The Gitlin Law Firm practices primarily in the following Illinois counties:
McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Boone and DeKalb.
Practice Exclusively Devoted to Family Law Cases:
The Gitlin Law Firm attorneys limit their practice to divorce and family law. The firm handles:
Original Divorce Proceedings
Post-divorce Judgment Enforcement Proceedings
Child Custody Cases
Parentage (paternity) Proceedings
Appeals of Family Law Cases
Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce
By exclusively handling family law cases, the lawyers at The Gitlin Law Firm are more familiar with family law than lawyers who do not limit their practice. Concentrating the practice also increases a lawyer's efficiency in handling a case--as it is likely that a similar case was handled before.
In some firms the lawyer with whom you interview will not handle court appearances. For the sake of efficiency, Gunnar J. Gitlin believes that the same lawyer who handles your case on a day to day basis should also be the lawyer who handles any contested matters in court. The lawyers of The Gitlin Law Firm are experienced in negotiating and in trying family law cases.
State of the Art Practice:
The Gitlin Law Firm's practice is state of the art. This involves both investments in technology which increase efficiency as well as investments in remaining at the cutting edge of family law issues. An example of efficiency of The Gitlin Law Firm is the online database of Illinois family law cases. This database was developed over the years by Gunnar J. Gitlin and includes copies of the Gitlin on Divorce Reports, edited by H. Joseph Gitlin. It includes charts and various comments by Gunnar J. Gitlin. The online database is used in-house by the lawyers and legal assistants of the Gitlin Law Firm so that virtually any family law issue can be researched quickly and authoritatively.
Nature of the Practice:
Family law proceedings involve one of the most difficult periods in a person's life. Studies indicate that three of the most stressful events are divorce, moving and death of a close family member. Divorce often involves at least two of these significant events. Post-divorce proceedings can be equally traumatic. They may involve proceedings for modification of custody which is one of the most difficult areas of a family lawyer's practice.
It has been said that family lawyers see good people at their worst. For this reason a lawyer handling a family law practice must have the ability to listen well, to communicate promptly and to commit himself to providing quality legal services. This is the goal of The Gitlin Law Firm.