respectful and willing to assist. Should I need legal representation in the future, I will contact Larry again with confidence that he is the best person for the job.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    This should allow 0 stars! Kelly Wieczorek at this firm is very inexperienced and has no clue what she is doing. Also they are very intimidated by lies by the opposing party. They are not willing to represent a client in their best interest on a case! They will then withdraw on the case after one week! She also appears late to your important court hearing and is the one that caused harm to the case. It seems they will give anyone a law degree these days. All they care about is the financial benefit! Their response is all lies to protect a firm that will do Nothing in your best interest on a case. I highly recommend to find a better firm, there are many out there!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Wonderful firm to work with. Fought hard for my interest during divorce. I would use them for any legal issue they work on. Fast response and great ability to represent me as a client.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I am very thankful for the direct and caring approach of the Manassa Boyczuk firm. From Lawrence's benevolent, concise, & legal guidance to Kathy's professionalism, empathy, & litigation support, to Kelly's diligence compassion, & competency, to the gracious & helpful staff of Linda, Dawn, Brandy, & Jennifer - it has been a great experience. I've been greatly blessed through this Team.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I had a great experience with Manassa Hartman P.C. Lawrence did wonderful job. I felt protected behind him. The staff is amazing. I highly recommend them!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Larry is not only a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, but he truly cares about his clients. If you value integrity, I highly recommend Larry Manassa. You have the added bonus of a very efficient office staff who follow up on emails and questions in a timely manner, always respectful and willing to assist. Should I need legal representation in the future, I will contact Larry again with confidence that he is the best person for the job.

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Sue E. Kamman 

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Attorney Sue Kamman’s close attention to detail in every case she handles has contributed to her unmatched success in the practice of divorce and family law. A seasoned divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Sue Kamman regularly takes cases involving divorce, property division, child custody, visitation, alimony, and domestic violence. Attorney Sue Kamman is an accomplished and valued member of the American Bar Association. Attorney Sue Kamman has received numerous accolades for her hard work, including the Best Attorneys in America and Super Lawyer awards. Before securing her position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney Sue Kamman graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. To ensure your rights are protected by an experienced attorney, contact Attorney Sue Kamman, the professional who has dedicated more than 30 years of her practice to helping families.

Fee Structure: $225-$325/hour, Free Consultation

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Review

by Google
4.30
13 reviews  

If I could give a zero star- I would. My husband and I hired Mrs. Kamman one year ago. Due to Covid- our court dates kept getting pushed out. After a YEAR- we finally were set to go to trial. This was a straight forward case- ONLY to modify my husbands child support order that was 5 years old. We provided her with everything she requested prior to court and were told she would “file” the necessary motions for us. Leading up to our court date- we could not reach her for status. No returned phone calls or emails. February 2021 we finally have trial. Judge calls our case- and she isn’t on the call. Judge says he will give an hour for her to get on, and join. We frantically start to call and email her- unsure of what is happening! After one hour- she is a no call no show. Judge ruled against us. We ask for a continuance and judge says “FOR WHAT- NOTHING HAS BEEN FILED ON YOUR BEHALF FOR THIS CASE”. Total jaw drop. A year of continued court cases and a stiff $3500 retainer with NOTHING to show for it. Almost three weeks later, here we are... and still NO common courtesy call or returned email. I’d advise against hiring this crook of an attorney. Contact ARDC and complain ASAP! This kind of practice is unethical.

I had a very positive experience with Mrs. Kamman as my divorce attorney. My case involved custody, a shared underwater home that was complex to get my name removed from (due to the mortgage company), and my wanting to maintain a positive relationship with my Ex. In other words, while it was a friendly divorce; it did involve several issues that needed legal expertise. Sue was able to provide that for me. Also Sue did an outstanding job presenting me in court. The McHenry county judges respect her and she has an excellent working relationship with them. She has the divorced court system memorized down to every detail and form. Recently my Ex passed away, and our child is still a teen. Sue was able to help and guide me on who to contact to take on this next complicated journey. She also was able to provide the estate attorney with the divorce documentation needed. It was very helpful to have her help during a very sad and stressful time.

Has taken my money but has refused to call me or respond to my emails for 2 weeks. You need to answer me you took my money. Edit only called me after this review and yelled at me that her email server went down. When I asked why she didn’t call she became irate. Very unprofessional. Note the unprofessional response as well. I only spoke with you, you never responded. Nor did I scream at anyone. Also why are you responding 6 months later at 1am?

