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Illinois Child Relocation Case – In Re Marriage of Levites

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The latest child relocation case –  comes out of Lake County, Illinois, and it denied Nuriana Levites the right to relocate her daughter to California. 

In re Marriage of Dmitry Levites v. Nuriana Levites

It seemed clear from the evidence before the court that the husband, Dmitry, was abusive to his wife, Nuriana.  Other evidence suggested that Dmitry had even conspired with another man, Marozau, to injure his wife. On May 23, 2017, the trial court entered a mutual no-contact order, which precluded both parties from engaging in harassing conduct, committing physical abuse, interfering with the other’s personal liberty, or stalking each other. The order also set a parenting schedule, with their child’s primary residence with Nuriana and Dmitry having parenting time on two weekday evenings and one overnight on the weekend.  The parents were to do the exchanges of their child at a neighbor’s house.

On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at about 5:20 a.m., a man named Marozau entered the marital residence and beat Nuriana, ultimately dragging her out of the house and down the driveway. Neighbors observed the abuse and the police were called.  The neighbor went outside and him.  By the time Marozau had dragged Nuriana to the end of the driveway, police arrived and restrained and arrested Marozau. 

Nuriana testified that she had been severely beaten, she had bruises all over her body, and hair had been ripped from her head. Nuriana filed an emergency petition seeking to suspend her husband’s visitation and to require supervised visitation once his parenting time resumed. Evidence was presented at trial that Dmitry knew Marozau and that after Marozau was arrested, it was Dmitry that posted his bond.  

Both parties had complaints about the other.  Dimitry complained about Nuriana’s behavior regarding their child. Dimitry informed the court that Nuriana frequently canceled his parenting time, claiming that the child was ill. Makeup time for the missed visits was generally ordered, and Dimitry testified that he did not believe that he had missed any parenting time. At trial, the testimony was unrefuted that Dimitry consistently exercised his visitation.

Mother Seeks Relocation to California

Nuriana eventually sought relocation to California, citing her concern for her and her child’s safety, although she did admit at trial that she did not believe her husband would hurt their child. Nuriana testified that she would live with her sister in Beverly Hills and that she had leads on three jobs, but she had no written offers or even any details to present. According to Nuriana, her primary employment lead was working for a law firm that catered to the Russian expatriate community in Los Angeles. However, throughout the proceedings, Nuriana requested an interpreter, maintaining that her English language skills were not up to the task of testifying and understanding the proceedings. 

Nuriana testified that the schools in the area in California had received high marks, according to websites she had visited. The guardian ad litem for the child disputed that Nuriana had investigated the schools.  The guardian stated that he had researched them and found them to be of adequate quality, and he testified and reported that Nuriana had not looked into them. In his report, Lewinthal noted that he had researched the elementary school that Nuriana planned for her child to attend and that it was a good school with above-average scores.

Psychologist Report Recommendation on Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

On June 13, 2019, Dr. Frances Pacheco, a psychologist, filed her report advising the trial court on the allocation of parental responsibilities pursuant to the trial court’s order. The court’s June 27, 2018, order empowered Pacheco to interview the parties and the child, and to provide the court with input regarding the child’s best interests and regarding a parenting schedule.  Pacheco recommended that Nuriana be allowed to relocate to California and that Dmitry’s parenting time be supervised while in California.  Pacheco remarked in her report that when the child was with Dimtry, his then-wife, Anat, was the child’s primary caretaker and that Dimtry had commented to Pacheco that, if Nuriana were allocated anything other than supervised visitation with their child, then he would withdraw his contact with the child out of fear that Nuriana would continue to make allegations of abuse. Pacheco also remarked that she doubted that either parent “had the willingness and ability to encourage and facilitate a positive relationship between the child and the other parent.”

Guardian Ad Litem Did Not Object to Request to Relocate

The guardian for the child testified that he had no objection to Nuriana’s request to relocate, because Dmitry had said during a personal interview that, if Nuriana received unsupervised parenting time, he might withdraw his contact with the child.  Dmitry denied making the statement. On direct examination, Dmitry clarified the context of the remark, made to both Lewinthal and Pacheco. He explained that he feared that Nuriana would continue to make unfounded allegations of physical and sexual abuse and that his child would be psychologically torn up by the investigations. Dmitry explained that, to spare him and the child the pain of the allegations and investigations, he might feel compelled to withdraw altogether from his child’s life if Nuriana received unsupervised parenting time.

