A Team of Credible Attorneys
for Your Family Law Matters

From Michael’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

The law office of Michael L. Lodermeier, P.C. concentrates its practice on matrimonial and family law. We have offices located in Oakbrook Terrace and Chicago, IL, where we work on cases throughout the Chicagoland area.

We are regularly on trial for custody, visitation, and child support matters. Additionally, we represent clients in cases such as:

  • Highly Contested and Uncontested Divorces

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Drafting

  • Spousal Maintenance

  • Legal Separation

  • Property Division and
    Equitable Distribution

  • Modification of Prior Court Orders

  • Enforcement and Violation of Current Court Orders

Our Services


Divorce is stressful for all parties, including children. Whether it has come quickly or is a result of long-standing problems, you don’t want the process to drag on, prolonging the uncertainty.

Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Questions about child custody and visitation may arise in situations such as divorce, dissolution of marriage, and establishing paternity or parentage.

Visitation/Parenting Time

Child visitation rights are some of the most contentious aspects of a divorce or parentage action. The care of minor children is always of primary importance to parents, and this portion of the divorce usually takes longer to decide than the division of marital assets.

Property Division

Property division can be one of the most hostile aspects of going through a divorce. Illinois is an “equitable distribution” state in which the court must impartially divide the property accumulated during the marriage.

Child Support

Child support determinations made at the time of divorce or during a paternity case can affect both parents and children. It is applicable until the child’s emancipation at the age of 18 or graduation from high school.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, alimony, or spousal maintenance is the continued payment made from one spouse to another to maintain a certain standard of living after a divorce. In addition to child custody issues or division of property, it is one of the most contentious issues that parties may face.


Family law often involves very personal matters. It includes legal concerns relating to paternity testing, child custody, and visitation rights for fathers, which are often emotional and contentious.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges can have a serious impact on legal determinations in family law cases. It may prevent you from custody or visitation rights.


“Michael is an incredible lawyer. He is very intelligent and well prepared for court. He listens to his clients with empathy and a desire to provide the best legal service. He is highly respected by other lawyers and judges throughout Chicago.”

— Reginald,

AVVO Reviewer

“This is the lawyer anyone would want and I am truly grateful for all he did for me and my family. Mr. Lodermeier met every need during a very stressful time for my family. He went above and beyond to answer any questions I had. Always a quick response. He is a very down to earth and don’t waste your time or money. I will forever have this man in my corner and highly recommend him for anyone I know. Just a wonderful experience working with him. I cannot say enough of nice things about this man.”

— Louis,

AVVO Reviewer

“Michael was extremely helpful regarding a child support issue that I encountered a few years after my divorce was finalized. His advice allowed both sides to reach a settlement that helped to avoid a potentially lengthy litigation. For matters related to divorce, I would highly recommend Michael.”

— Dave,

AVVO Reviewer

“Mr. Lodermeier is very professional. He did a QDRO and closing for me. He has done a lot of work for my friends and family. He made every effort to make sure my case was handled properly.”

— Yvette,

AVVO Reviewer

“Highly Recommended

I found Mike by 2 friends who had nothing but good things to say about him. You can add me to that list. He made the divorce process extremely manageable. Whenever I was feeling stressed he calmed me down. In court he was in full control and always well prepared. I would recommend him to anyone faced with a divorce.”

— Tom,

AVVO Reviewer

“A legal partner, not just a “lawyer”

Michael represented me in two specific cases regarding custody of my boys. The first case resulted in my winning custody from my ex wife, who later tried to file an emergency motion to regain custody and failed (the second case).

I never felt like Michael was a “lawyer” when we talked. He was a consultant, a partner, explained his strategy every step of the way so we were on the same page. And he never forced his opinion on me. He laid out several ideas and spoke in detail of the advantages/ disadvantages of each approach.

In the courtroom, he was strong and confident, without being egotistical.

