Sports and Entertainment Family Law
Our family law attorneys for sports and entertainment professionals have been representing professional athletes, media personalities, and entertainers or their spouses for over 35 years.
Representing professional athletes, media personalities, and entertainers or their spouses has been an important part of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP’s history over the past 35 years. Because such public personalities often have houses in several states, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is often consulted by out-of-state attorneys and advisors on family law matters involving the athlete or entertainer, even if the litigation does not take place in Illinois. Our Chicago family law attorneys help sports and entertainment professionals by drawing on years of individual and collective experience. We craft a unique and comprehensive strategy that addresses the specific circumstance of each celebrity’s divorce or other family law situations.
Because public personalities may own property and family homes in more than one jurisdiction, they may need premarital or postnuptial agreements that specify how property and support should be handled in the event of a divorce. This is especially true if the laws in those different jurisdictions deal with property and support according to very different principles. Addressing the issues of family support during the early, possibly lean, years of a celebrity’s career versus the high-earning years requires a thorough knowledge of tax law and an understanding of the athlete’s or entertainer’s specific goals. As the nation’s largest family law firm, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck’s celebrity divorce attorneys help athletes, entertainers, or their spouses achieve their goals—whether those goals relate to child custody and support or property division.
Although family law proceedings and court filings are generally open and available to the public, the Chicago area divorce law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck takes every possible measure to maintain the privacy of its clients through its experience in handling the media and in preserving the confidentiality of settlement agreements between the athletes and their spouses or significant others.
The SDF Sports, Media and Entertainment Group is comprised of celebrity divorce attorneys named among the best in America, along with Olympians, former professional athletes, sports industry insiders, and bilingual staff. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP’s extensive experience and national reputation in dealing with complex financial and custody issues give its clients a strategic advantage in obtaining favorable results through either negotiation or litigation.
Contact our family law attorneys for sports and entertainment professionals today to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you maintain privacy and receive a favorable outcome in your high-profile divorce.