Turning Legal Problems Into Solutions Since 1984

From our law offices in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, we serve clients throughout the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, including Lake and Cook counties. Attorney Rickey J. Ament, president and principal attorney at our firm, has more than 40 years of legal experience. We offer clients comprehensive family law services — whether you and your spouse agree on most issues, or you cannot agree on anything.

If you want to try to work out the issues surrounding your divorce without going to court, we can help. Rickey is a lawyer who is trained in divorce and certified in collaborative law. For spouses who want to work together to resolve issues, such as property division and alimony (spousal support), mediation may be the answer.

Both husband and wife can also each hire an attorney who is trained in collaborative law and vow to work out a marriage dissolution settlement without going to court. Mediation and collaborative law can be a less expensive, less stressful and a quicker means of resolving a family law dispute.

We understand that not all divorce issues and family law disputes can be resolved through mediation or collaboration. In those cases, attorney Ament is fully prepared to represent your interests in traditional litigation of disputes regarding child custody and visitation, and post-divorce changes in custody, child support or property division. We also help couples and individuals build their family through adoption and represent parents in paternity actions to establish the legal father of a child born outside of marriage. Our Buffalo Grove and Palatine family law firm also prepares and reviews prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements for clients about to get married or who are already married.