Family law cases sometimes create special situations. If you need us, we can help with:


Gretchen is a trained mediator and is approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County to mediate any of your domestic relations matters. If you are hoping to resolve your dispute as quickly and as amicably as possible, mediation may be your best option. A mediator does not represent either party, but works with them both directly in the hopes of helping them reach an agreement.

Child Representation

When parents are litigating, it can be difficult to determine what is in the children’s best interests. In some cases, the court might appoint an attorney to protect their interests and represent them in the courtroom. Gretchen is trained and approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County to represent minor children as a Guardian ad litem and a child representative.

Prenuptial Agreements

Couples getting married often consider whether they should enter into a pre-nuptial agreement—a contract that can address how all financial issues (except for child support) will be addressed in a divorce, legal separation, or the death of a spouse. When we negotiate a pre-nuptial agreement, we attempt to keep an amicable relationship while still protecting your interests if you do, unfortunately, get divorced in the future.

Orders of Protection

In the unfortunate situation where you or your children are victims of domestic violence, or if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we have experience in navigating and litigating these matters so the truth is presented to the Court.

Please contact us for a free, face-to-face consultation.

We handle cases throughout Cook, Lake, and Will Counties. Please call or send an email, so we can schedule your free initial consultation.