Trial Court Denied Child Relocation Without Prejudice

After the trial, the court denied Nuriana’s amended petition for relocation without prejudice, and Nuriana appealed.  In the court’s ruling, the court first defined the evidence it had considered: the evidence from the hearing, Pacheco’s report, and Lewinthal’s reports and testimony. Next the court defined the relevant legal rules it applied in its analysis: the statutory factors and the case law discussing the application of the factors. It noted that it was particularly sensitive to the issue of a custodial parent who is seeking relocation and has been interposing roadblocks, “however slight,” in the relationship between the child and the noncustodial parent.

The trial court discussed the facts it found to be “extremely disturbing.” The first issue was Marozau’s May 29, 2017, attack and attempted kidnapping of Nuriana.  The court labeled as “important to the Court’s ruling and to this case” the fact that Dmitry provided the money to post Marozau’s bond. Regarding Dmitry’s in-court testimony and statements to Lewinthal that “he knew nothing about the attack, that he was fearful of [Marozau], and [that] he virtually had no or limited knowledge of [Marozau],” the court found them to be “absolutely incredible.” The court was also troubled that Dmitry posted bond for Marozau “so that [Marozau] could be on the street and Nuriana could be terrorized by the action that this individual was still at large.” While the court concluded that Dmitry had approved of Marozau’s attack on Nuriana, it expressly declined to find that Dmitry had directed the attack to proceed or he knew in advance that the attack would occur. 

The court also found fault with Nuriana.  The court found that she had attempted to interfere with Dmitry’s relationship with his child, citing the allegations of sexual abuse against Dmitry.  The Department of Children and Family Services had “investigated those complaints, police departments ha[d] investigated those complaints and found no basis for them whatsoever.” The court highlighted an August 12, 2019, medical report in which their child was diagnosed with vaginal inflammation, but it noted that there was no follow-up, there was no call to DCFS, and there was nothing to support Nuriana assertion that Dmitry had molested the child.

Both Parents Found to Interfere with the Other’s Parent-Child Relationship

The court also found Dmitry at fault for interfering with Nuriana’s relationship with their daughter.  Nuriana testified that when their daughter came back from parenting time with her father, she would sing, “Mom is bad” and “mom is a bitch.”  The court determined Dmitry’s denial to be incredible.

The court chastised both parties for attempting to use the child and the court system to use the law enforcement authorities to garner an advantage in their case.  In the case-law portion of the court’s remarks, the trial court stated that “[t]he only basis that [it] could find to support Nuriana’s request for relocation is her physical safety.” After distinguishing a case, the court stated:

“I do not in any way mean to minimize what happened here, but it is the only instance, that’s one instance, it’s a very serious instance, and thank goodness the neighbors were alerted because I don’t know what [Marozau] would have done if he was successful in getting Nuriana to his car. I know that he had her out of the house, that she sustained injury, she was treated at the hospital, he just didn’t get her in the car before the police thankfully arrived. That one instance weighs heavy on this court, but I cannot say that that alone is a basis for granting this petition for relocation. Rather, I’m concerned by the conduct of Nuriana that once I grant relocation to the state of California, she will seek to have the California authorities investigate her claims of sexual abuse of the child which I have already found lack credibility.”

The court then noted that it was to consider any and all relevant evidence in reaching its decision and that the factors from In re Marriage of Eckert, 119 Ill. 2d 316 (1988), were not exclusive. No single factor controlled and weight should be given to each of the factors.

“One single factor that favors relocation is the violence. And if there were enough—if the petition and the evidence had shown that there were other good reasons to relocate to California, i.e., schools, i.e., economic opportunity, i.e., that Nuriana was moving because somebody she had entered into a relationship with was relocating, those are cases where in many of those cases relocation ha[d] still been denied.” The court discussed In re Marriage of Demaret, 2012 IL App (1st) 111916, and In re Parentage of P.D., 2017 IL App (2d) 170355, in which relocation was denied even though the mother would have garnered a huge salary increase if she had been allowed to relocate.

“In this case, I don’t have that she even has a job. There was an allegation that she was going to be employed as a paralegal in a law firm. Throughout these proceedings now going on three years[,] [Nuriana] has at all contested hearings utilized a court interpreter, which suggests she has very limited use of the English language, so what job she was going to get—she never produced a job offer sheet, a letter from a potential employer, or anything that indicated how she was going to support herself and the child. She did testify that she had the assistance of her sister, but the sister never testified. There was testimony that there was a two-bedroom apartment that was available, which meant the child necessarily would be sharing *** a room in the apartment, a bedroom with her mother.

