Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

29 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the largest law firm in the country focusing exclusively in matrimonial law. Because of the renown and competency of its members, successful outcome of cases, and the many prominent positions that Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP members have held, the firm has enjoyed national recognition as a leader in the field of matrimonial law. Members of the firm have served as President of the Illinois State Bar Association and of the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and as distinguished jurists, including two former Appellate Court Justices, three former Chief Judges of Domestic Relations Divisions, and three other Circuit Court Judges. Thirty of the firm's lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP represents many individuals whose cases involve the distribution of multi-million-dollar holdings and require sophisticated financial expertise. Given this niche, it is not surprising that a number of the firm's attorneys have extensive backgrounds in business, financial planning, taxation, and accounting. While the circumstances of each case is different and may require different courses of actions, regardless of the method chosen, the goal remains the same - to secure the best possible resolution for the client.
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  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

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Rise of the Machines

by Michele M. Jochner

New “generative AI” programs have great potential to help attorneys with certain tasks that will make their work more efficient. Yet the use of any new technology must always adhere to strict ethical standards. One notorious recent case shows why.

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Progress and Potential

by Michele M. Jochner

Women have undeniably made great strides in our profession in recent decades, but much remains to be done. What’s the current state of the industry, what lies ahead—and what do lawyers (male and female alike) say are the most important issues going forward

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Clients with Appeal

by Michele M. Jochner

It’s frustrating to lose a case you’ve worked hard on. When considering whether to take an appeal of that ruling, here’s what to keep in mind—and how to enable your client to make that decision.

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All in the Family

by Michele M. Jochner

No area of the law was untouched by the pandemic, but perhaps none was affected more—for better or worse—by the shift to remote legal work than family law. What lies ahead for this critical practice area?

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The Write Stuff

by Michele M. Jochner

A series of pointers for making your legal writing clear, concise and—crucially—persuasive.

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Bringing Choices to Family Law

by Nicole Ortiz

What alternatives do you have to litigation in a divorce?

Why Collaborative Law Could Help your Divorce

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