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The Law Office of Michael J. Cummins in Lake Forest, Illinois represents clients in family law matters, providing practical, supportive legal counsel to those facing divorce and all of its accompanying issues, such as custody, maintenance, and property division. In addition to all other family law matters, Mr. Cummins also has extensive experience in commercial civil litigation and appeals. Please refer to the practice areas overview for more information about the firm's professional services.

With over 45 years of reputable experience as an attorney, Michael J. Cummins understands the impact that legal proceedings can have on clients, and few legal issues are more emotionally-charged than those involving the family. No doubt you have seen the ads that seem to compare divorce with a stroll through a sylvan glade, or a look out upon a still pond. Nonsense! Divorce is tough going. Many psychologists liken divorce to the next worse experience to a death in the family. Recognizing that his clients need strong advocacy during this difficult time, Mr. Cummins believes in tough, fair practice aimed at maximizing what you receive by way of settlement or trial. He also believes in accessibility and open communication, never screening his phone calls and working to be available for his clients 24-7 by phone, as divorce cases do not necessarily take a break after 5pm or on weekends.

Mr. Cummins offers a free initial consultation by phone, email, or in person. Billing is done by the hour plus approved costs against a retainer. A thoroughly discussed and finalized Engagement Agreement will govern your representation, and each month an itemized bill will state the day work was done on your behalf, a description of the work that was done, and the time it took to complete the work. If you are considering divorce, have another family law issue, or need representation in civil litigation, contact Michael J. Cummins Law Offices for experienced advice and assistance.

Based in Lake Forest, Michael J. Cummins Law Offices serves the Northern Illinois communities of Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Winnetka, Glenview, Grayslake, and Northbrook.