The type of planning and specificity that I see in cases where relocation has been allowed was totally lacking in this case. I’m not sure how [Nuriana] was going to be able to support herself and the child. I had no particulars on the school. The child is now of school age. And I also have, if you will, the advantage of looking at two years of a normal parenting schedule. Initially, there were orders in this case that prohibited Dmitry from seeing the child. There was an order of protection sought that named the child as a protected party; that was later amended. But throughout a period of two years, there were no violations to the order of protection, Dmitry committed no act of violence towards Nuriana, and he is regularly seeing the child, he regularly has overnights with the child. Therefore, it was my conclusion that if I were to allow relocation, I would be essentially terminating Dmitry’s parental rights. The idea that Dmitry and Nuriana could have some sort of cooperative relationship in traveling from one coast to Chicago is pure folly. Both parties have been guilty of doing everything to undermine the other that they possibly could. So the Court could not find that Nuriana would cooperate with seeing that the parent-child relationship would continue. And again, I was able to at least look at over the last two years the child has been with her father on a regular basis, has seen her father, and I would be putting the child in a situation where I don’t know that she would ever see her father again.”

Appellate Court Review of Trial Court Findings

On review in the Appellate Court, the court looked at the trial court’s findings.  The Appellate Court noted that the trial court did not hear from anyone in California that Nuriana said that she was going to live with, nor did Nuriana have a job lined up in California. Further, it doubted that her job prospects would be very good and especially doubted her claim that she had a lead on a paralegal job, because Nuriana consistently used a language interpreter in all important hearings, which suggested that her English language skills were marginal and might hamper her ability to find English-language-intensive positions, like that of a paralegal at a law firm. The trial court noted that Nuriana had not investigated the schools in California (and this was confirmed by the child’s guardian, Lewinthal).  Nuriana and the child would have to share a bedroom in the proposed living arrangements, and Nuriana had demonstrated no means by which she could support herself.

The court discussed that Dmitry had fully and consistently exercised his parental time throughout the case, and it noted that Nuriana had frequently attempted to limit and interfere with his parenting time. In that regard, the court again highlighted Nuriana’s baseless reports of abuse and her videotaping of visitation exchanges, and it juxtaposed this against Nuriana’s admission during her testimony that she did not believe that Dmitry posed a danger to their daughter or would harm the child.

The trial court considered whether each party could foster a good relationship between the child and the other parent. The court concluded that, based on the manifest rancor between the parties, there was simply no way the parties could be expected to do this. Indeed, the court found that each party was responsible for undercutting the other, from the derogatory songs that the child would sing after spending time with dad (Mom is bad, Mom is a bitch) to Nuriana’s unfounded reports of Dmitry abusing their daughter.  The Appellate Court found that there was ample evidence in the record supporting the trial court’s conclusion to deny the relocation.

The trial court also considered the effect the proposed relocation would have on parenting time. It noted that Nuriana had no means of support lined up in California and that the parties’ economic resources, in general, were not abundant. Specifically, the court noted that Nuriana would lack the economic ability to participate in the cost of the travel that would be required and would lack the inclination to do so even if she had the resources. Again, there was evidence in the record to support the trial court’s conclusion.

The court also considered whether Nuriana wanted to relocate to preserve a committed relationship, and it concluded that the proposed relocation was solely to physically distance herself from Dmitry.  While the court termed this factor “compelling,” the court noted that it was due to the previous physical harm caused by a third party and that it did not change the court’s calculus overall, regarding the factors under consideration. 

Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment to Deny Child Relocation

The Appellate court did not believe that a manifest injustice would occur as a result of the trial court’s decision. The court emphasized the speculative nature of Nuriana’s request to relocate. There was no particularly detailed level of planning. She did not have a job offer in hand, although she attempted to explain that by noting the uncertainty of the timing of the move. Nevertheless, she did not present a job offer or objective evidence from any potential employers. Likewise, Nuriana did not research the educational opportunities for her child, leaving that to Lewinthal to do on her behalf. While both Lewinthal and Pacheco opined that relocation should be allowed, their opinions were based on statements Dmitry made that he explained to the court’s satisfaction as misunderstandings. Specifically, Dmitry explained that he felt that, if relocation occurred, he would have to withdraw his contact because of Nuriana’s history of making accusations of abuse. The court accepted this explanation, and it noted that, during the hearing, Nuriana expressly conceded that she did not believe that Dmitry would harm their child.  Accordingly, the Appellate court affirmed the trial court’s judgment to deny the relocation.

