Attorneys Who Empower You To Make Fully Informed Decisions

As family law attorneys serving the greater Chicago area, we are committed to helping individuals and families resolve legal matters in a successful, cost-effective manner. With decades of legal experience, we provide clients with one-on-one service in the following areas:

  • Divorce: We assist clients with high-asset divorce, marital dissolution for business professionals, litigated, mediated and collaborative divorces and much more.
  • Legal separation: We can advise you about the pros and cons of legal separation.
  • Allocation of parental responsibilities and child support: Whether you are going through a divorce or seeking modification of an existing judgment, we will protect your parental and financial rights.
  • Spousal maintenance: (formally called alimony) Illinois has guidelines on this highly contentious issue.
  • Property division: Our law firm helps clients with the division of retirement accounts, businesses, professional practices, homes and other marital assets.
  • Children's rights: Children have legal rights, too, and we will advocate for them.
  • Collaborative law: We frequently represent clients who have chosen to resolve divorce issues out of court through the collaborative law process.
  • Mediation: Divorce mediation can be a low-stress, customizable alternative to litigation.
  • Attorney-assisted mediation: Have the security of an attorney as you mediate your dissolution.
  • Adoption: We guide clients through all types of adoptions, including stepparent adoption, adult child adoption, domestic adoption and international adoption.
  • Paternity: If you need to prove or disprove that you are the father of a child, or need help establishing parenting or financial obligations, we can help.
  • Orders of protection: We assist the victims of stalking and domestic violence.
  • Civil unions: We have the understanding and experience to assist clients with all issues arising under Illinois' old civil union law, including dissolution of civil unions.
  • Domestic partnership and cohabitation agreements: Our firm frequently helps couples draft and negotiate agreements concerning relationships that are not marriages or civil unions.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: If you are interested in entering into a prenuptial agreement or have been approached about signing a prenuptial agreement, we can explain the issues and your options.
  • Parenting coordinator: Parenting coordinators can play a vital role in reducing the stress and anxiety associated with high-conflict situations. Attorney Jessica Malmquist is certified as a parenting coordinator in the State of Illinois.

Contact Us Today

To discuss how an attorney at Goddard & Malmquist can help you with your family law litigation or mediation case, contact us at 847-382-3995, or you may send us an email to set up a consultation. We accept major credit cards.