Family Law

Family Law

Family Law disputes present a complex array of legal issues, financial analysis, strategic planning and emotional challenges. Even financially successful and sophisticated litigants may find it difficult to navigate through the significant personal, economic, emotional and family changes common to domestic conflicts.
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys understand the unique challenges related to representing clients involved in dissolution of marriage proceedings (formerly called divorce) and other family law matters. Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP works cooperatively with clients to achieve positive results through our comprehensive family law services. The firm helps clients understand the underlying law that governs their matter and coordinate a strategy to assist clients to reach their goals. Whether an issue is resolved through contested litigation or alternative dispute resolution (mediation or negotiation), Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has the experience and resources to achieve their objectives.

The firm’s attorneys have years of experience in representing clients with disputes and proceedings including but not limited to the following:
  • Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings
  • Custody Disputes
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Spousal Support (previously known as alimony)
  • Child Support
  • Property Allocation and Division
  • Business Valuation and Asset Tracing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Post Decree Actions and Appeals


Chicago, October 4, 2018
Wehrman Serves as Bank of America Chicago Marathon Radio Broadcaster
Wehrman will provide elite athlete commentary on the men's marathon, riding in an official Chicago Marathon vehicle ahead of the elite athletes throughout the race.

Chicago, May 15, 2018
Fitzgerald Gives Remarks at University of Illinois College of Law Convocation Ceremony
She delivered brief remarks welcoming the new graduates into the alumni family, and encouraging them to stay connected to their alma mater.

Chicago, October 2, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Continued Growth
In recognition of its 25th anniversary year, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has made a monthly donation to a non-profit with whom the firm has a strong relationship.

Chicago, Madison County, July 30, 2015
Associate General Counsel, Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces the arrival of a new partner and three lateral associates, including one to its Madison County, Ill. office.

Chicago, January 15, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Six associates were recently named partners, including one in St. Louis.

Chicago, September 24, 2012
Wehrman Featured on Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Cover
Wehrman finished ninth overall and first in his age group in the 2012 Race Judicata.

Chicago, February 17, 2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Profiles Wehrman, New CARA President
The former Olympic marathon trials qualifier just began a two-year term as President of the CARA Board of Directors.

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