Jenner & Block

Family Law

Practice Areas

Jenner & Block's Family Law Practice provides a full range of services for individuals in all aspects of family law, concentrating in matrimonial law.  We distinguish ourselves by seeking solutions best suited to the needs of our clients, whether through litigation, settlement, collaborative law, mediation or counseling.  We regularly represent individuals in substantial matters in Illinois state courts, primarily in Chicago, Cook County, as well in neighboring Lake and DuPage counties.  Our cases routinely deal with sophisticated financial issues involving such matters as valuation and tracing of assets, executive compensation and benefits, tax planning, and complex support arrangements, as well as contested custody and parenting issues.  Attorneys in the Family Law Practice draw upon the Firm’s breadth of experience and vast resources on behalf of its clients, including litigation and other practices such as estate planning, tax, corporate, employee benefits, real estate, financial services and bankruptcy.

Areas in which attorneys in this practice concentrate include:

  • Divorce/Marital Dissolution
  • Legal Separation and Separation Agreements
  • Child Custody and Parentage
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Cohabitation Arrangements
  • Consulting and Counseling
  • Planning Considerations
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Post-Divorce Matters
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law

The Firm’s commitment to family law is best exemplified by its late senior partner, Albert E. Jenner, Jr., who co-authored the current Illinois divorce statute.

The Firm’s family law attorneys have been active in national and local professional organizations, including the family law committees of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.  They have also lectured and written extensively on family law topics.  The practice is headed by Partner James H. Feldman, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers who has been listed in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America since its first publication in 1983 and as a Top Illinois Family Law Attorney by the Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, continuously since its first publication in 2003.