Family Law Legal Representation With Personal Advocacy

We are a full-service law firm that helps guide you throughout your family law proceedings.

The Right Firm For Your Family Law Case

A divorce or custody case is often more complex than it appears on the surface. In most cases, either of these matters may require you to address a host of other legal issues. That’s why you need more than a divorce lawyer. You need a family law attorney.

We handle family law the right way.
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Recognized By The Legal Community

We devote our practice to Illinois family law, and attorney Michael Gauthier has been awarded and recognized by various legal associations for his advocacy and ethics.
10 Best | 2017 | Attorney Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
Martindale-Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated For High Professional Achievement
America's Most Honored Professionals | Top 5 Percent
Avvo Rating | 10 Superb | Top Attorney Divorce
Avvo | Client's Choice Award 2026 | Michael J. Gauthier | 5 stars
National Association of Distinguished Counsel | Nation's Top One Percent | 2017 | NADC
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40
2015 Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 | American Society of Legal Advocates


Information about divorce, asset division, alimony and more

Child Custody

Custody topics for divorcing parents and never-married parents

Post-Judgment Modifications

Modifying orders of custody, parenting time and child support


Guidance and counsel from a certified divorce mediator


Child Custody

Post-Judgment Modifications


A Personable Attorney With Compassion For Clients

Attorney Michael Gauthier has more to offer than just his legal skills and experience. He is often also praised by clients for his warm personality and professionalism. When you hire our firm, you can expect a relaxed atmosphere where you are free to discuss your goals and concerns while knowing your case is being handled professionally and responsibly.

When possible, we try to resolve family law issues through peaceful negotiation or mediation. This approach saves time, money and stress. But if and when a tougher approach is needed, Mike will not hesitate to fight for your best interests.

Michael Gauthier

A lifelong resident of northern Illinois; Mike earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Attorney Michael J. Gauthier

Client Testimonials

Over 150 Five Star Reviews on Google and Avvo

5 stars

A Vernon Hills Law Firm Serving Clients In Lake County And McHenry County