A few years ago I was going through a horrible custody battle that lasted a few years. I went through lawyer after lawyer. Finally one night I found this law firm on google. When I called a very kind gentleman answered and listened to me cry about how horrible my situation was. He was probably the only lawyer that ever really listened to me and displayed such grand empathy. It was Mr. Teich himself. He told me how much the retainer was and of course I didn’t have enough money saved, but 6 months later I did and when I called back Mr. Teich remembered me. He and his associates graciously ended my courthouse nightmares. Years later I am still so thankful for all of their help. Definitely highly recommend these lawyers!
My initial consultation was with Josh. At the time we spoke I was eight months into a custody case, and I nearly gave up. I don’t think the conversation was very long, but I remember him being direct, assertive and encouraging. I ended up working primarily with Sarah, but I knew Josh was also involved throughout the case. Frankly I couldn’t be happier to have picked this firm. Sarah was very understanding and sincere. She basically took that added weight off my shoulders. I felt confident that I had a strong team of lawyers. I am able to keep sole custody of my son. Words can’t explain my gratitude for the work they did.
Excellent!!… Dimitra and Josh are the dream team. Dimitra is fierce, intelligent, compassionate and an excellent communicator; she fights on your behalf during one of the toughest times of your life so that you can focus on caring for your child. Josh is caring and very personable; his calm demeanor and excellent sense of humor helps to put you at ease. You can tell Josh is highly experienced as his knowledge of the law comes across as second nature. They are both straight shooters and will tell you what is realistic as well as reasonable. They do not waste your time or your money and are very transparent about how much time and money will be spent depending on what you are wanting. I couldn’t have asked for a better duo. I am so thankful for them both.
Dimitria,shay, and josh all helped me in a really big battle if I didn’t have them as a big support team I wouldn’t have one they understood what I was saying and handled my case to a better healthier lifestyle for both parties
I spoke with Josh Haid for a quick consultation and he was beyond amazing. He was honest, genuine, and displayed a lot of integrity which I appreciate. He wasn’t focused on the money and simply retaining me as a client. He showed care for me and my situation and gave me wonderful advice and still offered to help me along the way. Thank you!
Stephanie was so helpful, professional, and kind. She made a very difficult experience easier than I ever could have imagined. Yet another choice which I do not regret making.
I spoke with Joseph Hayden for a quick consultation and he was beyond amazing. He was honest, genuine, and displayed a lot of integrity which I appreciate. He wasn’t focused on the money and simply retaining me as a client. He showed care for me and my situation and gave me wonderful advice and still offered to help me along the way. Thank you!!
Jamie was great! He answered all my questions and stayed on top of changes and even contacted my husband’s counsel to move the case forward when taking too long.
I’ve spoken with a few family law practices before moving forward with Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group. My attorney was Sarah Vali and she was extremely knowledgeable and reassuring about the process of divorce. She walked me through each step and answered my questions thoroughly. From custody, to asset division and made the daunting process of divorce bearable.
You should definitely give them a call if you are in the process of looking for a family law practice.
Morgan was awesome during this stressful time. She was caring and kind, incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I am fortunate that she was able to help me every step of the way. I have no idea what to expect and appreciate the support she gave me.
James Teich is an incredible attorney, empathetic, smart, strategic and knows how to look out for his client’s best interests. If you want an advocate to represent you in court at what could be a challenging time, he and this firm are the way to go. Highly recommend.
I have been working with this firm, specifically Morgan Gay, over the last few years. Anyone going through a contentious divorce knows the many moments where you feel you have lost your mind. I found Morgan to be a very empathetic, decent human being, disguised as an attorney. In other words, yes she knows the law, understands the court system, and knows how to manage a case with a deadbeat opposing counsel; however her calm and professional demeanor are what saved me from going off the proverbial cliff. Whether a short amicable proceeding, or a long dragged, pull your hair out divorce, I would recommend Morgan in a heart beat.
The people who work here really care about you and your situation. They genuinely take pride in what they do and are very caring. I feel comfortable contacting them with any concerns that arise and I know that they have my best interests in mind.
