In a law firm built on a personal commitment to our clients, our divorce and family law practice is proud to have that as our guiding principle. Our firm’s dedicated group of accomplished and award winning family law attorneys serve the needs of both men and women in a wide variety of family law, domestic relations and divorce matters.

Our attorneys frequently lecture and write and have been featured in the Chicago Tribune and on television and radio. We represent a wide range of clients from all walks of life. We are a preferred referral source of a number of large law firms in the Chicagoland area for their clients involved in matrimonial litigation. The expertise of our practice group is widely recognized by both the bench and bar in matters ranging from out of court negotiation settlements to high stakes litigation.

Advantages of Working with Aronberg Goldgehn’s Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

  1. We are strong advocates for our clients while offering a blend of cost effective and common sense representation. We listen to our clients, advocate for them, and keep the case moving forward through the process. We keep the client informed throughout.
  2. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in matters of spousal and child support, property division and retirement benefits. We handle cases with complex issues, and yet have the right lawyer for the routine matters.
  3. We deal extensively with children’s issues involving contested and uncontested child custody, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, liberal and supervised visitation, relocation, termination of parental rights, and issues of physical, sexual and/or substance abuse.
  4. We have strong relationships with professionals outside the legal arena. We can recommend and partner with experienced experts, such as psychologists, mediators, forensic accountants or business evaluators – whatever the case requires.
  5. Because divorce cases frequently involve non divorce issues such as securities, corporations, or real estate, the in-house capabilities of the firm’s other 40 civil practice attorneys allows for a team approach to address any issue which might surface during the course of an engagement.
  6. We also have the ability to assist clients on a global basis through our participation in Legal Netlink Alliance, an international confederation of 115 law firms in the United States and throughout the world. If we need to search for assets in New York, Paris or Tokyo, we can have a lawyer on the case in minutes through Legal Netlink.

Our Family Law practice includes the following specific areas: 

  • Complex divorce cases as well as uncontested divorces

  • Guardianship

  • Parentage

  • Legal separation

  • Adoption

  • Financial and tax matters

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

  • Domestic violence

  • Child custody and visitation

  • Child support

  • Spousal maintenance

  • Asset tracing and valuation

  • Property division

  • Modification or enforcement of judgments

  • Trial and Appellate matters 

Our family law practice serves clients in the greater Chicago and surrounding areas – Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will counties.

Divorce Guides
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Women's Divorce Guide
In this Women’s Divorce Guide, you’ll find hand-selected articles, book excerpts, advice, insights and more that focus exclusively on women’s divorce issues. Please click here to read the full guide.

Men's Divorce Guide
In this Men’s Divorce Guide, you’ll find hand-selected articles, book excerpts and more that focus exclusively on men’s divorce issues. Please click here to read the full guide.

Julie A. Johnson Presented With the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women's Alta May Hulett Award
05.24.17

At a luncheon ceremony on May 24, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn member Julie A. Johnson was presented with the 2017 Alta May Hulett Award by the CBA’s Alliance for Women.... Read More


Julie A. Johnson Moderating a Discussion With Filmmaker Sharon Rowan Following the Screening of Her Documentary Film, Balancing the Scales
05.03.17

Hosted by the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law and The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, this private screening and lunch will be held in Chicago on May 11, 2017.... Read More


19 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.27.17

Nineteen of the firm’s members have been named Leading Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


7 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.26.17

Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Kari Kaplan, Tim Nelson, Amber LaFevers and Sara Spratt have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


Julie A. Johnson To Receive the Chicago Bar Association's Alta May Hulett Award
04.13.17

Aronberg Goldgehn member Julie A. Johnson has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Alta May Hulett Award. She will receive the award at a luncheon ceremony on May 24, 2017.... Read More


Julie Johnson Presenting at the Illinois State Bar Association's Fourth Installment of the Family Law Table Clinic Series
03.01.17

On March 2, 2017, Julie A. Johnson will co-present “Drugs & Fitness to Parent,” “DCFS & Parenting” and “Child Support” at the Family Law Table Clinic Series – Session 4.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara Presenting at the Advanced Issues in Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support in Divorce Seminar on March 15, 2017
02.21.17