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i was involved in a very complicated custody battle. My attorney was Kim Anderson. She stepped up & took my case when 5 other law firms would not. Kim showed professionalisms, integrity & most importantly for me, heart. She diligently fought for almost 4 years to... make sure I had a positive outcome. Kim is not afraid to take on a challenge & give it all she’s got for her clients. I don’t know where my family would be today if not for Kim Anderson.read more
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For years, I have been bombarded with bad-faith petitions by my daughter's biological father; Though we've lived in Florida since my daughter was 17 months old (she'll be 12 in a week), the jurisdiction has remained, sadly, in Illinois. Her father has an unlimited... amount of money to waste, and as a single mother of two, and a Florida educator, I do not; I have struggled to fly back and forth to Chicago from Florida, fighting Pro-Se because I've not been able to afford an attorney. I've had to incur costs to fly to Chicago, lose work time, lose time with my family, and simply continue to be harassed with no end in sight. Recently, after being bombarded again- now with 'emergency petitions' with no merit to them, but simply designed to ensure I am not able to fly within 24 hours from Florida to Chicago to defend myself, my family members said, "ENOUGH!". I was referred to Janice Boback from a dear family friend, and another family member loaned me the retainer fee, which is very reasonable. Janice, with only 36 hours to prepare for a hearing, was a ROCK STAR! It was the first time I felt that the 'little guy' won a victory! She was laser sharp, calm, and unrelenting - Everything was dismissed against me! My daughter's best interest was supported, and the Judge, because it was a hearing, was finally made aware of the facts. After almost two hours, the judge stated he finds me, "Completely credible, honest, and in no way attempting to interfere with [my] daughter's relationship with her biological father"... He went on to tell her father, "She is not responsible for 'spoon-feeding' you information about your daughter."... POETIC JUSTICE! Janice is my HERO - A Peaceful Warrior who is steady in a sea of chaos, ready to lift onto her shoulders those whose voice has been drowned out! Thank you!read more
Rosanne H.
Wonderful law firm! Jessica Marshall is a terrific attorney. Not only is she an expert in family law, she listens, she cares, and she gets to the bottom of the issues to protect the best interests of children involved and the client. She's aggressive and practical and... the one you want on your side. Everyone that I have worked with at this firm has been helpful, skilled, and extremely professional.read more
LV
I have worked with Jan for several years after finding her through Google Reviews. She has been a tremendous asset to my case. She is always responsive and willing to help. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law and is always realistic about expectations.... Ultimately, I got the BEST possible outcome for my case due to Jan’s diligence. I am so glad she is on my side!read more
Krystal H.
Ms. Boback is an excellent legal resource. She collaborated with me on possible solutions for a mutual client concerning a complicated matter that implicated the laws of multiple states. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and practical. She certainly earned my highest... endorsement.read more
James L.
While looking to switch to a female attorney for a very contentious separation involving a child with an exe, I came across the law firm of Anderson & Boback. They were very prompt with the call-back response to my inquiry and connected me with Janice right away.... Janice took a substantial amount of time to speak with me, to better understand the complexities in my case, and she offered great insight.I found this firm to very compassionate and understanding in how to navigate the legal system in this matter and also in their understanding of the sort of individual I unfortunately have to deal with and the associated legal games separating parents may face.I would have absolutely sought Anderson & Boback’s council but there was a conflict and with my case already advanced, I chose another female attorney. Based on my initial experience, I would definitely recommend this firm!read more
Lucy M.
You get what you pay for... !After firing our first attorney because quite frankly he was in over his head with our case we hired Jessica Marshall from Anderson and Boback.Jessica was responsive, attentive, has a hyper attention to detail and of course, knows the... laws relating to the litigation of custody, child support, and parenting time inside and out. At no point did we feel Jessica was not ontop of our case and ready to see our case all the way through to a trial. She managed expectations. Under promised, over delivered!No trail, an agreement in place with the parenting time we wanted and a manageable child support order was the end result of a bitter child support and parenting time case.Hopefully we will not have to utilize Jessica’s services again but in the event that we need to, we have full confidence in her abilities. She did an outstanding job for us. Cannot say enough about how pleased we are as a result of Jessica’s services. Highly recommend!read more
Devere J.
I could not be more impressed or appreciative for this firm's work. Kimberly Anderson is professional, benefits from an exceptional reputation in the legal community, and understands how to make a difficult process easier. Her availability to answer questions and... strategize goes far beyond what I've experienced with other lawyers. I highly recommend her firm.read more
