We use a variety of approaches to help our clients resolve family law issues. While our focus is always on negotiating a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to go to court to protect your interests.
Special circumstances apply in cases involving the rights and obligations of unmarried parents. We are skilled in helping unmarried parents use new attitudes to resolve their paternity concerns.
Explore the benefits of mediation and Collaborative Process as alternative methods to the traditional litigation model of dispute resolution. We will guide you through these approaches, which can help couples work through disputes together and make mutual decisions.
Over time, adjustments to the original divorce agreement may be appropriate. Our attorneys combine experience, tenacity and skill to help you attain the modifications you need.
If you are considering an appeal of your divorce proceeding, we will carefully review your situation and build the strongest possible case to secure a positive outcome on your behalf.
We will tirelessly pursue innovative solutions to the complex issues of parenting responsibility (decision-making and parenting schedules). We will fight to ensure that you and your children are in the best possible position as you move forward.
Strong Family Law Advocates
Choosing the right family law attorney is of critical importance. A lot is at stake, and the outcome will impact you and your children for years. You will want a tenacious advocate who is on your side and cares for your well-being.
LSR Family Law Group has the experience, commitment and skill to help you successfully navigate even the most challenging family law issues.
Our mission is to provide strong, effective advocacy to resolve complex family law issues and achieve positive outcomes for you and your children using the dispute-resolution process best suited for your family's situation.
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Our values center on:
Compassion: We care about you and the well-being of your children.
Commitment: We will approach your case with a fresh outlook and will passionately work to resolve your situation favorably, securing the best possible result.
Collaboration: We will actively partner with you and guide you through the legal process, developing innovative approaches and solutions designed to address your specific challenges.
From divorce and parenting responsibilities to modifications and appeals, we will take the time to listen and understand your unique circumstances and identify the right course of action to help you address your needs and reach your goals. Our firm offers specialized approaches to resolving marital disputes ranging from litigation to Collaborative Process and mediation.
Based in Northbrook, Illinois, LSR Family Law Group serves Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties.
L. Steven Rakowski
Mr. Rakowski has been providing compassionate, yet aggressive, family law representation to his clients for more that 30 years. He has earned his reputation as a skilled trial attorney and a talented negotiator, providing expertise in both litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution, including collaborative law, to solve clients' legal challenges.
Joanna M. Pawlowska
Ms. Pawlowska focuses her practice on all aspects of family law and matrimonial matters. Caring and dedicated, Joanna works diligently to provide the best results for her clients. She also speaks Polish fluently and actively serves the Polish community in the Chicagoland area.
Ms. Howley has had a fascination with the legal process from a very young age. She earned her paralegal certificate in 2011 from Harper College (Palatine, Ill.) after raising her family with her husband. Maura finds it fulfilling to use her paralegal skills to help families. Previously, she worked in the music business. Away from the office, Maura likes to spend time with her family, knit, needlepoint, read, try new recipes and garden.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I was very apprehensive about whether I wanted to file for divorce. But after speaking with Mr. Rakowski, I felt more in control over my life. He took time to make sure all of my concerns were addressed and decisions about which options to choose were almost automatic. The fees charged were reasonable given the amount of time he spent with me. I recommend him to all my friends.
Steve and his staff are very responsive. All my questions were answered quickly and that helped reduce my stress levels. Everything was was explained so that I could understand and I was able to make decisions about what I wanted. He helped me finish the case quickly so I could move on with my life.
LSR FAMILY LAW GROUP
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LSR Family Law Group is based in Northbrook, Ill., serving Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties.
LSR Family Law Group
899 Skokie Blvd. Suite 300, Northbrook, IL 60062
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