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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See what our clients have to say about us. At Peskind Law Firm we always put our clients first. Don’t take it from us…take it from our clients.

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Testimonial from a client:

"My ordeal started when I came to know that a notice of default had been issued against me. My spouse had filed for divorce in my absence and the following week was the prove-up date for all issues related to divorce, custody, child support, maintenance and everything else. I could not afford an attorney who needed time to warm up and that’s when Mollie Peskind hit the ground running. I found Mollie to be extremely scrupulous with the details, her diligence and retention of the facts paid all the way to the end of this case. The marriage was dissolved but we were able to contest on all relevant issues which is what really mattered. With Mollie in charge it also became very clear, very soon to the opposing counsel that they could not have their way easy.
The opposition chose a strategy of attrition, trying to obfuscate the facts and the law as well. I will be ever grateful to the research and understanding that John Peskind provided to tackle this. With John’s help, we were able to fight back and emphasize what the case was NOT about and succeeded in bringing clarity to the real issues of the case. With John’s comprehension of underlying law and his ability to discern the relevant facts we were able to argue that the loopholes, feints and technicalities on which the opposition had based their claims, should not be taken as the basis for judgement.
The legal maneuvers and the tactics used by the opposition was enough for anyone to lose themselves. However during those most stressful moments when I thought we were at the lowest of the lows, what was amazing to see and recollect was the integrity and professionalism that Steve and his team conducted themselves with and represented my case. I have an immense regard not only for the Peskind Law Firm but for the entire profession. While this entire ordeal lasted much longer than my anticipation, I believe Steve was very much mindful of my financial situation. I have no doubt that the Peskind Law Firm did everything possible to help minimize my financial burden.
Rest assured, when you are with the Peskinds, you are not with rookies, it runs in the family, generations of experience is behind you. They know what they are doing and how they can help. If you chose to be with the Peskind Law Firm you are in safe hands. I wish them all the best!"
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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.

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Steven N. Peskind has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the practice area of Family Law. This is Mr. Peskind’s 5th consecutive year being chosen for this honor. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most...

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Annual Divorce Conference

Melissa Rister recently attended the annual conference for Divorce professionals sponsored by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, in Orlando, Florida. The conference was attended by people from all over the US and Canada. Attendees represented a variety of...

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Family Law Trial Institute

Edward Milas recently attended the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The Institute is the preeminent family law trial skills course in the nation. The  faculty of the Institute include some of the finest divorce trial lawyers in the country. It...

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