Michael was always made himself available to me. I knew he had a heavy case load in both instances, but I felt as though I was his *only* client and this was the *only* case he was working.”

— Bryan,

AVVO Reviewer

“highly recommend Michael

Michael is an excellent attorney and I could not have asked for anyone better to represent me during a difficult time. He’s smart, thorough, and professional.”

— Rachel,

AVVO Reviewer

“A true professional”

“ Michael has represented me for over a year. He is extremely knowledgeable and efficient. All communication with him and his staff has been clear and concise. Michael is a dedicated attorney that truly cares about his clients and the matters they bring to him. He is approachable with any questions and concerns no matter how small and responds in a timely manner. I am very pleased with my representation.”

— Michael V.,

AVVO Reviewer

“He was very helpful in getting divorce finalize in 7 months after I met him. Was able to help me get what is financially fair for me and the children. I recommended him to a friend who is going through a divorce but not happy with her lawyer. Michael helped me stand my ground when my ex was pressuring me to give him more of my retirement money.”

— Anonymous.,

AVVO Reviewer

“A cut above the rest! Excellent!”

“Very knowledgeable and can handle any kind of complicated family law issue with ease. He saved me a lot of frustration from the other party. I highly recommend this lawyer.”

— Timothy,

AVVO Reviewer

“Efficient, Knowledgeable, and a True Professional”

“ Michael is not only a great attorney but he is like a friend who is looking out for the best interest in his clients. He was recommended by a friend and I am very satisfied with his work. He is great with communication and I never had to wait more than a few hours for a response. He is knowledgeable and explained every detail within my case. Thank you Michael!”

— Erica,

AVVO Reviewer

“Excellent family lawyer”.”

 I used Michael for my divorce. He came recommended to me by an attorney friend. I was very pleased with Michael's legal advice and follow-thru. He was pragmatic and professional in his work - not combative with my ex-wife. I would use him again if I ever need a family lawyer again.”

— Steve,

AVVO Reviewer


“Mr. Lodermeier was honest and helpful. He listened and wanted to make sure I was making a rash decision based on hurt feelings.”

— Colleen,

AVVO Reviewer

“I hired Michael as my attorney for my divorce. Michael is prompt, intelligent, kind, and takes time to guide you through the entire process. His experience coupled with his compassion is exactly what you want when navigating such a confusing and emotional situation. I highly recommend him!”

— Anonymous,

AVVO Reviewer

"A Trustworthy Advocate”

“ Michael was an excellent attorney and created the best case scenario for my daughter and I. Michael communicated extremely well during the entire process by phone & email. He was always clear on the goals and options that we had in front of us and I trusted his advice due to his open communication.
If you are battling over custody or visitation, I can't emphasize enough that Michael will advocate...”

— Anonymous,

AVVO Reviewer

“Professional and knowledgeable”

“Michael was extremely professional and helpful during my divorce. He made me feel confident with the proceedings and always kept me up to date during the process. Whenever I needed to contact him with a question or concern he was almost always available or would contact me back within a short amount of time.”

— Anonymous,

AVVO Reviewer

"Honesty is the best policy”

“ Michael was very honest throughout the process including expectations, possible outcomes, options, costs, etc. He always responded quickly to emails and phone calls. Very approachable and explained things in laymen's terms.”

— Pamela,

AVVO Reviewer

“Michael did a great job of being open and honest with how to proceed with a divorce. I did not feel rushed or pressured and he was very patient. Michael was clear on costs related to divorce and made sure I was (and continues to make sure that I am ) treated fairly. I have friends going through divorces and child custody hearings that are in thousands of dollars of debt and I'm so thankful to have had a lawyer that was accurate and to the point.”

— Lisa,

AVVO Reviewer

“Michael and his team have been very diligent throughout every single step of the way. Focusing on the fact that hand and making sure fact of the matter are to the point. Him and his team are very thorough and honest and would recommend to anyone seeking assistance in the matter”

— Kyle,

AVVO Reviewer