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Law Office of Paul L. Feinstein, Ltd.

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10 South LaSalle StreetSuite 1420Chicago, IL 60603-1078
Phones: (312) 346-6392
Fax: (312) 346-0810
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PAUL L. FEINSTEIN

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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PAUL L. FEINSTEIN

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 Skills course. His articles have appeared in Illinois Family Law Report, Fairshare Magazine, Matrimonial Strategist (where he is also on the Board of Editors), and newsletters for the Illinois State Bar Association and State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Feinstein is listed in Who's Who in American Law and holds the highest rating in a national legal publication. In 1993, Mr. Feinstein was successful in overturning Illinois' automatic domestic relations asset freeze law in the Supreme Court of Illinois. In 2004, he was also successful in having the Supreme Court of Illinois declare the Illinois Child Representative Statute unconstitutional. Many of his cases contain complex procedural and substantive issues and involve high-profile people. Many matrimonial practitioners call Mr. Feinstein to ascertain his opinions regarding various legal questions.

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Practice Areas
Family Law 100%Matrimonial Law
Litigation
100%
Honors
Who's Who in American LawFellow, 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 - 2016Highest Rating; AV, 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, - 2016Illinois Super Family Lawyer Top 100, - 2016Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, - 2016Leading Lawyer, Family Law and Family Appellate Law, - 2016AVVO, Rated 10.0 on a scale of 10.0, - 2016U.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
Representative Cases
Messenger v. Edgar, 157 Ill. 2d 162 (Supreme Ct. of Ill 1993) In Re Marriage of Mostow, 95 Ill. App. 3d 917 (Ill. App 1981) In Re Marriage of Rayfield, 221 Ill. App. 3d 763 (Ill. App. 1991) In Re Custody of Rose, 281 Ill. App. 3d 423 (Ill. App. 1996) In Re Marriage of James, 259 Ill. App. 3d 29 (Ill. App. 1994) McNellis v. O'Connor, 266 Ill. App. 3d 1063 (Ill. App. 1994) In Re Marriage of Tyler, 230 Ill. App. 3d 1009 (Ill. App. 1992) Blair v. Mackoff, 284 Ill. App. 3d 836 (Ill. App. 1996) In Re Marriage of Yelton, 286 Ill. App. 3d 436 (Ill. App. 1997) In Re Marriage of Walker, 287 Ill. App. 3d 634 (Ill. App. 1997) Kaufman, Litwin & Feinstein v. Edgar, 301 Ill. App. 3d 826 (Ill. App. 1998) Berdex International, Inc. v. Milfico Prepared Foods, Inc., 258 Ill. App. 3d 738 (Ill. App. 1994) In Re Stella, 339 Ill. App.3d 610In Re Marriage of Epsteen, 339 Ill. App.3d 586In Re Marriage of Bates, 342 Ill. App.3d 207In Re Marriage of Bates, 212 Ill.2d 489In Re Marriage of Johnson, 351 Ill. App.3d 88In Re Marriage of Mather, 408 Ill.App.3d 853 (Ill.App. 2011) In Re Marriage of O'Brien, 2011 IL 109039 (Supreme Ct. of Ill. 2011) Johnston v. Weil, 241 Ill.2d 169 (Ill.App. 2011) In Re Marriage of Baniak, 2011 IL App (1st) 092017In Re Marriage of Johnson, 2011 IL App (1st) 102826In Re Marriage of McGrath, 2011 IL App (1st) 102119 (Ill. App.) In Re Marriage of McGrath, 2012 IL 112792 (Sup. Ct. of Ill.) In Re Marriage of Pasquesi, 2015 IL App (1st) 133926 (Ill.App. 2015) In Re Marriage of Donnelly, 2015 IL App (1st) 142619 (Ill.App. 2015) In Re Marriage of Epting, 2012 IL App (1st) 113727 (Ill.App. 2012) In Re Marriage of Vondra, 2013 IL App (1st) 123025 (Ill.App. 2013) In Re Marriage of Earlywine, 2013 IL 114779 (Supreme Ct. of Ill. 2013) In re Marriage of Eckersall, 2015 IL 117922 (Supreme Ct. of Ill. 2015)
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10 South LaSalle StreetSuite 1420Chicago, IL 60603-1078
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(312) 346-6392
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(312) 346-0810
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