JAN KOWALSKI, P.C.
What I Do
Why I Do It
Why I Am the Best
Serving clients predominantly concerning: matrimonial law, family law, divorce law, and dissolution of marriages in Chicago (Cook County), Lake Forest (Lake County), Wheaton (DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and DeKalb County). Services include litigation in trial courts, negotiation of settlements, engaging in collaborative law and mediation, and appeals to reviewing courts.
Frequent issues include property division with substantial assets, divorce related tax and financial planning, strategies and planning concerning retirement benefits and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for ERISA Plans, child custody, joint custody, child visitation, requests for removal (moving a child out of state), Hague Convention child abductions, maintenance (alimony), child support; drafting marital settlement agreements, premarital (prenuptial) agreements, postnuptial agreements; issues arising from cohabitation, domestic violence, paternity and post-decree or post-judgment divorce disputes.
After years working as an associate at a boutique firm concentrating on divorces of the rich and famous, I came to realize that your average American spouse couldn't afford to get divorced.
I believe that hard working spouses are faced with a difficult choice between paying their mortgages and paying a huge retainer requested by most billable hour attorneys.
Clients don't want to be surprised by invoices billing for talking about his or her case or going to court or drafting.
Client's want results - not inflated invoices.
I am a family law attorney working with clients to solve problems and achieve the best possible results.
What sets me apart from other divorce attorneys is my fee structure.
I strongly believe that the matrimonial law practitioners have largely failed to respond to this country's financial crisis by insisting on the traditional billable hour fee schedule.
I provide a value billing schedule tailored to the specific facts of your case which lets you know how much you will pay, what services you will receive for what you pay and when you need to pay.