Chicago Divorce Lawyer - Kevin R. Johnson

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Same-day appointments are available.
205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 810
Chicago, Illinois  60601
Fear and uncertainty.  You know what those are.  Since you’re here at my website, you probably have the sense that everything important to you is being threatened.  You’re at an emotionally-vulnerable point, and every word you say or write, and every action you take, could affect your future and that of your children and your assets and finances.
As an attorney, I’m busy, and I don’t accept everyone as a client.  Not everyone who needs an attorney hires me.  That’s as it should be.
I first conduct an ‘Analysis,’ where I meet with the person by Zoom, answer all questions and come up with a possible plan of action.  I think only of how the person can navigate to a successful outcome in the complex family-law system.  I don’t have time for a sales pitch — I don’t use the valuable time in an Analysis to promote myself.  
Of course, you want an attorney to place your goals and interests, and those of your children, above all other business concerns.  Ethically, that is the lawyer’s duty
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“Kevin Johnson came into my case replacing another attorney I had originally and was remarkable on the way he represented me and the manner in which he navigated me through this process. His work was truly commendable. Kevin was extremely knowledgeable in all areas of family law and was more than adequately prepared. He kept me informed on every aspect of this case and made himself available to meet throughout the prep work leading up to the hearing. I was exceptionally pleased with the outcome and more so by the high level of professionalism, performance and respect everyone in the courtroom had for Kevin. He is an outstanding attorney and his work was well worth the time and money invested in him. If I ever have another problem where we need legal services, Kevin will be on the ONLY person I call for representation. Thanks again for all you did on this case.”
“​I’m so happyyyy! 😊”
“Glad that I had someone with integrity in my corner!”
​”Hi Kevin,
I received  the refund check for overpaid fees.
Thank you for being such a pillar of support during such a crazy time for me.  I appreciate everything you’ve done and apologize for your wait on the fees due.
Keep up your good works!
Thanks  again”​
(Text Messages From Five Different Clients, Quoted with Permission)
Kevin R. Johnson is a Chicago divorce lawyer and child custody attorney with over 20 years of experience, who employs the truth, the law and some innovative methods to simplify cases and to achieve clients’ goals:
  • Divorce (any genders)
  • Child Custody and Visitation (‘Allocation’ and ‘Parenting Time.’)
  • Paternity and DNA Testing
  • Child Support – Collection and Defense
  • Contested child Adoption
  • Contested child Guardianship
  • Stopping and Preventing Abuse
  • Fighting Parental Alienation, Visitation Denial, Reluctance
  • Multi-State Custody Disputes  (UCCJEA issues)
  • Multi-Generational Custody Disputes  (Family feuds)
  • Fighting Against Long-Distance Moves of Children
  • Returning Children From Other States
  • Defending Against Psychological Warfare  (unfortunately, all too common)
  • Fighting ‘Contempt-of-Court’ Charges
In the video above, I explain how money is wasted on poorly-worded, vague paragraphs and phrases in Divorce, Custody and Parenting-Time Judgments when “the wheels come off” a year or so later.
Beward of some commonly-used paragraphs that sound good, but can make the parenting-time schedule useless or ‘illusory’ — not enforceable when you really need it!
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I represent people, regardless of gender.  Depending on the balance of power in a marriage, it can feel like being on a ship, sailing in a storm.  Very unpredictable day-to-day and very stressful for adults and for any children.  I have seen countless complicated situations.  I work to gain clients maximum ‘freedom of action,’ to gain predictable and steady parenting time, and to obtain a feeling of peace and confidence.  Our podcast is here.
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Alimony (“maintenance” as it’s called in Illinois law) is only available to married people (Illinois does not have “palimony” like California or some other places.) I look at it as one spouse compensating the other for the economic harm caused by the marriage.  For example, making up for their loss of:  income, earning power, opportunities for education, and career advancement.  Maintenance provides a balancing of income between the parties, based on Illinois law “Section 504” and its “factors” and “guidelines.”  I’d be happy to explain it to you and to answer all of your questions.
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Yes, I practice law in Illinois – basically in Chicago and nearby suburbs.  Twenty years of practice here has given me some insight and experience, and I’m always learning more.  I’d be happy to share what I know (or think I know) with you.  In case you’ve got a few hours to spare, our podcast is here.
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I like to say that I practice “family law,” because married people need the court system to dissolve their family relationship and to sort out their property, income and child issues.  Unmarried people have fewer property issues, but their income- and child issues can be tangled — especially since some unmarried parents have never had a romantic relationship, and have never lived together.  
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Another way of saying “spousal support” is alimony (as the IRS calls it) or maintenance (as it’s known in Illinois law.)  The Illinois law known as “Section 504” governs maintenance, with a set of guidelines and a formula based on length of marriage and other factors.  I’d be happy to explain Section 504 and to answer all of your alimony (maintenance) questions.
Just call 312-493-4241 if….
  • You have been served with court papers from a divorce case, a paternity case, a child-support case or an Order-of-Protection case, and the clock is running on deadlines or court dates.
  • You have decided to end your marriage, and you want answers and options to guide your planning.
  • You want to know your rights as a father or mother in this complex legal system.  You have heard from your friends, your family, your cousin’s friend’s brother, and you’ve looked at a few websites, but now you want to speak confidentially with an experienced Chicago Attorney.
  • You are starting to wonder if you’ll ever escape the legal system.  You need some fresh hope and a new plan.
  • You need the legal system to work for you — you want to make serious progress toward your goals.
  • You’d like to discuss the Illinois alimony calculator (part of Section 504 of the Marriage Act.)
  • You want information about the child support calculator (part of Section 505 of the Marriage Act.)
  • Your search for “divorce lawyer cook county il” brought you here, and you’re ready for some answers tailored to you particular situation.
  • Your search for “women’s divorce” brought you here, and you would like to avoid a sales pitch, and instead obtain an analysis of your situation.
  • You or your children have been exposed to mistreatment at the hands of a family member, and you want to know your rights.
  • You’re looking for divorce lawyers for women — an attorney who is sensitive to the unique cultural and psychological challenges women face in navigating the court system.
  • You’ve been searching for child support lawyers in Chicago.
  • You’d like more information about father’s rights, with the focus on protecting what you have, and gaining as much time and involvement in your children’s lives as possible.
  • An investigator from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has left a business card in your door, or a voicemail on your phone.
A do-it-yourself divorce or custody case?
Probably not a good idea.
In this video, I explain why.
​​​​​Aggressive, passionate representation, guided by:
  • Over 20  years of experience 
  • Up-to-Date Lexis Advance© Legal Research
  • Honesty as a Spiritual Principle