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Forbes Article: Legal Solutions to Complex Matrimonial Disputes

As Seen in Forbes Magazine, Chicago Women Business Leaders Edition, June 10, 2013 Legal Solutions to Complex Matrimonial Disputes

When an affluent couple was going through a divorce, the wife was in the dark regarding the value of the marital estate. Her husband, a savvy business executive, had always managed their finances. The woman turned to the Oak Brook, Illinois based Bennett Law Firm for help.

“The husband was deceptive about how much money he had,” says Margaret Bennett, founding partner. “Our investigation uncovered $225,000 in hidden assets. The wife had no knowledge of what properties she and her husband owned.”

Divorce is never easy, particularly when children, large sums of money, personal property or family-owned businesses are at stake. The right legal representation is critical to understanding complex financial circumstances and resolving difficult cases efficiently. One of the leading boutique matrimonial law firms in the Chicagoland area, the Bennett Law Firm leaves no stone unturned when helping clients put the past behind them and move on with their lives.

“We understand business valuation, tax law, complicated marital estates and other financial issues,” Bennett says.

While vigorously representing clients’ interests, the Bennett Law Firm is also sensitive to the needs of children who are affected by their parents’ divorce. Bennett is a frequent lecturer on the subject of child support, and serves on the state’s Child Support Advisory Committee and the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council. She is helping to draft child-focused legislation that attempts to reduce parental conflict for families in transition. Bennett’s passion is to help legislators improve Illinois laws pertaining to families and children in crisis.

Bennett has been named by Chicago Magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys and Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois. Experienced and respected, she is both a skilled negotiator and a tough-as-nails litigator, always seeking the best possible outcome in one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face. Specially trained in the collaborative law process in family law matters, Bennett helps clients avoid litigation when possible.

“One of the hardest things anyone can go through is when their spouse leaves them with an uncertain financial future,” she says. “I like being able to help clients walk out of court with a smile on their face, knowing they are going to have a secure financial future.”