Gerage Family Law
30 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602-3362
(312) 332-8600 Phone
(312) 332-8602 Fax
The Private Practice of Family Law
Steven D. Gerage is an experienced divorce lawyer of 27 years, with an established history of practicing Family Law in Chicago and its surrounding communities. After working for many years with prominent matrimonial law firms, Steven formed his own boutique law firm, enabling him to work closely with his clients in a team-centered approach, and to provide attentive and excellent legal representation for every client.
As a seasoned professional, Steven devotes his practice to premarital agreements (pre-nups) and postnuptial agreements (post-nups), classic divorce litigation, parentage cases, mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, covering the full scope of Family Law issues including property, maintenance, child support and allocations of parental rights and parenting time, formerly known as child custody and visitation. His practice style is a meticulous dedication to excellence in legal representation and obtaining favorable results through assertive settlement negotiation when possible and aggressive trial advocacy where necessary.
For decades, Steven has dedicated his legal career to representing clients in all aspects of domestic relations law, handling complex cases of asset division, income determination and lifestyle preservation. In addition to the resolution of financial issues, he conducts an active practice representing clients in parentage cases, child-related disputes, domestic violence matters, contempt actions and enforcement proceedings. He also negotiates and drafts premarital and postnuptial agreements for a broad range of clients. A reasonable agreement can go a long way toward providing economic benefits to both parties, reducing the risk of uncertainty in the law and affording peace of mind to clients about legal issues incident to their marriage.
To facilitate amicable resolutions, Steven frequently counsels clients in the pursuit of premarital, postnuptial, parenting and divorce settlement agreements. Above all, as a matrimonial lawyer, he listens carefully to his clients, and is attentive and sensitive to their emotional, as well as their legal and financial, needs.
The hallmark of a good divorce attorney is to know which battles to fight in court and which ones to resolve by settlement agreement. Every case is unique, and every person is entitled to his or her day in court. In some cases a trial may be necessary to resolve serious issues contested by the parties. In most cases, however, negotiating a fair settlement often produces the most equitable and cost-effective resolution for everyone concerned.
Steven received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1987) and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1990). He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1990, and he currently practices Family Law in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties including traditional litigation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Among his ongoing professional studies, he has completed the Master Series Program of the Illinois State Bar Association for Mediation and Arbitration and, further, the Certificate Program of Northwestern University for Divorce Mediation. Throughout the course of his legal career, he has written extensively on Family Law issues and has guest-lectured to lawyers and law students on the topics of premarital and postnuptial agreements.
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