I came across this firm after dealing with an unprofessional and rude Attorney that did nothing for my case. I worked with Morgan Gay whose professionalism and kindness eased my stress during a difficult time. She was thorough and quickly responded to emails and calls. If I had to work with an attorney in the future I would definitely reach out to Morgan.
I can’t say enough about the professionalism and extensive knowledge Josh Haid and his colleagues possess! I was young and scared when I decided to file for divorce. I didn’t know who to trust, but Mr. Haid’s true caring nature and kindness made the process of divorce smoother than I could ever have imagined. I highly recommend him and his services!
The lawyers at Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group are professional, responsive and fight for their clients. As an attorney practicing in a different field, I am often asked for recommendations from friends, family and professional contacts, and I always recommend this practice without any reservation. I know anyone I recommend them to will be taken care of professionally and with empathy
James Teich went above and beyond. I never had to reach out, as his office always kept me in the loop regarding my case. When it finally came down to the end and the other party wanted another extension James put me first. He spoke up and we were able to proceed. The outcome was in my favor. If I hadn’t reached out to Women’s Divorce & Family Law I’m not sure what would’ve happened. I’m grateful for everything they did.
I can’t say enough good things about Joshua Haid and his team. They will do everything in their power to get you the best possible outcome for your divorce settlement and custody of your children. They fight extremely hard for woman’s rights. I shopped around, their fees are lower than other divorce attorneys. At a time when you need support the most, they will guide you through the legal challenges so that you can be on top of the game financially when you start your new life! Feels good to know you got everything you deserved when it’s all done.
Jamie Teich and Sarah Vali are a true credit to their profession. I could not have asked for a better team to handle my maintenance review. I only wish I knew about them when I was going through my divorce. Their professionalism, care and compassion was a welcome comfort during a truly difficult time. This is a firm that listens to their clients, addresses their concerns and truly fights for their clients. They treat their clients like people, not cases. I highly recommend them.
My attorney, Joshua Haid, was the most professional Attorney I have ever hired. I have used two other Lawyers one for my divorce who was completely incompetent. The second was for appealing my divorce through the appellate court which I lost. Then I hired Josh and got exactly what I wanted in ONE court date trial. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a divorce lawyer.
I never realized just how scary a divorce can be; particularly, for someone who has been married for 21 years. I never saw or wanted this to be in my reality; however, my attorney, Kat Delgado, helped me cross a very difficult bridge. I definitely still don’t think that divorce is something to be celebrated; yet, I’m thankful for Kat. I’m thankful for her diligence, her calm, her listening ear, her knowledge, and her expertise. Most importantly, she knows her stuff! She’s like a quiet storm. She’s soft and sweet but don’t get it twisted, she’s a thunderstorm too, if that’s what you need. Thanks Kat, I appreciate you!
I was represented by Sarah Vali and have nothing but positive things to say about her. She is thoughtful, considerate, organized, and responded to phone and email messages in a timely and reasonable manner. Sarah is professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her and should any circumstances arise in the future for which I am in need of legal representation, I will certainly choose Ms Vali and the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group.
Dimitra and Josh were are large part of keeping me going during the year long process that we faced. I truly appreciate all of the work and effort that they put in for us and could never thank them enough.
My divorce case was very challenging but I received great representation from the team WDFLG. I strongly recommend them for anyone needing specialization in navigating restraining orders, substance abuse, etc as part of their divorce.
Morgan Gay deserves more than five stars. She is honest, confident, fair, organized, compassionate (despite choosing law as her profession) and an excellent negotiator. She has exemplary communication skills, and was so easy to contact with any questions, concerns or advice. Divorce is a process of ups and downs, and she was so supportive through it all. She answered all of my questions promptly, and I had a million. She gave me plenty of time to organize and prepare myself for each next step. She would respond to me right after court with detailed status updates. I felt so confident and strong having Morgan in my corner.
