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The Final Series on the History of Peskind Law Firm

2005 – Present In 2005 Peskind Law Firm moved to its present location at 2445 Dean Street in St. Charles, where it remains today. The firm continued to concentrate in complex family law litigation. At this time, two exceptional lawyers worked with Steven: Gregory Makismuk, now a partner at a prominent local family law firm, and Vazken Kazandjian, now practicing family law at a boutique … Continue reading The Final Series on the History of Peskind Law Firm

The Successful Divorce: Help Your Lawyer Help You

To enhance your chances of a successful divorce, your relationship with your attorney must be collaborative. While there is no guarantee that a collaborative relationship will get you what you want, there is a near certainty that without it, you will be deprived of your fair share. Here are ten ways for you to be a better partner with your lawyer in your divorce case: … Continue reading The Successful Divorce: Help Your Lawyer Help You

The Second in a Three Part Series on the History of Peskind Law Firm

1991-2005 In 1991 Peskind Law Firm operated out of offices located at 10 South River Street in Aurora. In addition to Steven and David, the firm had grown to include several associate lawyers, a CPA, and several legal assistants. The firm continued to expand its family law practice in addition to handling personal injury cases, commercial litigation, and real estate. Due to David’s long-standing reputation … Continue reading The Second in a Three Part Series on the History of Peskind Law Firm

Negotiating Your Own Parenting Plan

Illinois law requires divorcing parents to prepare a plan for parenting their children after the divorce. The plan must be presented to the judge for approval within 90 days of the case filing. Many work out the details without the help of lawyers or mediators. By working together parents can avoid conflict and save money. Both mom and dad know their children better than anyone … Continue reading Negotiating Your Own Parenting Plan

History of Peskind Law Firm

Peskind Law Firm, founded in 1978, is an innovative family law firm, constantly seeking to improve with changing times. At the same time, the firm has the unchanging core values of professionalism and integrity, which have remained consistent over the past 42 years.  It is this combination of tradition and change that makes Peskind Law Firm so effective. This is the first of a three-part … Continue reading History of Peskind Law Firm

The Successful Divorce: What Can You Control?


One of the key tenets of Stoic Philosophy is determining what is and isn’t within your control. This principle, developed by the Greek philosopher and former Roman slave, Epictetus, suggests that one must let go of anything outside his or her control. What is outside your control? Basically everything. Examples include the behavior of your spouse, his or her nasty taunts or threats, how that … Continue reading The Successful Divorce: What Can You Control?


The Successful Divorce: The Value of Free Advice

When you are in the midst of a divorce, you will be given advice (often unsolicited) from friends and family members. Abraham Lincoln observed that “he who represents himself has a fool for a client.” The thought behind that quote is anyone who represents himself or herself lacks the objectivity and insight to make certain clear eyed decisions in his or her court case. The … Continue reading The Successful Divorce: The Value of Free Advice

DON’T CHASE THE ARSONIST: EMOTIONAL JUSTICE AND DIVORCE

Divorcing people have a variety of goals. Some are looking to escape a toxic relationship or a spouse that has been physically or financially unfaithful. Others are bored with their lives and looking for a fresh start. Still, others are simply looking for happiness away from their spouse. Regardless of the origin or motivation behind a divorce, many look to the divorce process to achieve … Continue reading DON’T CHASE THE ARSONIST: EMOTIONAL JUSTICE AND DIVORCE

Understanding Temporary and Permanent Allocation of Companion Animals in Divorce

Getting a divorce is stressful enough, but having to worry about your fur family as well is unbearable for most. A law effective January 1, 2018, allows Illinois courts to allocate the sole or joint ownership of (and responsibility for) a companion animal of the parties. In determining how to allocate ownership and responsibility of a companion animal, the court can consider the well-being of … Continue reading Understanding Temporary and Permanent Allocation of Companion Animals in Divorce