I have been desperately trying to get in touch with my hired attorney, Sue Kamman, for over a month. Our last conversation she told me she was going to respond to my ex’s attorney the moment she hung up the phone, and she never did. Since then, she has not returned a single call, or email, no matter how much I try. This is an extremely difficult time in my (or anyone’s) life and by abandoning me after she got her retainer, she’s made it exponentially harder. Do your research, and understand that lawyers are exactly who you think they are. Especially this one. EDIT: After nearly 2 months since I’d posted the above review, I was able to finish out my divorce without the help of Sue Kamman. I had to go around her back in order to get things done because she would not act. She blamed server/email issues for her reason not for contacting me, for over 4 months. Not once did she return one of my many phone calls. Having given up on any help from Sue, I requested she withdraw from my case, so that I could represent myself and finish my divorce. She made zero efforts to do this, and when the court date came, the judge was waiting for her to show up to the zoom call for over a half hour. After my ex’s attorney pressured her, Sue joined the call, just to withdraw as my attorney. She still has over half of my retainer, and has done the bare minimum of work, and effort. If you ask me my opinion, Sue Kamman is a criminal, and a fraud. I’ve requested my retainer back from her multiple times, and I’ve again received no response. This practice shows absolutely no professionalism, or human decency. I am disgusted by her behavior and I hope that the ARDC investigates these claims, as no lawyer should be allowed to do this to anyone. Sue Kamman should be disbarred.

Extremely rude and unprofessional. Don’t waste your time. Attorneys are a dime a dozen, so find someone else who practices with courtesy and respect.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    If I could give a zero star- I would. My husband and I hired Mrs. Kamman one year ago. Due to Covid- our court dates kept getting pushed out. After a YEAR- we finally were set to go to trial. This was a straight forward case- ONLY to modify my husbands child support order that was 5 years old. We provided her with everything she requested prior to court and were told she would “file” the necessary motions for us. Leading up to our court date- we could not reach her for status. No returned phone calls or emails. February 2021 we finally have trial. Judge calls our case- and she isn’t on the call. Judge says he will give an hour for her to get on, and join. We frantically start to call and email her- unsure of what is happening! After one hour- she is a no call no show. Judge ruled against us. We ask for a continuance and judge says “FOR WHAT- NOTHING HAS BEEN FILED ON YOUR BEHALF FOR THIS CASE”. Total jaw drop. A year of continued court cases and a stiff $3500 retainer with NOTHING to show for it. Almost three weeks later, here we are... and still NO common courtesy call or returned email. I’d advise against hiring this crook of an attorney. Contact ARDC and complain ASAP! This kind of practice is unethical.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    I had a very positive experience with Mrs. Kamman as my divorce attorney. My case involved custody, a shared underwater home that was complex to get my name removed from (due to the mortgage company), and my wanting to maintain a positive relationship with my Ex. In other words, while it was a friendly divorce; it did involve several issues that needed legal expertise. Sue was able to provide that for me. Also Sue did an outstanding job presenting me in court. The McHenry county judges respect her and she has an excellent working relationship with them. She has the divorced court system memorized down to every detail and form. Recently my Ex passed away, and our child is still a teen. Sue was able to help and guide me on who to contact to take on this next complicated journey. She also was able to provide the estate attorney with the divorce documentation needed. It was very helpful to have her help during a very sad and stressful time.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Has taken my money but has refused to call me or respond to my emails for 2 weeks. You need to answer me you took my money. Edit only called me after this review and yelled at me that her email server went down. When I asked why she didn’t call she became irate. Very unprofessional. Note the unprofessional response as well. I only spoke with you, you never responded. Nor did I scream at anyone. Also why are you responding 6 months later at 1am?

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    I have been desperately trying to get in touch with my hired attorney, Sue Kamman, for over a month. Our last conversation she told me she was going to respond to my ex’s attorney the moment she hung up the phone, and she never did. Since then, she has not returned a single call, or email, no matter how much I try. This is an extremely difficult time in my (or anyone’s) life and by abandoning me after she got her retainer, she’s made it exponentially harder. Do your research, and understand that lawyers are exactly who you think they are. Especially this one. EDIT: After nearly 2 months since I’d posted the above review, I was able to finish out my divorce without the help of Sue Kamman. I had to go around her back in order to get things done because she would not act. She blamed server/email issues for her reason not for contacting me, for over 4 months. Not once did she return one of my many phone calls. Having given up on any help from Sue, I requested she withdraw from my case, so that I could represent myself and finish my divorce. She made zero efforts to do this, and when the court date came, the judge was waiting for her to show up to the zoom call for over a half hour. After my ex’s attorney pressured her, Sue joined the call, just to withdraw as my attorney. She still has over half of my retainer, and has done the bare minimum of work, and effort. If you ask me my opinion, Sue Kamman is a criminal, and a fraud. I’ve requested my retainer back from her multiple times, and I’ve again received no response. This practice shows absolutely no professionalism, or human decency. I am disgusted by her behavior and I hope that the ARDC investigates these claims, as no lawyer should be allowed to do this to anyone. Sue Kamman should be disbarred.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Extremely rude and unprofessional. Don’t waste your time. Attorneys are a dime a dozen, so find someone else who practices with courtesy and respect.