Attorneys Jamie Teich and Dimitra Katsis are excellent lawyers, communicators, and counselors. Having dealt with “family” law attorneys before, I was/am a very difficult person/client to deal with and handle. Despite my previous bad experiences, I respected their work product, the words they chose to speak to me, and their handling/empathy of me — it’s rare to find attorneys that can do all that, especially in family law. I highly recommend them, and it would be a mistake not to hire them.
Another law firm was representing me, but I am glad that I switched to Josh’s firm. Josh represented me in a divorce case on two continents. He is smart, engaging, creative, smooth and persuasive in court. His bills were very reasonable when compared with my spouse’s. I would recommend Josh and his firm with no hesitation.
Sarah Vali is incredible. I have referred several friends to her and she is knowledgeable, helpful and empathetic. She is responsive and makes you feel not only heard but validated and empowered. 10/10 would recommend!
Complications with an existing divorce case and poor representation brought me to the Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group. A close friend and highly regarded attorney recommended the firm with confidence. After previously working with other attorneys, I can enter this review with experience and honesty. Upon my initial phone interview with James Teich, I was comfortable entering an agreement with the firm. I appreciated his wit and humor since my case was so dark. I genuinely hate court, and I thought this relationship could make the experience more bearable. I really underestimated what this experience would be. In court on day one I learned what a great defender he was in front of the Judge! Not only is Jamie a great defender, he is motivated on principal, will act in yours and your children’s best interest, is a strong negotiator, and will not back down in even the toughest battles. I would without hesitation recommend James Teich to represent even my closest friends or family members. While he is not the cheapest attorney you will find, it will cost you more to hire a less qualified attorney that drags cases on and requests unnecessary paperwork just to run up the bill. I am beyond grateful for his experience and tenacity, but more so for making the legal process bearable. Thank you!
I had the pleasure of knowing Stephanie Powers when she was still Stephanie Duarte. I unfortunately had to enlist her professional services for a very abrupt and painful divorce. Fortunately, I trusted my friend, and her intelligence and diligence paid off. Although I agree it should generally apply this way, the court heavily favors one party in these proceedings. I’m just so glad I trusted someone who knew this was wrong. Thank you Stef!
WFDL managed my divorce until the final judgement. They handled everything and ensure the least amount of undue stress. All issues were handled in a professional and swift matter. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking to truly have their position hear and favorable carried out. Outstanding Job! Thank you
Dimitra and Josh were are large part of keeping me going during the year long process that we faced. I truly appreciate all of the work and effort that they put in for us and could never thank them enough.
Mrs . Katsis was awesome. She was kind, knowledgeable, caring, very professional, and always made sure I understood what was going on. Thank you, Mrs. Katsis and Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group.
Best service! Best counsel! Quick response and Very professional. I needed some case document’s after 5 years and they were very helpful in providing the information.
Would highly recommend them!!
I have worked with Sarah Vali and can affirmatively state that she is calm, competent, diligent and capable. I have seen her “put the fire out” in volatile situations and believe that she can handle the toughest of clients and opposing counsel. She is an asset to the firm and her clients are in very good hands when she is involved.
I was opposing attorney in dissolution case working with Counsel Sarah Vali. Very professional, very good manners and very helpful, while strongly defending her client interest. Thank you, it was a pleasure working with you.
Attorney Morgan Gay was efficient, highly professional and extremely knowledgeable of family law. She always made time to fully answer my questions and address any concerns. She gave advice and guidance in a straight-forward genuine manner. She was extremely supportive and worked hard to keep my case moving forward even with extreme opposition from opposing counsel.
Josh and Suzette were great to work with. They are both very professional and provided clear and timely communications at every turn. Suzette was very caring and understood well my anxiousness around the process. She did a great job of instantly calming any situation that arose and provided a genuine caring and compassion that helped to get me through the tougher days. She did a great job in explaining the documents so that I had confidence in what was being presented and put me at ease every step of the way. I would highly recommend working with Josh and Suzette – they made a very negative situation very positive in the end.
