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Law Office of Paul L. Feinstein, Ltd.

10 South LaSalle StreetSuite 1420Chicago, IL 60603- 1078


Updated: 09/30/2016



Mr. Feinstein concentrates his practice in family law, with emphasis on divorce litigation, custody and visitation, and appeals. He has been a speaker on the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act at numerous training programs for the Chicago Bar Association. He has also lectured on attorneys' fees for an ICLE Matrimonial Law Skills course, and on antenuptial agreements for an ICLE Estate Planning...


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Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%
  • Matrimonial Law


  • 100%


  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (Co-Chair, Amicus Briefs Committee, 1996 to 1997, 2000 to 2001; Chair, Amicus Briefs Committee, 2007-2012; Board of Managers, 2007-2011; Vice President of Illinois Chapter, 2011-2012), 1991 - 2016
  • Highest Rating; AV, 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, - 2016
  • Illinois Super Family Lawyer Top 100, - 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, - 2016
  • Leading Lawyer, Family Law and Family Appellate Law, - 2016
  • AVVO, Rated 10.0 on a scale of 10.0, - 2016
  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" List, 2015, Tier 1, Metropolitan Chicago Family Law, - 2016

Published Works

  • "Creative Remedies for Problems of Short-Term High-Income Earners", Matrimonial Strategist, May, 1999
  • "Tenancy by The Entirety: A Means of Protecting a Debtor Spouse", Matrimonial Strategist, January, 1998
  • "State's Highest Court Says Workers' Comp Awards are Marital", Matrimonial Strategist, October, 1996
  • "When are Workers' Comp/Personal Injury Awards Marital Property?", Matrimonial Strategist, July, 1996
  • "Piercing the Corporate Veil in Matrimonial Proceedings", Matrimonial Strategist, March, 1995
  • "Ramifications of Asserting the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination", Matrimonial Strategist, December, 1994
  • "Interstate Custody Disputes: Deciphering the Statutory Maze", Matrimonial Strategist, January, 1994
  • "Final Obituary for Percentage Child Support Orders", FairShare Magazine, December, 1993
  • "The Automatic Dissolution Stay--Rest in Peace", Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, November, 1993
  • "Citations to Discover Assets", Illinois Family Law Report, September, 1998
  • "How Matrimonial Lawyers Can Avoid Disqualification Due to Conflicts of Interest", Matrimonial Strategist, July, 2000
  • "Defining Income For Child Support Purposes", Matrimonial Strategist, February, 2005
  • "Do You Know Your Federal Law? Conflicts of Law Affect Retirement Plan and Life Insurance Benefits", Matrimonial Strategist, June, 2004
  • "Term Life Insurance in Divorce Cases: A New Deal", Matrimonial Strategist, November, 2003
  • "A Case in Point", Matrimonial Strategist, August, 2003
  • "Beyond DNA: Equitable Parentage", Matrimonial Strategist, May, 2003
  • "The Enforcement of Jewish Marriage Contracts by Civil Courts", Matrimonial Strategist, April, 2012
  • "Family Lawyers in Trouble; Recent Ethics Decisions", Matrimonial Strategist, August, 2011
  • "Stop and Look Before You Listen! Wiretap and Eavesdropping Laws " , Matrimonial Strategist, December , 2014
  • “Social Security Benefits in Divorce Cases ” , Matrimonial Strategist, October, 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Illinois Domestic Violence Act and Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Chicago Bar Association, 1982 - 1986
  • Speaker, Matrimonial Law Skills Course, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • Speaker, Estate Planning Skills Course, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989 - 1990
  • Speaker, Child Custody Course, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • Speaker, Child Custody Course, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Speaker, Cook County Child Representative Training Session, 2003
  • Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Meeting, 2004
  • Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Meeting, 2005
  • Speaker, Advanced Evidence Seminar, (Record on Appeal) , American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008
  • Speaker, Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues in Divorce Seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Illinois Supreme Court Pro Bono Panel Attorney, 2011 - Present

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Office Information


10 South LaSalle StreetSuite 1420Chicago, IL 60603- 1078


  • (312) 346-0810


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