When you need help with an issue of family law in Chicago, Hoogendoorn and Talbot is the firm to retain. Our family law practice group brings knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to difficult and complicated legal issues. Drawing on the unique skills of attorneys in our business, finance, tax, and accounting practices, we combine forces to provide a full array of family law services. This collaboration allows us to capably guide clients through challenging life events including divorce, adoption, and custody matters.

Our firm’s manageable size lets us provide personal, highly tailored counseling for our clients. We are able to compete successfully with Chicago firms of all sizes and enthusiastically advocate for clients against them when necessary.

Matrimonial Law

If you need the advice and assistance of a divorce attorney in Chicago, Hoogendoorn lawyers are there to help you navigate smoothly through the marriage dissolution process. We pursue and secure quick and efficient dispositions of amicable settlements when possible, but also vigorously advance our clients’ interests to the fullest extent of the law when necessary. Our attorneys use long-standing expertise to direct clients in making sound, reasoned decisions.


Few legal issues raise as much emotion and concern as negotiations and disputes over the care and visitation of children, including disagreements about parental rights and obligations. Our attorneys handle custody and paternity matters with great care, providing thoughtful and practical guidance. As a custody law firm, Hoogendoorn is informed by years of experience with the various divisions of the metropolitan area court system that handle these sensitive cases.

Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Our firm is the place to turn to when you need a premarital agreement lawyer. The legitimate need to document the protection of assets or family wealth before or after marriage is an increasingly common and often wise endeavor. Several of our attorneys have expertise in this delicate, discrete area. They are eager to prepare cogent, enforceable agreements that provide clients with stability and avoid controversy and litigation.


Our firm’s Chicago adoption attorneys are adept at shepherding families through this exciting process. Helping a family grow by securing an adoption for a client is one of the most satisfying legal tasks that we undertake in the practice group. Several Hoogendoorn lawyers are skilled in guiding parents through this distinct area of family law.