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Christina Rein and Michael Rein have experience handling all aspects of family court proceedings, from simple and quick divorces, to highly contested custody battles and to complex financial proceedings within high net worth divorce matters.


Most people don’t plan for divorce, so when they find themselves considering filing for divorce or having been served with divorce papers, they also find themselves with many questions and uncertainties about the future.

“Am I entitled to maintenance?” “What will happen with our home?” “What about the children?” “What about my retirement accounts?” These and many others are questions that need to be discussed and addressed as you move through the divorce proceedings. Illinois law provides answers for many situations which arise often such as spousal contribution to attorneys’ fees, child support and spousal support; however, judges also have much discretion in their hands.

You need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that will aggressively fight for all that you may be entitled to. Our attorneys will explain the process thoroughly and what you can reasonably expect going into divorce proceedings. She will explain your rights and options and will fight aggressively for either you or for you and your children.


In an ideal scenario, you and your partner would reach an amicable agreement as to custody, parenting time, and child support.

However, your goals may be conflicting or you may want to reach an agreement but not know what would be in the children’s best interest or how to implement your plans. Child custody proceedings can be one of the most emotionally and financially tolling court proceedings. The Court will always base a child custody determination based on what would be in the best interest of the child or children.

However, going into court proceedings, parties often disagree on what the best outcome would be for their children. If that is your case, you need aggressive and experienced representation on your side, fighting for you and your children.

Post Decree Matters

Even though a judgment for divorce or a custod judgment may have been entered, issues may continue to arise which stem from the proceedings.

Perhaps your spouse violated a provision of the judgment. Or, perhaps a change in circumstances brings a need for a modification of the parenting schedule. Whatever the case may be, the issue needs to be brought before the court or before a mediator as soon as possible to either preserve your rights or ensure that what is in the best interest of the children will be accomplished expeditiously.

Financial Aspects of Dissolution Proceedings

While going through a divorce or legal separation, it is of utmost importance to have a thorough grasp on the finances of your spouse, yourself and your marital estate. The court will determine what is marital property and what is non-marital property. Similarly, the court will determine whether maintenance or spousal support is appropriate, whether one party should contribute to the attorney’s’ fees of the other party and whether there was any misconduct on the part of one party which would warrant a higher allocation of marital property to the other. In order to successfully negotiate or take to trial a matter involving complex financial aspects, your attorney needs to have a financial background.

Christina Rein and Michael Rein have helped dozens and dozens of clients with complex financial issues uncover financial misconduct of their spouses, decipher personal and corporate tax returns and sift through years of bank, credit card and loan statements to give their clients and the court an accurate depiction of the parties’ finances, which would lead to a higher property settlement for their client.


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