A Distinguished Matrimonial Law Firm
Listed in the Family Law section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyer, Levin & Brend, P.C. is distinguished in the practice of matrimonial law. Our attorneys and professionals focus on the complex financial aspects of divorce, including business valuation, forensic accounting and tax considerations. With over 130 years’ combined experience, our attorneys proudly serve clients throughout the Chicago Metro.
Divorce may be a simple negotiation when spouses agree on an equitable division of property and assets. More often than not, however, severing the bonds of marriage is a major conflict, involving legal and financial aspects. When the lives of children are at stake, issues of custody, support and visitation become added points of contention when dividing and valuing assets.
Offering Wide-Ranging Family Law Services
At Levin & Brend, P.C., we represent clients in a wide array of family law issues, including:
- Financial discovery and forensic accounting
- Business valuation, property rights and tax considerations
- Prenuptial agreements, separation agreements and marital settlement agreements
- Child support, alimony and maintenance
Our firm’s versatility in forensic accounting, business valuation, business transactions, tax law and litigation, all complement the expertise we bring to the table when helping our clients navigate the rough waters of complex and contested divorce cases.
Advocating For The Best Interest Of Children
While all states have statutes that provide for appointment of a guardian or attorney for the child, Illinois is one of only three states in which a statute permits the court to appoint an attorney for the child, a guardian ad litem or an attorney to serve in both capacities. A guardian ad litem is appointed to represent the child’s best interests in a lawsuit and is different from an attorney in that the guardian is bound to determine and advocate for the child client’s best interest, which can be at odds with the child’s preference. A guardian or attorney may be requested by a concerned parent or appointed by a judge if the parents are acrimonious. It’s not uncommon for judges to appoint an attorney from our firm as one of these child advocates in complicated custody and visitation cases.
If you are dealing with a legal matter, you deserve quality legal representation. Our nationally recognized firm has the knowledge and experience to guide you through whatever family law issue you face. Call our Chicago office at 312-726-4440 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our distinguished attorneys.