You likely don’t think about family law attorneys until you realize you need to hire one yourself. The attorneys who take on practicing the area of family law need to have a special level of patience, experience, and above all, compassion for those who they are representing. At the Law Offices of J. Jeltes, Ltd., we take pride in helping Chicago families come to civil agreements about different trying situations and transitions. Turn to our family law attorneys during your times of need!

Here are some of our practice areas.


Getting divorced from your spouse is never easy. In fact, going through a divorce can be some of the toughest days of your life. This is where we come in. Rather than trying to navigate a divorce on your own, hire someone else to be in your corner and lead you through this tough time. As well as handling the court process for your divorce, we can also help with more technical areas of law that you don’t want to deal with, including property division, maintenance  (a/k/a spousal support/alimony) and allocating any marital debt.

Parental Rights & Responsibilities (Child Custody)

If you are going through a divorce and you have a child (or children), this process can be even more frustrating and stressful. Court battles over your right to care for your children can get messy if you don’t have the experience necessary to understand the ins-and-outs of the legal system. Don’t leave the fate of your child’s care, custody, and control up to chance! Hiring one of our skilled attorneys is one of the smartest things you can do in this scenario. We aim to ease your stress level and provide guidance throughout the entire legal process.


Not all reasons to hire a family law in attorney in Chicago need to be negative! Adoption is an option that legally recognizes your unique family. We can help you through related and unrelated child or adult adoption. Our attorneys are happy to answer all of your questions throughout the process of this joyful time.

At first, you may be skeptical about hiring a family law attorney, but in reality, it is one of the best decisions you can make! Feel free to contact the Law Offices of J. Jeltes, Ltd. during your time of need. We help make Chicago families’ life transitions easier.