Steven N. Peskind is an Illinois Attorney who limits his practice to matrimonial and family law. He is a member of the American Acadamy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Law Institute. Steven Peskind has also been named the Best Lawyers 2015 Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Chicago.
Friday, June 21, 2013
New book "Divorce in Illinois," coming out later this summer
My new book, "Divorce in Illinois" will be published by Addicus Books later this summer.
Here is an excerpt from the introduction:
"Lawyers have a vital and important role
in helping you through the process. Unfortunately, if you get the wrong lawyer,
it may affect you the rest of your life. I have a friend who once told me
clients and their lawyers often resemble each other, not physically but
temperamentally. Angry people get angry lawyers, and smart people get smart
lawyers, etc. There may some truth to this anecdote. Even if you are angry––and
at least initially you may have a right to be angry–––find a lawyer that will
help moderate your emotions rather than exploit them. Lawyers that jump at your
command, and don’t discuss the consequences of poor decisions, are not doing
you a favor. While it is empowering to have a personal attack dog, you will be
left with the consequences of your poor
choices long after that lawyer is gone. Find an emotionally mature lawyer that
will help you make good decisions. This doesn’t mean that you need to be
passive and accept whatever your spouse throws at you. Just the opposite: Don’t
be a victim! But by the same token, choose your battles wisely with the help of
a thoughtful and experienced divorce lawyer."
The book is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of divorce in Illinois; answering your questions on the various aspects of divorce: child custody, property division, taxes, child support and maintenance.