Dedicated to the Practice of Matrimonial and Family Law



Leading the way, Peskind Law firm has reinvented family law.

Divorce today is complex, and legal expertise alone is insufficient for people to achieve a successful divorce. Lawyers are trained as courtroom advocates and negotiators, but we are not necessarily experts in financial planning or the emotional challenges of family break up.

While every divorce is different, most involve three types of issues that often intersect:

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Steven N. Peskind, Principal Attorney at Peskind Law Firm and author of the book Divorce in Illinois.

Peskind Law Firm
is a preeminent family and divorce law firm in Illinois that focuses on supporting our clients during a difficult period in their lives. We are based in St. Charles but serve cities throughout the Chicago area, including Wheaton, Geneva, Batavia, Elgin, Aurora, Naperville, Lombard, Hinsdale and surrounding areas. While we primarily work in Kane and DuPage Counties, we selectively handle cases in other parts of the State as well.

With decades of experience as family law attorneys, we understand the needs of clients facing these sensitive issues. At the Peskind Law Firm, we not only work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for our clients, but we also work to make sure that our clients feel supported each step along the way. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled levels of communication and professionalism.

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Meet Our Team

Peskind Law Firm focuses on the legal, financial and emotional needs of our clients by creating a supportive team environment where all apects of the divorce process are addressed. We join forces with our clients to develop a comprehensive action plan for that is specific to each and every case.

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Divorce In Illinois

Understandable Answers to Your Legal Questions by Steven N. Peskind.

The Family Law Trial Evidence Handbook

Rules and Procedures for Effective Advocacy by Steven N. Peskind.

One Hundred Days Before Trial

A Family Lawyer’s Guide to Preparation and Strategy

The Changing Face of Illinois Family Law...

This essential handbook reveals the much changed face of family law in Illinois.

Steven Peskind’s Fifth Publication

Steven Peskind has published his fifth family law book: “A Practitioners Guide to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Illinois Parentage Act.” This book is a practical reference for lawyers and judges, designed to clarify recent...

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Tips for Divorcing During Tax Season

Melissa Rister, the CPA/CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst), at Peskind Law Firm has written an article about filing taxes when divorcing. Read her article titled “Tax Filing During Divorce” by clicking on the...

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Modeling Cash Flows Webinar

Melissa Rister recently attended a webinar titled “Modeling Cash Flows in Family Law Software.”  This webinar described strategies for developing accurate cash flow projections for clients’ financial needs.

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