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Benedict Schwarz, Ii 

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Has your spouse abandoned you? Are you looking for a modification in child support? Are you disagreeing with your significant other concerning your property? Look no further, as Attorney Benedict Schwarz II is your key to recovery. Attorney Benedict Schwarz II is a skilled mediator, who has shown success in guiding families toward amicable resolutions in the event of a divorce, mediation, adoption, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreement disagreements. Among the list of awards and recognitions he has received, Attorney Benedict Schwarz II’s most notable honors are the Super Lawyer award. Since graduating from John Marshall Law School in 1971, Attorney Benedict Schwarz II has held several positions of legal authority and continues to outshine others as one of the best in his field. If you are seeking help with your divorce and family law matter, then rely on one of the best attorneys in the business to get the job done.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
3.90
23 reviews  

The staff and lawyers are wonderful! Thank you for years of service to me and my family. It's nice to have a "family" lawyer to rely on in times of great distress.

Attorney Eric Vogel is a great attorney. Honest, kind, and compassionate. We agreed at the beginning to be open and honest with each other. We both kept that agreement. Eric's knowledge is fantastic and always responded to questions and the divorce process. Eric also helped me find out if I was still a father or not. I can't think of many lawyers who would go the extra mile to see if the abortion actually happened. Tragically it did and Eric had such compassion. Not a review I thought I would ever write, but save your time and your money. Hire Eric to represent you. He's not just a divorce lawyer. He's a gentlemen and a scholar.

I highly recommend Attorney Vogel and his staff. A divorce is never something you want to experience but if you find yourself in need of these services know this firm is professional, responsive and caring.

Had will and estate done. Quality work.

You call a lawyer when you need help, and from the very minute my phone call was answered, I knew I found the right team, more importantly, you become a part of that team. So glad I found this law office!

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    The staff and lawyers are wonderful! Thank you for years of service to me and my family. It's nice to have a "family" lawyer to rely on in times of great distress.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    Attorney Eric Vogel is a great attorney. Honest, kind, and compassionate. We agreed at the beginning to be open and honest with each other. We both kept that agreement. Eric's knowledge is fantastic and always responded to questions and the divorce process. Eric also helped me find out if I was still a father or not. I can't think of many lawyers who would go the extra mile to see if the abortion actually happened. Tragically it did and Eric had such compassion. Not a review I thought I would ever write, but save your time and your money. Hire Eric to represent you. He's not just a divorce lawyer. He's a gentlemen and a scholar.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    I highly recommend Attorney Vogel and his staff. A divorce is never something you want to experience but if you find yourself in need of these services know this firm is professional, responsive and caring.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    Had will and estate done. Quality work.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    You call a lawyer when you need help, and from the very minute my phone call was answered, I knew I found the right team, more importantly, you become a part of that team. So glad I found this law office!

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Jenette M Schwemler 

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When you hire Attorney Jenette Schwemler, you may feel relieved to know she will be by your side every step of the way. A John Marshall Law School graduate, Attorney Jenette Schwemler commonly handles cases involving child custody, child support, divorce, mediation, family law appeals, and alimony. Attorney Jenette Schwemler is a graduate of John Marshall Law School. To receive the representation you deserve, from the attorney who possesses the elevated knowledge needed to achieve favorable results, contact Attorney Jenette Schwemler today.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.40
14 reviews  

We were in need of a professional elder care attorney to help our mother navigate the Medicaid application process. Jenette explained what needed to be done and managed the case to a successful completion. We couldn’t have done this without her. Thank you Jenette for your tireless efforts!

Jenette was wonderful. She responded to all phone calls and emails quickly. Documents were prepared quickly and ahead of her projected timeframe. She was very patient with my elderly mother during the estate planning process. She explained everything so we could understand. She did not try to oversell. She explained services and did not try to push us into anything we did not need considering my mom’s assets. She charged a fair price for services compared to other attorneys I researched. My mother now has piece of mind about what will happen when she passes. Thank you Jenette.

My husband and I had wills and power of attorneys written up by Jenette. She did a wonderful and extremely thorough job for us. We found her to be professional, friendly, and willing to answer all of our questions. We highly recommend Jenette for any of your legal needs.

