Empowering and educating women through the difficult process of divorce is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. I give women the tools they need to not only understand the financial situation and future they face, but also assist them in prioritizing goals and needs and walking them through the negotiation process. I strive to be empathetic when offering advice, understanding that the legal part and the emotional part of a family law case are often entangled and it is necessary to separate the two aspects of the case when offering counsel.
Michelle A. Lawless is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Michelle A. Lawless, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated lawyer with more than 21 years of total legal experience, Ms. Lawless provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro and surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issues affecting their families. Her passion for helping clients through difficult and complex situations was the reason she entered the field of family law over twenty years ago.
At all turns, she provides results-oriented counsel with the utmost empathy and integrity. While she gained a reputation as a fierce advocate and litigator, she now focuses her practice on the use of mediation and collaboration in lieu of stressful and expensive court battles in order to assist her clients resolve their matters. During the course of her career, including 19 years at a large Chicago family law firm, she has dealt with complex financial issues including the valuation of closely held corporations, tax ramifications of settlement options, executive compensation packages, jurisdictional disputes, complex custody matters, and spousal and child support. Along with handling all aspects of her clients’ divorces, Ms. Lawless also handles parentage issues, post-divorce matters, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
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