Family Law Attorney Elizabeth Olen Lazzara will present “Initiating the Child Support Case” and “Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Decrees.”... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named "Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Staci L. Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Julie A. Johnson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers and Timothy R. Nelson have been named “Rising Stars” by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Aronberg Goldgehn members Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2017.... Read More


Julie A. Johnson Named a Member of Aronberg Goldgehn
01.09.17

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has named Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer) as a Member of the firm.... Read More


Julie Johnson Presenting at the Illinois State Bar Association's Third Installment of the Family Law Table Clinic Series
01.03.17

On January 26, 2017, Julie A. Johnson will co-present “Demonstrative Exhibits & Summaries at Trial Party Depositions” and “Motion for Finding” at the Family Law Table Clinic Series – Session 3.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - Financial Abuse Is a Form of Domestic Violence
11.29.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine... Read More


Julie Johnson Presenting at the Illinois State Bar Association's Second Installment of the Family Law Table Clinic Series
11.01.16

On November 17, 2016, Julie A. Johnson will co-present “Party Depositions,” “Subpoena In/Out of State,” and “Admissions Offered Prior to Trial” at the Family Law Table Clinic Series – Session 2.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara Recognized as 10 Best By the American Institute's Family Law Division
08.30.16

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa member Elizabeth Olen Lazzara has been recognized as a 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.™... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - Dissipation of Assets in Divorce: What You Need to Know
08.29.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Julie Johnson Presenting at the Illinois State Bar Association's First Installment of the Family Law Table Clinic Series
08.29.16

On September 15, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer) will co-present “Declaratory Judgement” at the Family Law Table Clinic Series – Session 1.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - 7 Ways a Single Parent Can Stay Financially Fit
07.29.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - Did You Know You Can Crowdfund Your Divorce?
06.29.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - Why It Matters Who You Hire in A Divorce and How to Get It Right
06.13.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - 3 Ways People Sabotage Their Divorce
06.07.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - 7 Common Mistakes Made When Fighting a Custody Battle
05.31.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - I Thought My Ex Was a Narcissist, But Maybe I'm One
05.22.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Staci Balbirer Publishes Why the Date We File a Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Just Became Important
05.18.16

Aronberg Goldgehn Family Law Attorney Staci Balbirer has published “Why the date we file a petition for dissolution of marriage just became important” in the ISBA’s Family Law Section’s Newsletter.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert- Meet My Bonus Mom! Establishing Terms for Members of Your Blended Family
05.17.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - What You Need to Know About Debt and Divorce
05.09.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Divorce Law Alert - 9 Tips for Going Back to Work After a Divorce
05.02.16

This Divorce Alert is brought to you by the Chicago Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Julie Neubauer and Staci Balbirer Appointed to Illinois State Bar Association Committee and Leadership Roles
04.26.16

Julie Neubauer appointed Chair of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, a member of the Diversity Leadership Council and member of the Family Law Section Council; Staci Balbirer, as a member of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Family Law Group Launches Its Facebook Page
03.17.16

The group's Facebook page is designed to be a valuable source of information for individuals who may be engaged in a family law conflict or for those who may need basic family law information.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara and John Sciaccotta Serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Investing in Justice Campaign
03.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn members Elizabeth O. Lazzara and John C. Sciaccotta are serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Chicago Bar Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Investing in Justice Campaign, which kicks off on March 7, 2016.... Read More


Six Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Christopher Bannon, Jay Frank, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2016.... Read More


Julie Neubauer Obtains a Favorable Ruling Before the Illinois Appellate Court in Case Regarding an Inherited IRA
10.07.15

Julie A. Neubauer obtained a favorable ruling for the firm’s client who appealed a circuit court decision that discharged third-party citations to discover assets issued to collect on judgments against her ex-husband.... Read More


Jay Frank Quoted in Chicago Tribune Story About The High-Profile Griffin Divorce Settlement
10.07.15

Jay Frank, co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn’s Family Law Group, is quoted in today’s Chicago Tribune’s story about the high-profile divorce of Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest man.... Read More


Chris Bannon Quoted in Illinois Bar Journal Article, Women in the Law; Making the Ask
07.23.15

