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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Illinois Chapter

In 1962, a small group of nationally known divorce /family lawyers met in Chicago Illinois to discuss the need to humanize and dignify the most traumatic area of family relations. These Illinois lawyers founded the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to improve the practice of divorce and family law. Illinois has one of the most active Chapters of the AAML. Fellows of the Academy concentrate their practice in all issues related to divorce and paternity cases including:

The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. The 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys in the area of family law as having a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Read further details regarding Membership Criteria.*

The Illinois Chapter of the AAML provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about a variety of issues in divorce. Review of these should help you in selecting and working with your family lawyer.

We also provide links to a number of publications including: AAML National Publications and Illinois Chapter Publications. We provide basic information on legal issues including Grandparent Visitation, Legal Separation, Common Illinois Divorce Abbreviations, Business Valuation in Illinois Divorces and Premarital and Post-Marital in Divorce.

Finally, we provide a comprehensive list of Resources and Links

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Updated:  May 4, 2015

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Directory of Fellows
If you are interested in hiring an Illinois family lawyer who is a Fellow of the AAML, you can search for lawyer by name or by county and review our Fellows biographical information.

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Read about the qualifications for becoming a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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