I found this lady to be curt and rude. That's fine if you're dealing with the person Im suing, but to treat a NEW paying client that way is unacceptable.. By the time I decided that this was not somebody I would ever work with, which took all of about 25 billable minutes tops, and $250.00 later in fees for doing just about Nothing, I was done.

I called and left a message to set up an appointment. Two days later, I still have not heard back from her. At the very least someone could call me to tell me they would not take my case so that I can move on to another lawyer. Not good.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    We were in need of a professional elder care attorney to help our mother navigate the Medicaid application process. Jenette explained what needed to be done and managed the case to a successful completion. We couldn’t have done this without her. Thank you Jenette for your tireless efforts!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Jenette was wonderful. She responded to all phone calls and emails quickly. Documents were prepared quickly and ahead of her projected timeframe. She was very patient with my elderly mother during the estate planning process. She explained everything so we could understand. She did not try to oversell. She explained services and did not try to push us into anything we did not need considering my mom’s assets. She charged a fair price for services compared to other attorneys I researched. My mother now has piece of mind about what will happen when she passes. Thank you Jenette.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    My husband and I had wills and power of attorneys written up by Jenette. She did a wonderful and extremely thorough job for us. We found her to be professional, friendly, and willing to answer all of our questions. We highly recommend Jenette for any of your legal needs.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I found this lady to be curt and rude. That's fine if you're dealing with the person Im suing, but to treat a NEW paying client that way is unacceptable.. By the time I decided that this was not somebody I would ever work with, which took all of about 25 billable minutes tops, and $250.00 later in fees for doing just about Nothing, I was done.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I called and left a message to set up an appointment. Two days later, I still have not heard back from her. At the very least someone could call me to tell me they would not take my case so that I can move on to another lawyer. Not good.

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Roger Stelk 

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When you are struggling with a difficult divorce and family law issue, reach out to the attorney who has the necessary experience to determine your best course of action. Attorney Roger Stelk regularly assists those who are dealing with divorce, child custody, spousal support, child support, parental rights, and guardianship matters. Attorney Roger Stelk is a member of the American Bar Association. Since graduating from the John Marshall Law School in 1987, Attorney Roger Stelk has held several positions of legal authority and continues to outshine others as one of the best in his field. If you are looking for experienced legal counsel, Attorney Roger Stelk is only a phone call away.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.70
19 reviews  

Roger was my layer for a divorce. I was very satisfied. I don't think anyone "wins" a divorce but I was satisfied with the end result. It was better than I expected was going to happen. As further evidence, the opposing side was not happy with the outcome. I have ot assume Roger made a better argument and was better prepared. He was very fair on the billing. I never felt like I was being overcharged. He quickly responded to all correspondence. I would recommend him!!

I have known Roger Stelk for over 30 years. Roger is a well-respected family law attorney who is dedicated to providing excellent representation to his clients. Roger is a knowledgeable, experienced and exceptional litigator and negotiator. I have always found him to be well prepared and professional when working on opposing sides. I eagerly endorse and recommend Roger Stelk.

I had the opportunity to work with Roger for my first home purchase and truly had a wonderful experience working with him! I was a bit nervous, which I think we all can be, but he was very clear with explaining each and every page and was patient with answering all my questions. I've recommended him to a few of my friends and they have all had amazing experiences as well! I highly recommend Roger!

I have had the privilege of working with Roger Stelk on many of my real estate transactions. Roger gives his clients exceptional service, protects their interests, and also educates them. It is with confidence that I highly recommend Roger for any legal issues.

I have worked with Roger on many real estate transactions and he has always provided outstanding professionalism and his attention to detail is impeccable. I would highly recommend Roger.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Roger was my layer for a divorce. I was very satisfied. I don't think anyone "wins" a divorce but I was satisfied with the end result. It was better than I expected was going to happen. As further evidence, the opposing side was not happy with the outcome. I have ot assume Roger made a better argument and was better prepared. He was very fair on the billing. I never felt like I was being overcharged. He quickly responded to all correspondence. I would recommend him!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I have known Roger Stelk for over 30 years. Roger is a well-respected family law attorney who is dedicated to providing excellent representation to his clients. Roger is a knowledgeable, experienced and exceptional litigator and negotiator. I have always found him to be well prepared and professional when working on opposing sides. I eagerly endorse and recommend Roger Stelk.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I had the opportunity to work with Roger for my first home purchase and truly had a wonderful experience working with him! I was a bit nervous, which I think we all can be, but he was very clear with explaining each and every page and was patient with answering all my questions. I've recommended him to a few of my friends and they have all had amazing experiences as well! I highly recommend Roger!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I have had the privilege of working with Roger Stelk on many of my real estate transactions. Roger gives his clients exceptional service, protects their interests, and also educates them. It is with confidence that I highly recommend Roger for any legal issues.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I have worked with Roger on many real estate transactions and he has always provided outstanding professionalism and his attention to detail is impeccable. I would highly recommend Roger.

