Cook County Divorce Lawyer

Providing Family Law Services Since 1976

There are many emotional challenges, legal nuances, and unexpected contingencies associated with any divorce or family law case. When you’re facing a critical legal situation that impacts the future of your family, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns that deserve to be properly acknowledged and assessed. 

At the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd., our Cook County family law lawyers provide our clients with insightful and compassionate guidance, customized legal services, and trial-tested representation that few family law firms can match.

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What Makes Our Family Law Attorneys Different?

At Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd., our Illinois legal team is devoted to helping individuals, couples, and families meet their legal goals. We understand that the outcome of a case can irreparably impact your personal relationships and damage your financial stability. 

To avoid this scenario, Attorney Caryl Jacobs Gabe will take time to truly understand your individual needs and family dynamics. With this information, our lead Cook County family attorney can personally tailor a case strategy that protects your family and your interests throughout the duration of your legal journey. Through innovative negotiation and litigation techniques, we can achieve a positive case outcome that prepares you for the next chapter of your life.

Our Comprehensive Legal Services in Cook County

If you’re planning to file for divorce or need to modify a court order, rely on the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd. Our Cook County divorce attorney can help you make informed decisions regarding asset division, debt allocation, child custody, and financial support options. With our guidance, you can avoid a costly divorce case or an unfair settlement agreement.

We Provide Representation for a Variety of Family Law Cases in Cook County, Including:


Do You Need a Divorce and Family Lawyer?

Without effective legal representation, you may be awarded a case result or divorce settlement agreement that doesn’t reflect your personal, legal, or financial needs. Fortunately, our Cook County divorce lawyer, Caryl Jacobs Gabe, has over four decades of legal experience and can effectively represent your case. 

Why Choose Our Cook County Family Law Firm?


  • Nearly four decades of family law experience
  • Knowledgeable about local family courts and judges
  • 24/7 access to your attorney
  • 40 Years of trial experience
  • A proven track record of successful case resolutions
  • Customized case strategies based on our clients’ unique legal goals
  • Trustworthy and attentive representation
  • Free initial consultations

Whether you’re interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement or need an experienced litigator to manage your high-conflict divorce case, our Cook County legal team has the skills and resources to help you achieve your legal objectives.

Explore Your Legal Options with an Experienced Cook County Family Law Attorney Today

Contact the Cook County divorce attorney and family law team at the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd. If you require legal representation for a divorce or family law matter. During your free consultation, we can examine your situation and thoroughly explore your legal options. 

We understand how much is at stake, and our legal team in Cook County is prepared to zealously negotiate or litigate on your behalf to help you achieve your legal objectives.

Contact the Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, Ltd. at (847) 278-2851 to schedule a free consultation with our family lawyer in Cook County, IL.

Frequently Asked Family Law Questions

Does Illinois Law Recognize Legal Separation?

The state of Illinois recognizes separation from your spouse as a legal status. 

To be considered legally separated from your spouse, you will need to sort out an agreement on issues such as custody, child and spousal support, and property and asset division. The court will need to approve this agreement. 

Please note that you cannot remarry if you are legally separated.

Should We Get Divorced or Separated?

It depends on the marriage. 

Generally, legal separation is the best choice for those who are not yet sure they want to dissolve their marriage and want to work on things or for couples who do not want to legally divorce their spouse because of religious reasons, personal reasons, or the like. 

Since legal separation is less permanent than divorce (your marriage will not actually be dissolved), many divorce lawyers recommend a couple tries out separation before deciding on whether to divorce. Keep in mind, however, it is still important to retain legal representation. This is because the terms of your separation will likely become the terms of your divorce, should you decide to split. 

For more help figuring out if you are ready for divorce, check out our page on the topic here.

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