Dorothy A. Voigt


"It is my goal that each client be well informed and educated about all the retirement plans involved in a case before deciding whether and how to divide the retirement plans as part of an equitable resolution of the entire case."

Retirement plans are often one of the most valuable assets in a divorce.  There are many different types of retirement plans, and the rules and regulations regarding division of the plans are complex.  Dorothy A. Voigt concentrates her practice exclusively on the evaluation and analysis of retirement plans in association with the litigation of complex family law matters.  Her mastery on the subject allows her to educate her clients about their retirement plans, explain the options available for dividing the plans, and maximize the assets.

Not only does she have her J.D., but Ms. Voigt earned, with honors, her L.L.M in Employee Benefits from the John Marshall Law School.  She is uniquely qualified to prepare Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and other orders dividing retirement plans.  She is also intimately familiar with executive compensation issues.  Ms. Voigt strongly believes that time spent analyzing retirement plans while the divorce is pending will save the client time and money.    

Ms. Voigt joined Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP in 2000.  During her time with the firm, she has been involved in all elements of a case, including complex financial analysis and custody litigation.  Since 2000, she has also taught “Kids in a Divorcing Society,” a mandatory class for divorcing parents in the 16th Judicial District of Kane County.  Prior to joining SDF, Ms. Voigt worked at smaller law firms that practiced family law, worker’s compensation law, and social security disability law.

Awards and Honors

L.L.M. awarded with Honors (2012)

Highest Grade in the Family Law Class (1992)

Dean’s Honor List (1989-90, 1992)

Articles and Publications

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