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Fedor Kozlov 

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A highly acclaimed divorce and family law advocate, Attorney Fedor Kozlov possesses the determination and drive to fight for his clients in and out of the courtroom. While Attorney Fedor Kozlov may help in any type of divorce and family law dispute, he provides a keen expertise in adoption, annulment, celebrity divorce, mediation, prenuptial agreements, and legal separation matters. Widely recognized for his commitment to his practice, Attorney Fedor Kozlov has been featured as an American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction and American Institute of Legal Advocates - Top Ten awards. A well-respected divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Fedor Kozlov began his legal career after graduating from New York Law School. To ensure your rights are protected by an experienced attorney, contact Attorney Fedor Kozlov, the professional who has dedicated more than 16 years of his practice to helping families.

 Website

Review

by Google
4.80
59 reviews  

Will recommend to any friends or family that need legal assistance. Their attorney Andrew M Klass helped me in a tough time, and I am grateful.

I had the most positive experience from the moment I went in for my initial consultation. I went to this office with a tricky case that kept seeming to change daily with the drama of a divorce and a parenting agreement. Mr. Kozlov and also Mr. Shawn Monroe were so professional, helpful and patient I never felt unsure about any of my decisions because I was walked through what everything would mean long term and exactly what I was setting myself and my son up for. I truly felt they were behind me and that I was secure the entire time. Thank you a million times over. Would recommend them to any and everyone!

I am very happy to have found a great attorney like Mr. Kozlov Very knowledgeable and hard working. He helped me and my family in a legal situation. He will go above and beyond for your case. Highly recommended.

I've received so much valuable information just from the initial free consultation, Mr. Andrew Klaas thoroughly took the time to address my family situation from all legal angles and offered me further research tools. Very professional. Thank you!

Fedor Kozlov is extremely professional and works hard for his clients. I am forever grateful to have had him as my Attorney. Highly recommended.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Will recommend to any friends or family that need legal assistance. Their attorney Andrew M Klass helped me in a tough time, and I am grateful.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I had the most positive experience from the moment I went in for my initial consultation. I went to this office with a tricky case that kept seeming to change daily with the drama of a divorce and a parenting agreement. Mr. Kozlov and also Mr. Shawn Monroe were so professional, helpful and patient I never felt unsure about any of my decisions because I was walked through what everything would mean long term and exactly what I was setting myself and my son up for. I truly felt they were behind me and that I was secure the entire time. Thank you a million times over. Would recommend them to any and everyone!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I am very happy to have found a great attorney like Mr. Kozlov Very knowledgeable and hard working. He helped me and my family in a legal situation. He will go above and beyond for your case. Highly recommended.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I've received so much valuable information just from the initial free consultation, Mr. Andrew Klaas thoroughly took the time to address my family situation from all legal angles and offered me further research tools. Very professional. Thank you!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Fedor Kozlov is extremely professional and works hard for his clients. I am forever grateful to have had him as my Attorney. Highly recommended.

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Susan A Marks  

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In times of family turmoil, rely on the expertise of one of the best attorneys in the business. A Mississippi State University graduate, Attorney Susan Marks commonly handles cases involving asset division, celebrity divorce, collaborative divorce, international child custody, juvenile adjudication, and parental rights. Attorney Susan Marks is an accomplished and valued member of the American Association for Justice and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. Recognized as one of the best in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney Susan Marks has received several high accolades, such as the American Institute of Legal Advocates - Top Ten Lawyers and Lawyers of Distinction - Nationwide Top Ten Percent of Lawyers awards. Before securing her position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney Susan Marks graduated from Mississippi State University. If you wish to hire an attorney who is passionate about her career, then call Attorney Susan Marks, the attorney who cares.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.60
20 reviews  

I had a consultation with Brandon Djonlich and he gave me great advice to put into action immediately. After first trying to solve the matter on my own using the information he gave me, I will assuredly retain him in order to pursue my goals. Thanks again, Brandon!

Susan Mark is very strong attorney. I strongly suggest her to hire for divorce. My wife hired Susan for divorce with me and Susan helped her to win the case even though I have all proofs. I changed 3 attorneys but none of them stand in front of Susan. I am positively suggesting . Without any doubt you can hire Susan and you will be in good hands

They got my case done in A reasonable amount of time. I would use them again.

