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Skilled Family Lawyers in Chicago

Chicago Family Law Attorney

Family law issues can be emotionally burdensome, expensive, and complicated. But don’t fret- a specialized Chicago family law attorney from Petrelli Previtera law firm will hold your hand through the legal processes. What’s more, they have your family’s best interest at heart.

Why Choose Petrelli Previtera Attorneys?

Petrelli Previtera lawyers have experience helping families avoid or survive even the worst turmoil and secure their future.

Our main goal is to bring clarity out of chaos. We do this by evaluating your legal options and decide on the wisest and most realistic direction to take. Our professionals handle every case with professionalism, top-in-class skills, and dedication.

You can now bid farewell to the chaos and confusion of family law disputes.

Putting Your Needs First

The divorce process can get the best of your emotions, leading to impulsive actions. Petrelli Previtera lawyers will ensure that doesn’t happen.

We aim at equipping and preparing you to make level-headed and informed decisions. We create robust plans for child custody, alimony property division, and related issues.

Petrelli Family Law Services

Our legal team provides sound legal counsel and support in the following areas to bring your life back on track:


Petrelli Previtera lawyers understand both contested and uncontested divorce. We know what works and what doesn’t- from crafting child support plans to negotiating alimony and dividing marital property equitably.


Many factors come into play when determining a child’s custody after a divorce: Think the child’s age, sex, health, and emotional bond with parents, plus each parent’s health, ability to guide the child, living situation, and level of involvement.

Whether you want legal or physical custody, our door is wide open. We delight in unravelling custody tussles.

Spousal support or alimony

After divorce, the court may order a person to offer financial support to their spouse. The exact amount depends on multiple factors, such as age & health of both parties, marriage duration, exceptional extra expenses for children (such as schooling and daycare), and the marital property’s equitable distribution.

Petrelli Previtera understands the legal procedures and subtle nuances in this area. We have years of experience assisting Chicago families to devise workable and fair alimony agreements.

Prenups or Postnups

Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements aren’t just for the high and mighty alone. They’re an excellent idea for every person.

Getting married soon? We will help you craft a legally binding contract that comprehensively lists your separate properties and debts before tying the knot.

And in the event of divorce, our team will assist you in crafting a legal document that spells out the division of assets and liabilities between you two.


Life happens- Think career change, overseas military deployment, or a drop in income. Considerable changes in circumstances concerning one or both parents can make child support, custody, or alimony obligation unreasonable. In such events, our lawyers assist you in modifying or terminating the child support, alimony, or custody order through the court.

Our Chicago Office

Our Chicago office is in the Loop at Two Prudential Plaza near Millennium Station.

Nearby Law Offices: Schaumburg, IL

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601

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(312) 252-2085

To ensure a convenient process, we offer flexible meeting times and accessibility.

Contact our Chicago offices at (312) 252-2085 or schedule an online consultation to kick-start the process.

Your First Consultation

Once you reach out to us, we will immediately schedule a consultation for you. A qualified lawyer will examine the dispute, discuss goals, and determine the next course of action.

We value a trust-filled and comfortable lawyer-client relationship. So our attorneys will be patient enough to answer your questions and tailor a strategy that will tremendously boost your chances of winning.

Retaining Lawyer

Thanks to the family law jargon and procedures, navigating family law disputes on your own isn’t a walk in the park. Why don’t you get a reliable and professional lawyer to take the confusion and chaos out of the process?

At Petrelli Previtera, our bread and butter are in practicing family law. And apart from understanding the ins and outs of the family law system in Chicago, we strive to stay committed to advocating for your best interest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I find the best family law attorney near me?

Be sure you choose a professional that’ll listen to you and answer all your questions. Don’t stop there- can they fight for you to the end through negotiations, advocacy, and litigation? More importantly, can you feel confident and comfortable with their services? Your best bet in answering these questions is to request references and dive deeper into their reputation and experience.

How can the Chicago family lawyers help?

Petrelli Previtera provides a wide variety of family law services in Chicago. One of our lawyers will advise you on the best possible way forward. Whether collaboration with an ex is possible or your matter needs litigation, trust us to deliver desirable results.

We understand that building trust is important on the road toward just and fair solutions. Our attorneys work tirelessly to earn and protect that trust. We won’t leave your side as you pursue the case. 

Petrelli Previtera, Where Top-Rated Family Law Attorneys Are Found

Thomas Petrelli and his team have scooped local and national recognition as top-in-class family lawyers.

Super Lawyers is among these prestigious recognitions. Only the top 5% of lawyers in each state scoop this nationally-recognized peer rating.

  • Thomas Petrelli: Recognized by Super Lawyers since 2015, and Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars each year 2011-2014
  • Melinda Previtera: Rising Stars since 2016
  • Kristin M. Lis: Listed in Rising Stars every year since 2017
  • Petrelli Previtera Law Firm: Appeared in Inc. 5000, a list of fastest-growing private firms

Thomas Petrelli earned Martindale- Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion 2017 Award Recipient for outstanding client satisfaction in the legal industry. And in 2014 and 2015, he was listed among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 champions.

His excellent experience, discipline, peer recognition, and client review earned him an Avvo Superb Rating of 10/10. Furthermore, he got Arrive Magazine Top 50 Lawyers in Northeast in 2011.

Ready To Get Started?

When you’re ready to discuss solutions to your legal matter, call (312) 252-2085 to schedule the best time to speak with a member of our team.

Client Testimonials

They are amazing! I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance with child support hearings to seek out the expertise and experience of this law firm and staff! They handled my case quickly and I feel that my money was put to good use. Much appreciated! Nothing less than five stars!

Alana Deverson

I just want to say GREAT JOB! She is a no nonsense professional with years of experience that qualifies her as a skilled Family Law attorney. She is seasoned, sensitive, and most of all she cares. She made things easy for me. Definitely recommend!

Kimberly Colby

Overall I was pleased with the results of my divorce case. The entire Petrelli Previtera team truly cares about their clients. Luckily for me, I was paired up with an amazing team helping all the way. If you happen to work with this firm and with the lawyers you’ll be in great hands. It was such an excellent service and it was beyond I expected.

A Family Law Client Chevy Chase , MD
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