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Earning Client Trust

The filing of a petition for divorce in Illinois signifies that it's time for the rules to change. Spouses who relied on one another to contribute to their common good now find that they have to rely on themselves as individuals. But they don't have to rely on themselves alone.

During divorce, it can be difficult to know who to turn to, especially when you're uncertain or when communication with your spouse breaks down. That's why, at Nottage and Ward, LLP, we focus on developing a relationship of mutual trust based on two highly-valued principles: confidentiality and honesty.

Our Honesty, Your Confidence

State laws often require attorneys to keep client information confidential. At Nottage and Ward, LLP, however, we see client confidentiality not as a legal burden, but as a key factor in building a personal relationship with each client. Divorce is an emotionally charged process, often riddled with setbacks and pitfalls that our clients don't expect and that can make them feel lost or vulnerable.

Since our entire practice focuses on family law, we have the legal resources and dedicated experience to take your concerns and fears into account. We encourage our clients to tell us what they're thinking, feeling, or wondering. When it comes to your future, no question is too small.

Not only do we strive to build a relationship of trust based on confidentiality, but we also build trust through honesty. Our clients can rely on us to give them the full picture that includes both the pros and cons of making certain plans or using a particular strategy in court.

For example, one of the most emotionally-charged questions in many divorces is who gets to keep the family home. Many people love their homes and want very much to keep them, even though keeping a house with a large mortgage or equity loan attached risks putting the client in serious financial jeopardy. At Nottage and Ward, LLP, we won't hesitate to explain the truth of the situation: that, while you love your house, keeping it puts your financial safety and stability at risk.

Focused & Forthright

By building a relationship of trust with our clients, we develop a bond that the client can rely on when facing the unknown. The old rules of relying on and trusting one's former spouse no longer apply. During a divorce proceeding, the focus is on what you need to survive and thrive once the marriage ends. We work with you to plan a method of attack and an exit strategy that gives you the financial, legal, and emotional strength to build a life beyond divorce.

At Nottage and Ward, LLP, we've dedicated our practice to Illinois family law because we believe that only by focusing on family law alone can we provide the best possible representation for our clients. We strive to be worthy of each client's trust and to work with our clients to navigate the divorce process. If you're considering a divorce in Illinois, contact us today to see if our experience is right for you.

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5 Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.
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We have the experience.

We are knowledgeable about financial issues. We are experienced in child custody problems and sensitive to the overall needs of the client.

We have the experience to negotiate complex financial issues. The brain trust to maneuver contentious divorce litigation. And the sensitivity and skill to resolve highly charged custody issues.

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Our practice is concentrated in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, Kankakee and McHenry counties.

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10 N. Dearborn, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Family Law Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular divorce matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Illinois.

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