Very happy I chose this firm. Extremely professional! I was informed every step of the way regarding my case. Would definitely use again and would refer to anyone who needs an attorney.

I had consultation with Brandon to go over a termination agreement after being laid off from my previous employer. I was concerned with signing such a large contract and wanted someone to review it with me and make sure that it was okay and wasn't a harmful agreement for myself. Brandon walked through each section of the agreement with me, and did a phenomenal job of explaining what the section meant and legal recourse that could happen to both parties for breaking said agreement. Overall, I am very satisfied and highly recommend Brandon for his knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. Truly seemed like he cared for me and my situation and ensured me that I had gotten a good agreement.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I had a consultation with Brandon Djonlich and he gave me great advice to put into action immediately. After first trying to solve the matter on my own using the information he gave me, I will assuredly retain him in order to pursue my goals. Thanks again, Brandon!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Susan Mark is very strong attorney. I strongly suggest her to hire for divorce. My wife hired Susan for divorce with me and Susan helped her to win the case even though I have all proofs. I changed 3 attorneys but none of them stand in front of Susan. I am positively suggesting . Without any doubt you can hire Susan and you will be in good hands

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    They got my case done in A reasonable amount of time. I would use them again.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Very happy I chose this firm. Extremely professional! I was informed every step of the way regarding my case. Would definitely use again and would refer to anyone who needs an attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I had consultation with Brandon to go over a termination agreement after being laid off from my previous employer. I was concerned with signing such a large contract and wanted someone to review it with me and make sure that it was okay and wasn't a harmful agreement for myself. Brandon walked through each section of the agreement with me, and did a phenomenal job of explaining what the section meant and legal recourse that could happen to both parties for breaking said agreement. Overall, I am very satisfied and highly recommend Brandon for his knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. Truly seemed like he cared for me and my situation and ensured me that I had gotten a good agreement.

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Robert S Medansky 

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With his sights on winning only the top settlement for his divorce and family law clients, Attorney Robert Medansky is easily one of the best divorce and family law attorneys in the county. Within his practice, Attorney Robert Medansky handles matters involving child custody, child protective services, child support, and divorce. Attorney Robert Medansky holds memberships with the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Recognized as one of the best in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney Robert Medansky has received several high accolades, such as the Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America awards. A well-respected divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Robert Medansky began his legal career after graduating from the John Marshall Law School. To make sure all of your divorce and family law concerns are taken care of, call Attorney Robert Medansky now!

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.50
8 reviews  

Mr. Medansky is a phenomenal Attorney and an even better human being. He treats everyone with the utmost respect and is always extremely honest. He has been in the legal field for over 30 years and is one of the most knowledgeable Attorney's in the state of Illinois having practiced in many legal fields, most notably Divorce and family law. I highly recommend him to anybody that is in search of a competent and dedicated Divorce and Family Law Attorney.

Amazing firm with a knowledgeable, informative attorney willing to help as much as he could! Great experience!

Excellent Attorney... I have used Rob for many family law issues and find him to be exceptional. He has the ability to communicate complicated issues with care.

Horrible. Doesn't return phone calls and doesn't keep one informed about there case. Doesn't earn money.

Rob is a conscientious and hard working attorney. He will fight for his clients and make sure they get the justice they deserve.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Medansky is a phenomenal Attorney and an even better human being. He treats everyone with the utmost respect and is always extremely honest. He has been in the legal field for over 30 years and is one of the most knowledgeable Attorney's in the state of Illinois having practiced in many legal fields, most notably Divorce and family law. I highly recommend him to anybody that is in search of a competent and dedicated Divorce and Family Law Attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Amazing firm with a knowledgeable, informative attorney willing to help as much as he could! Great experience!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Excellent Attorney... I have used Rob for many family law issues and find him to be exceptional. He has the ability to communicate complicated issues with care.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Horrible. Doesn't return phone calls and doesn't keep one informed about there case. Doesn't earn money.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Rob is a conscientious and hard working attorney. He will fight for his clients and make sure they get the justice they deserve.

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Francisco J Botto 

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Determined to retrieve a favorable outcome, Attorney Francisco Botto will stop at nothing to make sure his divorce and family law clients receive the recovery and support they deserve. Although Attorney Francisco Botto covers all aspects of divorce and family law, his more common cases consist of adoption, child custody, child support, protection orders, and parenting plans. Attorney Francisco Botto is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Law. To receive assistance from one of the top divorce and family law attorneys, call the attorney with over 28 years of proven success.

