Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the family law firm that works with clients to solve problems and seeks to achieve the best possible results. We are the largest law firm in the country focusing exclusively on family law, and internationally recognized as a model for firms practicing in that field.
We have a uniquely talented firm with lawyers that have served the profession in many capacities, including the National President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chairs of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section, former Justices of the Appellate Court, former Chief Judges of county Domestic Relations Divisions, and Judges of the Illinois Circuit Court. Firm members are on the faculties of several Chicago law schools and continuing legal education programs presented to practicing lawyers in the field of family law as well as authors of numerous articles and chapters in state and national publications. The firm also has the distinguished honor of having its name on DePaul University's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center.
Each client's interests are paramount to us; we respect and maintain their privacy and confidences. The firm’s loyalty is never compromised. We understand and are sensitive to the trauma associated with divorce. A client’s concerns are not trivialized, and we take great care to achieve the client’s overall goals with the utmost discretion. Because of our reputation, our clients include prominent figures or their spouses—leaders in the business world and professions, influential civic and political personalities, celebrities, and professional athletes. As well known as they may be, in most instances we are able to keep their problems from public view while quietly resolving their cases.
Most Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys have been recognized as outstanding lawyers in peer ratings and publications including Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Super Lawyers, The Leading Lawyers Network, Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Law Dragon Top 500 as well as in newspapers and magazines of general circulation.
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP lawyers are known not only for their ability to litigate contested matters, but also for effective use of their experience, knowledge and talents to achieve negotiated settlements. In fact, there are lawyers in the firm whose practices focus primarily on mediation and collaborative law in family law matters.
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP’s large size is unique for family law firms and permits our attorneys to concentrate on particular practice areas within family and matrimonial law, such as complex litigation, including financial discovery, analysis and planning; negotiated settlements; premarital and postnuptial agreements; marital and separation agreements; custody, visitation and removal of children; property division, including special skill in planning for and dealing with the tax impact and other financial effects resulting from marital settlement agreements; maintenance/alimony and child support; retirement plans and benefits; parentage; domestic violence and orders of protection; post-divorce disputes; and appellate practice.
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys use a team approach to manage cases efficiently and provide effective results for clients. Instead of each lawyer working separately on cases, our team approach assures clients ready access to a team of several lawyers and paralegals with knowledge and understanding of their case. Clients benefit in working with a team of lawyers with varied backgrounds and particular experience dealing with business issues, financial planning, taxation, accounting, and psychology as needed to best resolve their case.