Aronberg Goldgehn Co-Managing Member Christopher J. Bannon and others address what firms can do to ensure that female attorneys’ compensation and opportunities keep pace with their talent and commitment.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine’ has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


Chris Bannon Presenting at ISBA Seminar, "Because You're Worth It! Achieving Advancement & Fair Compensation in the Legal Profession"
04.01.15

On May 7, 2015, Aronberg Goldgehn Co-Managing Member Christopher J. Bannon and his fellow panelists will present "Rising Above the Stats: Defining and Encouraging Success for Women Attorneys and Methods for Achieving It."... Read More


Julie Neubauer Program Coordinator for "Because You're Worth It! Achieving Advancement & Fair Compensation in the Legal Profession"
03.02.15

Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law, this CLE program will address issues facing women lawyers.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers;’ Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.’... Read More


Jay Frank Authors, "Myth-Busting in High-Profile Divorce," Published in the Chicago Tribune
08.10.14

Aronberg Goldgehn Family Law Attorney Jay A. Frank has authored an Outside Opinion article for the Chicago Tribune on the high-profile divorce of billionaire Chicago couple Ken and Anne Griffin.... Read More


Legal Netlink Alliance Spring General Meeting Held in Chicago
05.16.14

On May 16, Legal Netlink Alliance held its Spring General Meeting at the Standard Club in Chicago.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara Completes Divorce Mediation Skills Training Course
05.09.14

As a mediator, Elizabeth Lazzara intends to assist clients in reaching reasonable, creative and cost-effective solutions that are right for their families.... Read More


Frank Moderates Panel at Divorce University Program
05.04.14

Jay A. Frank moderated a legal panel at Divorce University, a one-day program designed to educate women on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce.... Read More


Family Law Insights - Support for Children With Special Needs
03.13.14

For divorcing couples who have children with special needs, settlement agreements must be carefully crafted to include the child's existing or future eligibility for SSI and Medicaid.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Billy Garmisa and Blooma Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Super Lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Tim Nelson and Julie Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Katherine A. Attebery, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Bannon, Frank, Garmisa and Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Jay Frank Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine - Consumer Edition For 2013
08.08.13

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Family Law attorney Jay Frank in an article in their Consumer Edition 2013 publication. Jay’s article details his road to success as a renowned family law attorney.... Read More


Frank Publishes, Settlement or Trial: What is Best?" in Divorce Magazine
06.13.13

Family Law Attorney Jay Frank has published “Settlement or Trial: What is Best?” in Divorce Magazine.... Read More


Eight Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars’ in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Elects Michael A. Zaslavsky As an Equity Member
07.01.11


Neubauer To Participate in ISBA Televised Panel on Pre-Divorce Planning
06.03.11

Family Law attorney Julie Neubauer will appear in an Illinois State Bar Association-produced panel discussion, “Pre-Divorce Planning,” which will air on CAN-TV Cable Channel 21.... Read More


Lazzara to Speak at Family Law From A to Z Seminar
04.19.11

Elizabeth Olen Lazzara will be speaking on June 21, 2011 at the National Business Institute Family Law From A to Z Seminar in Lisle, Illinois. Elizabeth will be presenting on the process and procedures in marriage dissolution and a family law case update.... Read More


Frank to Participate in Divorce University Program
10.29.10

Family Law Attorney Jay Frank will moderate a legal panel at Divorce University, a one day program designed to educate women on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce.... Read More


Neubauer Participates in ISBA Panel, "So You Want To Be An Attorney - The Law School Experience"
08.23.10

Julie Neubauer appears in an Illinois State Bar Association-produced panel discussion, "So You Want To Be An Attorney - The Law School Experience," which airs on CAN-TV Cable Channel 21.... Read More


Neubauer Presenting Divorce, Deportation and Disciplinary Complaints: Avoiding Immigration Pitfalls in Family Law
02.28.10

Julie A. Neubauer will present on the impact of domestic relations proceedings upon clients with immigration status concerns when issues involving domestic violence or other crimes of moral turpitude are at play... Read More


Frank to Speak on Collection Issues in Family Law Cases
02.25.10

Family Law attorney Jay Frank will be speaking on Collection Issues in Family Law Cases at the annual meeting of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association.... Read More