FAQ: Who is the best Evanston divorce lawyer?

Are you looking for the best Evanston divorce lawyer? If so, you probably live in Evanston, want a lawyer nearby, and want a lawyer to do a good job.

Check out this FAQ about finding the best divorce lawyer in Evanston. Or call or text 312-554-5433 to get started now. You can also checkout my Evanston Chamber of Commerce profile page.

It can be hard to determine the best divorce lawyer in Evanston. But here are some questions you can ask to make your job easier. And there’s a very important tip at the end to help you get an uncontested divorce in Illinois.

How should I find a divorce lawyer near me in Evanston or Skokie?

I noticed a lot of people Google the term “a lawyer near me.” If you live in Evanston, then my office is near you. I’m right over McCormick, in Skokie, off of Oakton. 

There are several ways to find a nearby lawyer. You could Google Evanston lawyer. You could look on Yelp for a lawyer in Evanston. You could ask people you know around the area.

But if you’re reading this article, you probably already know how to find a lawyer in Evanston. You’ve already done that! I’m a divorce lawyer in Evanston.

Do Evanston divorce lawyers go to court in Skokie?

A lawyer license in Illinois can go to court in any county in Illinois. In Cook county, we have a bunch of different courts. 

I am an Illinois divorce lawyer, and represent clients in the Skokie courthouse, and downtown at the Daley Center.

How often do I have to meet with my Evanston divorce lawyer?

Many are under the impression that they have to meet with their lawyers frequently. 

I’m happy to meet with clients. But I found that working virtually is often a great benefits to clients. I utilize email and secured document storage. I’m also happy to talk on the phone.

I find their clients often enjoy communicating remotely with me. sometimes, driving around and arranging meetings is difficult. Not everyone can do that.

That being said, I find it’s useful to meet with my clients for certain reasons. For example, suppose there’s something very complicated that we need to discuss. There might be complicated facts, or we might have to plan arguments. We might also meet in order to prepare for a hearing or trial.

But it’s rare that a client has to meet a lawyer more than once a month. 

Who is the best divorce lawyer in Evanston for an uncontested divorce? Or contested divorce?

The best divorce lawyer in Evanston for an uncontested divorce is probably attorney David Wolkowitz.

Generally speaking, it is natural for people to want the best divorce lawyer in Evanston. But what does that mean?

If you’ve received a referral from your friend, The referral might not be a good one. Sometimes friends can’t think lawyers are good, but they’re not. Maybe your friend had a very easy case, and that’s why he or she was pleased with the lawyer’s results. Conversely, your friend might not like his or her previous lawyer, but that could be because of facts that your friend is not disclosing to you. 

Certainly you can check out a lawyer’s reviews online. I happen to have many very positive Yelp reviews. But I can tell you for a fact that people sometimes lie in Yelp reviews. For example, people have published very bad reviews about me that have never met me, and didn’t hire me. That may be hard to believe, but it definitely happens.

I think one of the best ways to judge if a lawyer is best for you is to speak with the lawyer. I speak with people for a few minutes on the phone. If they don’t like what I have to say, they can hire someone else. There are certainly plenty of lawyers out there.

If I live in Evanston, where do I go to court for my divorce?

If you live in Evanston, you can go to court in two different places for your divorce. The closest would be Skokie. You could also go downtown, to the Daley Center; there are dozens of divorced judges at the Daley Center.

If you want to go to court in Skokie, there are a couple of things you should know. There is only one divorce judge at the Skokie courthouse. Just because of that one fact, there is limited capacity. That could mean it is harder to get court dates. But maybe you won’t need many court dates. I’m just letting you know what the basic facts are.

If you are in agreement with your spouse as to all aspects of your divorce, you can get an uncontested divorce in Illinois, which is fast and affordable. Sometimes an uncontested divorce in Illinois can be completed remotely, by Zoom, without every having to physically go to court.

Will my lawyer encourage an uncontested divorce in Illinois?

An uncontested divorce in Illinois is the fastest and most affordable way to get divorced in Illinois. An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree on all issues in the divorce, and they cooperate to finalize the divorce. Check out this article about an uncontested divorce in Illinois if you want some more info about that.

In my opinion, anyone considered the “best divorce lawyer in Evanston” will encourage someone to get an uncontested divorce, if it seems reasonable at all. Otherwise, the lawyer is probably just robbing you.

Furthermore, we represent people for a flat fee in an uncontested divorce in Illinois – so that means our flat fee clients get a predictable cost, and the advice of a lawyer.

About the author: Contact Illinois family law attorney David Wolkowitz at 312-554-5433 or online. He is a family law and divorce attorney serving Chicago and the Counties of Cook, Champaign, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. Areas of practice include divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal maintenance, child support, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act (the “UCCJEA”).