John D.
Kim Anderson is a fantastic attorney. I was very stressed and scared over possible outcome of my case. Kim successfully defended me and helped me move forward with my life. I can't honestly thank her enough.
Jason G.
I was in an existing parentage case that had been drawn out for about a year and a half with little being done, before I decided to switch firms to Anderson & Boback. Kim Anderson reached out to me immediately upon my inquiry and it was very clear to me that she was... interested in what I had to say, and genuine in her responses to my questions. In taking on my case, she showed strong support for the outcome I wanted, gave very reasonable advice to help me get there, and brought experience to the table to guide me in my own decision making. She kept things moving, and so within only a few months of bringing her on, we were able to wrap up the case with a great outcome. Couldn't be more pleased. Thank you so much Kim!read more
Suzanne R.
Absolutely wonderful, are just some of the adjectives I can use to describe the wonderful women at Anderson and Boback. Kimberly Anderson is a tough hard-nosed lawyer who knows what she's doing and the direction she wants to go when it comes to fighting for her client.... Since the day I contacted this firm because of the deteriorating circumstances involving my ex-wife, she listened to me and gave sound advice. When it came time to fight in the courtroom, she was more than ready and communicative throughout the entire process with the first emergency order, which we won. This happened on two more occasions before our day in court and she still fought hard winning each time. The communication was excellent as she explained the possible outcomes and worst case scenarios before each case. I couldn't have come into contact with a better lawyer. Kim is outstanding and she stays abreast of current changes occurring within our legal system. In instances when Kim personally couldn't be there, Jessica Marshall stepped in her place and did a wonderful job. Our last victory was culminated with Kim still giving her all to fight for me, when she was dealing with her own health issue; that honestly meant a lot to me because she was not only displaying her passion to fight for her client but her dedication to obtaining best possible solution for a father who was being denied his parental rights. All I can say is, if you're contemplating on hiring these wonderful women at Anderson and Boback, DO IT! You will not regret your decision because they will fight for you and they are just wonderful from the paralegals, to the lawyers, and partners they're TOP NOTCH! Not only in the state of Illinois but I'd put them against any lawyer nationally.read more
Bruce J.
I just want to say that Kimberly Anderson is an amazing lawyer!! She is smart and easy to talk too. She is willing to listen to you and what you want. She helped me in more ways than she knows. She always answers your calls or emails and if you don’t understand... something she is more than willing to explain it . She also won’t sugar coat things and has your best interest in mind. I will recommend her to anyone that needs a divorce lawyer. Also the people who work with her are friendly and always willing to help in any way they can.read more
Kate G.
My sister had used thier services and I can actually say THEY ARE F***KING GOOD .. I seen them in action they WON. I can actually say I want them on my side..
Maria H.
Jan Boback represented me in a domestic order of protection case. Her expertise and performance in court was nothing but stellar! She knew every aspect of the law related to this issue and very clearly communicated the conforming facts of the case to the judge. The... judge, even though they have full discretion, could not argue with Jan's facts, how they conformed and her very calm presentation. She read the judge's body language which has a big factor in court when you are dealing with a judge you've never been before in the past.Jan is nothing but outstanding at her job.I've referred her to others and will continue to do so.Deanread more
Dean K.
I have worked in law enforcement for over 30 years of service in Illinois as a Chief of Police and now serving as a chief in another police department. I have worked within the legal system at the Federal, State, and County levels. Nobody ever goes into a marriage... wanting it to fail, but sometimes things happen that are beyond our control and we are left with no other choices. I hired Attorney Kim Anderson from the Law Firm of Anderson & Boback as my divorce attorney to handle my case because I was advised by other top lawyers that I knew she was a honest hardworking fighting attorney in her field, who truly cares about you as an individual, a client, and the overall final outcome of your case. Well, I am honored to say that Ms. Anderson truly lived up to her reputation with her true professionalism, a genuine caring of you as a person going through a rough time and a personality that shows nothing but compassion. Ms. Anderson takes the time to explain the legal system step by step as she prepares your case for pretrial and always responds to your phone calls, or emails within minutes. I may not always agree with the divorce laws in Illinois but Ms. Anderson is not afraid to fight when needed and always keeps focus on the main objectives which is your best interest long after the case is resolved and signed off by the judge. I would highly recommend Ms. Anderson and her firm to represent you so that you have peace of mind throughout the entire process. A divorce is the worst thing any person could experience besides a death. When going through this you need the best to protect you and all your assets.The ChiefDaniel Babichread more
