Maximize Results. Minimize Costs.
Finding the most effective resolution to your legal problems:
Issues involving business or family law can be incredibly difficult and expensive to deal with, but there are ways to minimize the stress and cost of even your most complex legal problems. At the Chicago law office of Attorney Reuben A. Bernick, your case will be handled by a professional who has more than 35 years of experience finding the simplest, most effective solution for clients. Whether through litigation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution or some combination of these, you will receive personalized service and experienced representation at a reasonable cost. Attorney Bernick represents clients throughout Chicago and the immediate surrounding areas.
Personalized service from an experienced attorney:
Many lawyers will try to push clients into litigation. Unfortunately, not only is this usually the most expensive alternative, but it's also the most complicated, and sometimes, it can actually make the situation worse. Attorney Bernick is uniquely qualified to handle your business and family law case because of his extensive knowledge of the justice system. This gives him the experience necessary to decide whether litigation is the best route, or if another form of negotiation might benefit his clients. In addition to his years of experience, clients who come to attorney Bernick will also receive the benefit of his:
-Acclaimed legal service - Attorney Bernick is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available in the legal industry, for his professionalism and adherence to ethical standards. This rating is a symbol of the dedication and skill he has provided to his clients throughout his career of practicing law.
-Personalized service - Not all cases are the same, and Attorney Bernick completely understands this. By looking at every aspect of your situation, he forms a specific plan, based on those details, to fully benefit your cause.
-Aggression and intelligence - Attorney Bernick will aggressively fight for the rights of his clients. He combines that with the intelligence needed to get your case the resolution it deserves.
Areas of Practice:
If you are in Chicago, or the surrounding areas, Attorney Bernick can help you with:
-Family law (domestic relations)
2 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1600
Chicago IL 60602
Full-service family law firm in Chicago
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, attorney Reuben A. Bernick can help. He has served families in Chicago for more than 35 years, and he provides legal services in all areas of family law:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Attorney Bernick assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. He handles the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises, and Attorney Bernick can help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child Custody and Visitation:
Attorney Bernick protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Attorney Bernick can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement:
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Attorney Bernick can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Through mediation or litigation, Attorney Bernick can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce - including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings:
Attorney Bernick is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Illinois to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands. It can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. Attorney Bernick is a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.
Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements:
Attorney Bernick expects the unexpected. He drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests - agreements that can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce.
Business Litigation, Business Arbitration, Divorce, Family Law, Premarital Agreements, Appellate Practice, Civil Appeals, Collaborative Family Law, Civil Practice, Federal Civil Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law, Mediation
1977, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Harvard University, J.D.
University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1972
Illinois State Bar Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Chicago, Illinois, January 27, 1951
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