Josh is very professional and direct. It’s nice to have someone on my side who is always professional. Josh is such a hard worker and I am very happy with his service! Thank you for protecting me!!!
From the moment I started receiving services from Josh and his team, they have all treated me and my family with the utmost respect, compassion, and patience. They understand the amount of stress which is involved in the divorce / family law process and make the process easier to handle. I have always been provided multiple options on how to handle my case and never have felt forced into making a decision I was not comfortable with. I cannot say enough how much I recommend this firm.
I would definitely recommend WDFLG for a good divorce lawyer. Josh Haid is very knowledgeable about family law and experienced and skilled in the field. He is also very professional and polite and easy to talk to. He knows how to assess the situation and make the most of it, especially in my situation where things had not been handled well by a lawyer I started out with from another firm before I switched over to WDFLG.
I have heard from many other women who were going through or had gone through a divorce about lawyers who did not work thoroughly or wisely on their behalf. I was repeatedly reassured at WDFLG by good follow through on and smart approaches to issues that arose during the divorce process.
It was definitely a relief to have a solid, competent lawyer representing me in my divorce.
I am very grateful for their work.
My attorney and his team was worth every penny! They were professional, supportive, and easy to work with. They helped me get child support for my daughter’s college expenses. I want the world to know you guys & girls ROCK!
Thank you Josh and Ann! You have truly helped my family.
After doing extensive research into choosing a divorce attorney, I made the right decision in selecting women’s divorce and family law group! I am grateful to Jamie Teich and Suzette Pierson. Their expertise helped me get through this stressful divorce. They listened to my concerns, made me laugh (what I needed), and offered their advice when I asked for it. They explained everything in terms I can understand. I especially loved the communication via email and phone. The firm is big on “saving the trees”… lol…no unnecessary paper work. My case lasted 3 years and I only have a few sheets of paper! Also, I only had to go into the office once! Excellent communication.
Thank you again for all you have done for me!
Attorney James Teich is a rare and refreshing breed–an amazing attorney who is astute, tenacious and kind. He gets impressive results because he listens, works hard, and always has his conscience deeply engaged–both in and out of the courtroom. In a word? INTEGRITY. Mr. Teich is a brilliant advocate for women, and I am grateful and humbled by all he has done on behalf of my children and me.
Megan was outstanding from beginning to end. I was seeking to relocate myself and child out of state to be with my new husband who is in the military and unable to relocate himself. Although the process was grueling (more in part to the opposing counsel!) Megan reassured me and always validated my concerns. My questions and emails were answered and followed up with in a timely manner. She was genuinely concerned with my well being during the duration of the case, which was extremely important to me. In the end, we were able to relocate and even bring to an end multiple other issues. She did everything I needed and more. Highly recommend !!
Joshua Haid is awesome. He’s super intelligent, easy to talk to, and most importantly, he’s genuine. As I’m sure you know, the latter isn’t something to be said of most attorneys. Words cannot describe how much he has done for my son and I. I am eternally grateful and highly recommend him to anyone in need.
I am a stage 4 Breast Cancer survivor who was sent from IL and abandoned in CA in a diaper and a wheel chair. I was surviving on SSI and sleeping on my family’s couches. I was looking for a divorce lawyer by phone because my original lawyer gave my rights to my house and my son to my then husband . No firm would support my case against my very affluent and powerful husband. This law firm took a chance on me. Josh performed my consultation over the phone while I was in CA. I got back to Champaign, IL and this law firm helped me fight a very difficult case and all the damage the first lawyer did. Josh would have to travel the 274 round-trip miles to represent me at every court case. In the end, we were quite successful and I’m so thankful they took a chance on me. I would definitely recommend this firm for any Family Law situation!
I was referred to Josh and firm through literature I was reading from a female attorney in Michigan. After speaking with him, and feeling I had no hope, I went into his office on my birthday and knew immediately I found a diamond in the rough. Josh also assigned Megan to my case and though it was a long road, Josh’s strategy was well worth it. This firm gets it as what we as women go through and my life changed because of it. Thank you so much!
