Welcome to Strategic Divorce - Illinois Family Law Firm
Our attorneys provide strategic planning counsel for divorce, child custody disputes and more.
We know emotions can run high in divorce, from anger to disappointment, and that these emotions can increase conflict. In fact, there are attorneys who count on that to make more money. We loathe those attorneys.
Here’s the reality. Your divorce does not have to eviscerate your family or your finances. Our attorneys are experienced in alternative ways of reaching a divorce settlement in Illinois, such as mediation and negotiation.
That said, some cases need to be tried to obtain a fair outcome. Our attorneys prepare each case for possible trial. If the other side is unreasonable, we will be prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go. By letting you know how judges have ruled in cases with similar fact patterns, you can be strategic and avoid wasteful conflict.
Michone J. Riewer
Managing Partner Strategic Divorce
Michone J. Riewer has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has built an impressive firm, Strategic Divorce, specializing in complex and high-net-worth divorces. Her practice also includes the areas of post-judgment modification, parenting time, parental decision-making, maintenance, and civil litigation. Riewer has experience in corporate law and estate planning as well. She holds a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Riewer leads her team with confidence to find solutions and focus on clients’ goals. “We have the legal and financial expertise to help clients obtain the best possible solution without creating unnecessary drama, acrimony, or attorney’s fees,” she says. Divorce can be adversarial, and Riewer and her team strive to help clients recognize that working toward an amicable settlement will cost less financially and emotionally. The firm uses their knowledge of complex financial structures to help their clients, many of whom are high-net-worth individuals, business owners, and professionals, equitably divide complicated assets. Riewer communicates the complex process of divorce and the law to clients in a way that allows the client to be informed and make decisions confidently. “It is very gratifying to be able to assist our clients with creating a plan to resolve their divorce issues and helping them move forward toward their future,” she adds. “Being a divorce attorney allows me to do this every day. We help people through the hardest time of their lives.”
Protecting Your Rights In Divorce And Custody Disputes - You Have A Choice
Every divorce is unique because every family is unique. If a divorce is in your future, it’s important to proceed with a clear understanding of your rights under Illinois law.
At Strategic Divorce, our attorneys handle every aspect of divorce from marital property division, spousal maintenance, to child custody and support. We also handle post-decree modifications such as relocation or changes in custody.
Every aspect of the divorce is a piece of a puzzle that needs to be handled strategically and with careful regard to your overall goals. Our attorneys are here to advise you every step of the way.
Every family is unique, and so are the issues and legal cases that involve family matters. Finding the right team of attorneys to represent you during a difficult time will help you and your family’s transition into the next phase of your lives. At Strategic Divorce in Lake Bluff, IL finding the solution to your family’s needs is our priority. We specialize in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, and Alimony (Maintenance). We serve the Illinois and surrounding counties area with pride.
Our firm is devoted to helping our clients and families find a resolution that will last. We are passionate about Family Law, and we’re dedicated to protecting your family, finances, and assets with years of experience and in-depth knowledge. We understand that your case will affect your future, and we’ll customize our expertise to fit your individual needs and concerns.
At Strategic Divorce in Illinois, we’ll explore the best approach to your unique case. Our Family Law attorneys are ready to serve you and your family through the legal process of your case.
At Strategic Divorce, our focus is to help our clients transition to divorce in a respectful and non-adversarial way. Each client’s circumstances are different and require special care and attention when guiding them to their goals and needs.
Divorce can be messy, but with the right divorce attorney at your side, many complications can be overcome. Everyone in a divorce setting deserves to be heard, and we’ll make sure that our clients know their options during a divorce. Divorce is stressful, and it can be traumatic for the individuals involved. Couples going through a divorce are faced with the uncertainty of their financial future, their homes, possessions, and children.
Hiring the right divorce attorney will ease the stress and make the process much more bearable. It is essential to have a divorce attorney that is skilled at negotiating settlements and trying cases in court on your behalf. It can be challenging to accurately predict what the outcome will be in a divorce case, but at Strategic Divorce in Lake Bluff, IL, our attorneys will guide you in the right direction.
Under appropriate circumstances, a party may seek a modification of custody/parenting time, child support, maintenance and other financial rights and obligations.
Changes in your or your former spouse/partner’s personal, family or financial circumstances may warrant a modification of your judgment for dissolution of marriage or parenting agreement. Enforcement actions may become necessary when a party fails to pay child support, fails to pay maintenance, fails to take an action required by the settlement agreement, or interferes with the other parent’s visitation.
The attorneys at Strategic Divorce are highly adept at handling enforcement and modification issues in post-decree disputes.
Parentage & Paternity
An increasing number of couples are having children without entering into marriage. In these cases, the court may need to declare the father to be the biological father of the child in order for the father to be granted parental rights and responsibilities regarding the child.
The rights and responsibilities of unmarried parents and their children are governed by the Illinois Parentage Act. Under Illinois law, the same standards regarding custody and allocation of parental responsibilities and child support that are applied to divorcing couples are applied to unmarried parents.
At Strategic Divorce, our family law attorneys are well-versed in handling paternity/parentage, child support and custody matters in a manner which serves the best interests of our clients and, most importantly, their children.
Orders Of Protection
If you or your children are the victims of verbal, emotional or physical abuse, you can obtain legal protection through an order of protection or restraining order. Victims of abuse often feel helpless, confused and afraid.
At Strategic Divorce, our family law attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with domestic violence issues and obtaining orders of protection and restraining orders on behalf of our clients and their children. Our attorneys will connect you with additional resources, including mental health professionals and domestic violence support groups to provide you with maximum support throughout this difficult process.
Strategic Divorce has also defended individuals accused of abuse or domestic violence.
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While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please call the firm or complete the intake form below.
Put Our Legal Experience On Your Side
Going through a divorce or custody dispute is difficult, but you do not have to go through it alone. Call (847) 234-4445 or send us an email to talk with one of our attorneys today. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
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900 N. Shore Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Phone: (847) 234-4445
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