When the stakes are high, We can help you
- Child Custody
- The Divorce Process
- Property Settlement
- Preparing for divorce
- Domestic Violence
- Post-Judgement Modifications
Matthew Kaplan has been a member of the Lake County community for over 38 years. Always upholding family values and maintaining high ethical standards, Matthew Kaplan has given back to the community on various occasions with his many contributions to local charities and probono activities. We believe that the best results occur when we can meet and exceed your expectations with integrity and seasoned competence. Together, we will discuss the following matters:
At The Offices of Matthew Kaplan, we understand that your children are more important than any of your assets or wealth. When a divorce happens, we know that your children's best interest need to be well served to give you confidence that no matter what happens you will always be an essential part of their lives.
Our experience and and knowledge are great assets. We understand that the divorce process can have an adverse effect on your daily life; that is why we pride ourselves on our commitment to personalized service. Through mediation or litigation, Matthew Kaplan can help you gain the best results from your divorce.
Attorney Matthew Kaplan understands how overwhelming the legal process can be; that's why we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible and logical legal advice.
Most divorce cases are settled before trial. Settlements often occur because the parties agree to a reasonable resolution of all issues. Certainly, the cost and other burdens of litigation encourage parties to settle.
In cases where one or both parties are unreasonable or driven by anger, they become heedless of the cost in money and emotional damage, and can exhaust both parties' financial and other resources in litigation.
Mediation can be a quick and fair means to resolution. In...
We will talk to you and help guide you so that you understand how everything works and how your goals can be met. Together we will ensure that you have confidence in your knowledge of the process...
Matthew Kaplan has a reputation as a skilled and effective litigator. If hearings or a trial are necessary, there is no one in Lake County, Illinois, better able to win for you.
Our promise is that we will sit down with you, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and formulate a course of action to meet your goals. In the course of our discussions, we will make...
We understand that life doesn’t always go the way we planned. Maybe there have been issues brewing for quite some time an you, or your spouse, have finally decided that it is time to move on and divorce is imminent. What can you do to prepare yourself for the upwards battle? The answer is simple: contact Attorney Matthew Kaplan where we are completely dedicated to helping our clients deal with the many important matters that surround this burdensome process. From property distribution to...
During a divorce, there is one question that seems to be frequently asked – who gets what? Illinois law is designed to provide an “equitable” allocation of assets and debts. At The Law Offices of Matthew Kaplan, we will attempt to reach an agreement that you are satisfied with; if settlement negotiations fail, Matthew Kaplan is well prepared to represent you at trial.
During a divorce, resolving property distribution can become very complicated when there is a business involved. Who gets the business? Will the divorce interrupt business activities? These are very important questions that MUST be addressed. Attorney Matthew Kaplan has helped many business owners protect their businesses.
Matthew did an excellent job representing me in a difficult divorce.
Many attorneys know the law but too few have any judgement.
Matthew has both – knowledge and judgement.
A real expert and a gentleman.
My highest and unconditional recommendation.
20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1979
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1979
Honors: Cum Laude
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1970
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Young Men’s Fellowship Halfway House, 1981 – Present
Going through a divorce does not necessarily mean you must go to court. A divorce can be resolved through informal negotiations between the two...
Contrary to the myth, you CAN get divorced without the signature of the spouse. One spouse’s lack of consent does not usually postpone or thwart...
If you are going through the divorce process (and are already legally separated) and have already entered into a property settlement agreement...
If an asset/property was obtained prior to marriage, it is considered private property and is owned by the original owner. If the original owner,...
In a divorce, a spouse is entitled to half of the Main wage earner’s pension even if it’s a lump sum pension; meaning that at any time, the...
In most cases, community property (property you both share) is divided equally between the spouses, while each spouse keeps his or her separate...