I had a difficult case in that I wanted to remove my son from Illinois (specifically- Cook County). His father visits often with him, paid child support, etc. Though my teenage son has an involved father, I could offer a better quality of life in MO where I would be able to reside with my husband. The case seemed pretty simple but I knew that I had a 50/50 chance as Cook County does not like to allow removal of a child- specifically when the father is involved. I researched several attorneys but ultimately felt the Josh Haid was the best choice if I was going to have any chance at all. I met Josh in his office and we spoke about what my odds were. Josh helped me through court. Though I can not say enough great things about Josh, Suzette (another attorney on the case) was really my rock. She called me when I needed her to, responded to my worried emails and helped me think through my next course of action. My case was not typical in that we were thrown a couple surprises by the judge but that is why I wanted to best attorney that I could possibly have. The case lasted around 5 months but I can finally say the judge granted my relocation request today. I can finally give my son the white picket fence, great school system and community that I have always dreamed of for him. Thank you Josh and Suzette. You have forever changed our lives!
Josh Haid was my attorney and he did a good job of explaining my options and telling me when to let things go. Who I really loved in this firm was his assistant, Mary Kate C. She was always prompt at responding to my questions, informative and understanding of my situation. Lawyers are busy people, so it’s important that their left hand man (or woman) is competent and helpful.
As we can all agree it’s very difficult to go through a divorce let alone find a good Attorney who will work very diligently for you and your children. I have been divorced for many years and my attorney that I originally had unfortunately passed away. And after my ex husband refused to follow our divorce decree, rather than going through the phone book making phone calls, I decided to go to Chicago myself to the Daley Center and search for an attorney…yes sounds kind of strange, but it’s true. During my search while at the Daley Center I met Attorney James Teich. Funny… I was talking to one of the clerks and he overheard my conversation and said “maybe I can help you”. We chatted briefly, met at his office and I hired him!
I could definitely tell by his personality, he is a good person , as he was easy to talk to. I could tell he was NOT one of those arrogant lazy lawyers that was willing to take your money and not do the work for you… And as Lynn P. quoted on Yelp, “James Teich is a rare breed and refreshing”. That he is! He will make sure that things get done. I felt confident with him representing me even though I was not in court with him because I lived out of state. James handled things so proficiently…and for that I am very grateful. I promise you if you hire James Teich to represent you he will not let you down, he worked very very very hard for me and I know had I not met and hired him, I may not have gotten the results that I did. My ex husband appealed the court’s decision and it went into the court of appeals and with James hard work I won my case.
James Teich ….YOUR THE BEST WOMAN’S ATTORNEY IN CHICAGO!!!
My Attorney Joshua Haid was the most professional Attorney I have ever hired. I have used two other Lawyers one for my divorce who was completely incompetent. The second was for appealing my divorce through the appellate court which I lost. Then I hired Josh and got exactly what I wanted in ONE court date trial. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a divorce lawyer.
This law firm has changed my life. Rachel F. and Jamie Teich are hands down the most solid representation above and beyond anything I could have asked for. Long story short, when I got divorced I was in throes of an alcoholic addiction and my ex-husband (an attorney himself — different practice, different firm) buried me with the judgment. I lost everything. My kids, the house, the cars, the dog, my life as I knew it.
When I found Jamie and Rachel, in a miraculous amount of time they were (and still are) amending everything in my court such that I am finally (after close to two years!) back with my kids. We make progress on a weekly basis. They make the exact arguments using just the right case precedent and know the law and how to utilize it. With every pre-trial, motion, and letter to opposing counsel, email and phone call with me — we make progress. They have and continue to fight for justice in my case. I am thrilled with them. They genuinely care about me. They care about my kids. I am and will always be so grateful to this law Firm for effecting real, swift, and positive change in my life. Five stars aren’t enough. I truly believe the cases they take, and because of their fierce attention to detail, and ability to wield the law how they so artful can — will honestly set precedent for other parents who were in my position. They’re incredible.