Daniel B.
I was very grateful to do business with Janice Boback.I am a strong believer in God, Justice, and “Janice”.She expressed extreme knowledge in the law pertaining to my case. Her winner attitude and great communication skills always kept my mind at peace.The trust... connection and bond between Janice and I was priceless.I always felt protected under her guidance with complete awareness of the status and all possible outcomes to my case.She was always available to answer or explain any questions or concerns I had.She is truly the attorney to have if the situation arises.read more
Larisa H.
Kim Anderson has a knack for staying 1-step ahead of me and my thought process. This is extremely helpful in those moments when I am stressed on legalities and not quite thinking straight. Kim also capably breaks the legal speak into everyday terms that I can... understand. Kim is an excellent attorney who is prompt, diligent and professional. The team at Anderson & Boback was invaluable in guiding me through my divorce as well as resettlement issues that I initiated after the divorce. Thanks for all your help Kim!read more
Michael C.
Jessica Marshall was amazing! My divorce should have been an easy process, since we didn't have any children or assets; however the opposing party was adamant on making it complicated. Jessica not only kept me informed of everything that was happening but advised me on... the best course of action to get divorced within a reasonable time-frame and without it costing me everything I owned. I couldn't thank her enough once it was all over. I can now move on with my life and it's because of her.read more
Jenny R.
Jessica is Amazing! She is kind, thoughtful, detailed oriented. She is quick in responding. She is knowledgeable. She fought for me in court and not afraid to speak up for her client. She has this confidence in return I feel confidence. She gives me good advices and... helping me to make right decisions. I am so very grateful she is my attorney.read more
Daranee A.
Jessica Marshall sat with me and supported me from the moment of our first consult to the final court appearance. No question went unanswered, no call/email left unreturned, and no doubt that she was on my side and ready to work. Jessica handled my case with confidence... and empathy, which I greatly appreciate given court can, often times, feel overwhelming. Cost was worth every penny and I know that every dollar was earned. I am grateful that the outcome was in my daughter’s favor and that she is now safe. My daughter will be forever thankful for finally having her voice heard in court, as Jessica suggested, through a child rep. I also want to acknowledge Gianna Carabez, Jessica’s paralegal, for always being kind and available to take my calls.read more
Sara G.
I have worked with lawyers in the past, Jan I feel really took care of me! She always had time for me, was very good at getting back to me when she was busy. In court I could see she handled her self confidently and was respected by other lawyers and also the judge. I... have recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so!read more
Jim B.
This practice will go above and beyond! During a difficult time they were understanding and helpful.Very responsive! I received a fair and favorable outcome. I recommend contacting them immediately to get the ball rolling.
Antiwon S.
After visiting with two other law firms, I selected Anderson & Boback. They are professional! The former office was bright and pleasant. The receptionists are professional. The attorney I was assigned listened to my story and then prepared a course of action. I am... glad I chose Anderson & Boback to handle my divorce case. I highly recommend them!read more
Richard P.
Kim came as a referral from a great friend of mine. This wasn't an easy process to go through, but Kim gave me great guidance and help along the way. Wouldn't have gotten the outcome I wanted without her and her team.
Meghan M.
In April of 2016, I had an urgent need for a family attorney to help me litigate some critical issues unresolved from my divorce decree ordered by the cook county family court in 2011. I interviewed 3 attorneys and ended up picking the last one I felt was the best out... of the three. What a mistake I made after two months of litigation and more than $10,000 legal fees. In July, I interviewed two more attorneys and I selected attorney Anderson to replace the previous attorney. What a switch I made! All the critical issues were litigated and resolved to my complete satisfaction. Attorney Andersen has a very simple way of serving her client: she will listen to my story and ask what legal outcome I am expecting to get, and she will recommend a course of action and get me the result in the most cost effective manner. In short, when you give your problems to attorney Anderson for solutions, you can go home and sleep well.read more
Dean C
Kim handled both of our adoptions for us and made the process so easy. When you’re overwhelmed with all of the legal details it’s so nice knowing you’ve got someone who will attend to them so you can focus on other things. Very professional and highly recommended!
Cd J.
In 2015 Ms. Anderson handled my divorce. She was professional and completely transparent with the process and what to expect. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a good family law attorney.
John A.
Kim is very professional and cared about your case. Always there when you need her. Thanks for all your hard work.
Kim S.
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