 Website

Review

by Google
3.90
27 reviews  

George was very professional and prompt. He delivered everything he promised. He did a living trust for my wife and I . I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for great service at a fair price.

I had a horrible experience with Botto Gilbert Law Firm in Crystal Lake. In late 2020, I was coping with the loss of my mother and during the same time frame, my wife was in favor of filing for a divorce. As you can already tell, this was the lowest point of my life and I pray that no one should ever have to deal with such crises. I hired Andrew, Attorney at Law to help with filing the paperwork at the local court and schedule a hearing with the Honorable Judge to expedite the divorce proceedings, our case was as simple as it could get, there were no claims made by either parties and our divorce was finalized at the first scheduled hearing, and with that said, Andrew initially agreed to take on the case for a total of $1500 and I would only be required to pay extra for the time and effort for any follow up hearings, and in my case – there were none. I paid an initial deposit of $1000 and we had a balance due of $500. Keeping my state of mind under the spot light, I mistakenly dropped off my rent check of $900 to the law firm and it was cashed soon thereafter. I was under the impression that I would be due a refund, but absolutely not! – this law firm will milk you for your money and do not expect to get a refund. I’ve been told, the law firm invested a total of 6.8 hours towards my case and the total amount charged is over $2200 -- (Andrew took on the case for $1500!!) – After speaking to the law firm numerous times, I’m being referred to the fine print of the agreement that I initially signed, which stated that they would charge for any extra time. I honestly feel that anyone hiring this law firm should get their agreement reviewed by another law firm to ensure there you do not get nickeled and dimed later; and I highly recommend that this law firm should advise their clients as soon as the amount being charged is reaching the threshold of the initial agreed amount to avoid any confusions later with their clients. Now in 2021, I am being asked to pay an additional $375 for the court cost that they clearly forgot to include in their initial quote. I work a minimum wage job and I simply cannot afford. I’ve pleaded multiple times to the office manager and their other Senior staff to waive the remaining balance, but they are standing firm. I’ll never recommend this law firm to anyone!

Elizabeth Ellis is a great woman, very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Extremely pleasant and patient. Asks insightful questions to better understand your situation.

Go elsewhere, they are only concerned with making money! Had a brief interview with George in regards to creating a will. Submitted my paperwork and never heard back. Multiple calls to the office, they always said he was at lunch or not in, etc. Never available. They said that they would leave a note for him to call me. He never called. When I finally heard from him he said he wouldn't make enough money on creating my will and it was not worth his time. What a waist of MY time!

Have used firm for any and everything last 20 years. Never disappointed. Very professional and extremely effective at all. Have,and will recommend.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    George was very professional and prompt. He delivered everything he promised. He did a living trust for my wife and I . I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for great service at a fair price.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    I had a horrible experience with Botto Gilbert Law Firm in Crystal Lake. In late 2020, I was coping with the loss of my mother and during the same time frame, my wife was in favor of filing for a divorce. As you can already tell, this was the lowest point of my life and I pray that no one should ever have to deal with such crises. I hired Andrew, Attorney at Law to help with filing the paperwork at the local court and schedule a hearing with the Honorable Judge to expedite the divorce proceedings, our case was as simple as it could get, there were no claims made by either parties and our divorce was finalized at the first scheduled hearing, and with that said, Andrew initially agreed to take on the case for a total of $1500 and I would only be required to pay extra for the time and effort for any follow up hearings, and in my case – there were none. I paid an initial deposit of $1000 and we had a balance due of $500. Keeping my state of mind under the spot light, I mistakenly dropped off my rent check of $900 to the law firm and it was cashed soon thereafter. I was under the impression that I would be due a refund, but absolutely not! – this law firm will milk you for your money and do not expect to get a refund. I’ve been told, the law firm invested a total of 6.8 hours towards my case and the total amount charged is over $2200 -- (Andrew took on the case for $1500!!) – After speaking to the law firm numerous times, I’m being referred to the fine print of the agreement that I initially signed, which stated that they would charge for any extra time. I honestly feel that anyone hiring this law firm should get their agreement reviewed by another law firm to ensure there you do not get nickeled and dimed later; and I highly recommend that this law firm should advise their clients as soon as the amount being charged is reaching the threshold of the initial agreed amount to avoid any confusions later with their clients. Now in 2021, I am being asked to pay an additional $375 for the court cost that they clearly forgot to include in their initial quote. I work a minimum wage job and I simply cannot afford. I’ve pleaded multiple times to the office manager and their other Senior staff to waive the remaining balance, but they are standing firm. I’ll never recommend this law firm to anyone!

