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How to Select Schools for Your Children In Divorce

Authored by: Kurt Kwidzinski It’s that time of year. Back to school. Between back-to-school shopping, registering your children for extracurricular activities, and cramming in all the last-minute summer events, prepping for a new school year can be chaotic. Not to mention, if you are divorced parents, or going through the divorce process, that adds additional […]

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Leon Finkel Named 2023 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

Each year, Best Lawyers of America© recognizes lawyers with the highest personal feedback to receive special award recognition, named as “Lawyer of the Year”. Only one attorney is Lawyer of the Year in each specific practice area and geographic region, making this recognition a noteworthy honor. We want to congratulate Berger Schatz Principal Leon Finkel, […]

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19 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2023 and 8 Named Ones to Watch

Congratulations to nineteen of our attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 edition. Alongside recipients of the Best Lawyers recognition, eight of our attorneys are Ones to Watch (notable up-and-comers in Family Law). Special congratulations to Leon Finkel for being recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Arbitration. See our full list of […]

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Can We Represent People We Know?

Nearly 70,000 attorneys actively serve the Illinois public, according to The State of Legal Profession for Illinois Lawyers. We all know someone who is an attorney, or we know someone who “knows” an attorney. This may be a close friend, a family member, neighbor, someone in your community, etc. When going through a stressful experience like […]

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Jessica Roberts Joins Berger Schatz as Associate

Join us in welcoming our newest Associate, Jessica Roberts to the firm. Prior to joining our firm, Jessica was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. Jessica graduated cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law. During law school she held various externships including for the Honorable James P. Flannery Jr., Presiding Judge of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Adoption

By: Katelyn Blanchard Adoption has been a legal process in the United States since 1850. 6 in 10 Americans have had personal experience with adoption, according to Adoption Network. In conjunction with Pride Month, we would like to share how Berger Schatz has helped couples, including the LGBTQ+ Community navigate the adoption process. This is […]

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Five Tips to Better Protect Mental Health During Divorce

It’s no secret that divorce takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Throughout the divorce process you may experience various emotions like; fear, relief, happiness, and sadness to name a few. Taking care of your mental health during the divorce process is crucial. We strive to connect with our clients on an emotional […]

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10 Questions to Ask & What to Listen for When Searching for an Attorney  

You’ve decided to file for divorce… now what? You might begin the process by confiding in a friend or family member who has gone through a divorce themselves, or you may search the internet for reputable attorneys in your area, sifting through the hundreds that are out there, all claiming to be “the best” at […]

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Introducing New Monthly Series – Ask an Attorney

Who gets the kids? Who gets the house? When should I move out? Can I date? The divorce process is overwhelming, and people need answers to a lot of questions. Equally important, they need to have their misconceptions cleared up. In our new series, #AskAnAttorney, we are answering questions we get time and time again, […]

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When Worlds Collide: Full-time Attorney and Parent

“Every morning starts with my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Elliot shouting, “Green light! Wake up!” as her nightlight transitions from nighttime purple to ready for the day green. Of course, her scream at 6:01am inevitably wakes up our ten-month-old, Zoey as well. From there, I am in full on parent mode. I walk carefully down the stairs […]

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