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    Elizabeth Ellis is a great woman, very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Extremely pleasant and patient. Asks insightful questions to better understand your situation.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    Go elsewhere, they are only concerned with making money! Had a brief interview with George in regards to creating a will. Submitted my paperwork and never heard back. Multiple calls to the office, they always said he was at lunch or not in, etc. Never available. They said that they would leave a note for him to call me. He never called. When I finally heard from him he said he wouldn't make enough money on creating my will and it was not worth his time. What a waist of MY time!

  • Review

    by Google
    3.90
    5 reviews  

    Have used firm for any and everything last 20 years. Never disappointed. Very professional and extremely effective at all. Have,and will recommend.

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Lisa M Waggoner 

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Determined to retrieve a favorable outcome, Attorney Lisa Waggoner will stop at nothing to make sure her divorce and family law clients receive the recovery and support they deserve. Attorney Lisa Waggoner is a skilled mediator who has shown success in guiding families toward amicable resolutions in the event of divorce, father's rights, property rights, family law appeals, asset division, and division of debt disagreements. Widely recognized for her commitment to her practice, Attorney Lisa Waggoner has been featured as a Super Lawyer and Super Lawyers - Top Rated Family Law Attorney award winner. Attorney Lisa Waggoner is privy to the emotional element of divorce and family law and applies her Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology education to properly represent her divorce clients. Regardless of the nature of your family case, Attorney Lisa Waggoner is prepared to assist.

Fee Structure: There is no substitute for experience.

 Website

Review

by Google
4.40
7 reviews  

Greg Waggoner is the best. We for the first hired him a few years ago and again recently. He's a kind level headed guy, he's nice to work with.

They handled my mothers estate and house sale. Excellent job. Highly recommended!

From start to finish, the team at Waggoner Law Firm delivers the best service. Trustworthy, prompt, friendly and knowledgeable are just a very few of the words I would use to describe them. As a Real Estate Professional it is very important to me to have a legal office that will work so hard and communicate so thoroughly throughout a transaction. I always know that I can count on the expertise of David & incredible dedication of Kelly. Time after time, our clients tell us that they are very grateful that they chose to work with the Waggoner Law Firm. Having worked with almost every one in their office, I am confident in their abilities and always choose to use them for my personal legal needs as well. 5 Stars for SURE!

David, Lisa and Greg are excellent attorneys. I recommend Waggoner Law Firm to my real estate clients for their sale or purchase transactions as well as for their personal legal needs and they are always impressed and grateful for the skill and care that goes in to their legal work. I know that my clients best interest is the focus each and every day. The communication from Waggoner Law Firm is always clear and timely - not a small thing from a law firm! Every employee at Waggoner Law Firm is of the highest caliber and each is totally dedicated to their clients success.

David Waggoner was instrumental in rewriting our family trust. He patiently explained very complex material in very clear terms, and guided us through many topics of concern. His expertise in trust law, tax law, and estate planning was impressive and gave us confidence in his work. He and his staff were extremely friendly and professional at all times. My wife and I give the Waggoner Law Firm our highest recommendation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Greg Waggoner is the best. We for the first hired him a few years ago and again recently. He's a kind level headed guy, he's nice to work with.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    They handled my mothers estate and house sale. Excellent job. Highly recommended!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    From start to finish, the team at Waggoner Law Firm delivers the best service. Trustworthy, prompt, friendly and knowledgeable are just a very few of the words I would use to describe them. As a Real Estate Professional it is very important to me to have a legal office that will work so hard and communicate so thoroughly throughout a transaction. I always know that I can count on the expertise of David & incredible dedication of Kelly. Time after time, our clients tell us that they are very grateful that they chose to work with the Waggoner Law Firm. Having worked with almost every one in their office, I am confident in their abilities and always choose to use them for my personal legal needs as well. 5 Stars for SURE!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    David, Lisa and Greg are excellent attorneys. I recommend Waggoner Law Firm to my real estate clients for their sale or purchase transactions as well as for their personal legal needs and they are always impressed and grateful for the skill and care that goes in to their legal work. I know that my clients best interest is the focus each and every day. The communication from Waggoner Law Firm is always clear and timely - not a small thing from a law firm! Every employee at Waggoner Law Firm is of the highest caliber and each is totally dedicated to their clients success.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    David Waggoner was instrumental in rewriting our family trust. He patiently explained very complex material in very clear terms, and guided us through many topics of concern. His expertise in trust law, tax law, and estate planning was impressive and gave us confidence in his work. He and his staff were extremely friendly and professional at all times. My wife and I give the Waggoner Law Firm our highest recommendation.

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