Strategic Divorce

900 N. Shore Drive
Suite 220
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

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(847) 234-4445

Strategic Divorce

Strategic Divorce

Welcome To Strategic DivorceTM - Your Illinois Family Law Firm

Providing you with strategic planning and counsel for divorce, child custody disputes, and more.

We know that emotions can run high in divorce, and you may be feeling anger, sadness, or disappointment. These emotions can increase conflict and make the divorce process even harder for you and your family.

Unfortunately, there are attorneys who count on this conflict and emotional turmoil to increase their revenue. We aren’t one of those law firms!

Our attorneys are experienced in alternative ways of reaching a divorce settlement in Illinois, such as mediation and negotiation, which create a more peaceful and amicable process for you and your loved ones. Divorce is certainly a challenge — but that does not mean it has to ruin your family or your finances.

Some cases may need to go to trial to obtain a fair outcome, and our attorneys prepare each case for the possibility of trial. If the other side is unreasonable, we are ready to take your case as far as you wish for it to go. However, we help you understand how judges have ruled in cases similar to yours so you can be tactical and avoid wasteful conflict.

At Strategic DivorceTM, we are passionate about family law and devoted to helping you and your family find a resolution that will last. Our professional family law firm offers tailored services to ensure that your specific needs are met. We are dedicated to protecting your family, finances, and assets using our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of family law.

Michone J. Riewer – Family And Matrimonial Law Attorney Illinois

Michone J. RiewerTM

Managing Partner

Michone J. RiewerTM has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has built an impressive firm, Strategic DivorceTM, specializing in complex and high-net-worth divorces. Her practice also includes the areas of post-judgment modification, parenting time, parental decision-making, maintenance, and civil litigation. Riewer has additional experience in corporate law and estate planning. She holds a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Riewer leads her team with confidence to find solutions and focus on clients’ goals. “We have the legal and financial expertise to help clients obtain the best possible solution without creating unnecessary drama, acrimony, or attorney’s fees,” she says. Divorce can be adversarial, and Riewer and her team strive to help clients recognize that working toward an amicable settlement will cost less financially and emotionally. The firm uses their knowledge of complex financial structures to help their clients, many of whom are high-net-worth individuals, business owners, and professionals, equitably divide complicated assets. Riewer communicates the complex process of divorce and the law to clients in a way that allows the client to be informed and make decisions confidently. “It is very gratifying to be able to assist our clients with creating a plan to resolve their divorce issues and helping them move forward toward their future,” she adds. “Being a divorce attorney allows me to do this every day. We help people through the hardest time of their lives.”

Protecting Your Rights In Divorce And Custody Disputes

Your family is unique, and so are the issues and legal cases that involve your family matters. Finding the right team of attorneys to represent you during a difficult time will help you and your family transition into the next phase of your lives.

At Strategic DivorceTM, our attorneys handle every aspect of divorce from marital property division and spousal maintenance, to child custody and support. We also handle post-decree modifications such as relocation or changes in custody.
Every divorce is different because every family is different. If a divorce is in your future, it’s important to proceed with a clear understanding of your rights under Illinois law.

Each aspect of the divorce is a puzzle piece that needs to be handled strategically and with careful regard to your overall goals. When you work with Strategic DivorceTM, our attorneys will be there to advise you every step of the way and ensure that your rights are protected.

Client Testimonials

“Very well known, loved, and respected by the judges.”

Luis A.

Our Approach To Family Law: Understanding Your Family And Goals

Your family has distinct circumstances and goals that merit a thoughtful and deliberate approach. We take the time to understand your particular family dynamics and the situation your family is facing, and work with you to build an effective plan.

At Strategic DivorceTM in Lake Bluff, IL, finding the solution to your family’s needs is our priority. We serve Lake County, Illinois, and the surrounding counties, specializing in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, alimony (spousal maintenance), and more.

We understand that your case will affect your future, which is why we customize our services to fit your individual needs and concerns. Our Family Law attorneys are ready to serve you and your family through each step of the legal process.


Divorce is stressful, and it can be traumatic for the individuals involved. Couples going through a divorce are faced with the uncertainty of their financial future, homes, possessions, and their children’s future.

At Strategic DivorceTM, our objective is to help you through your divorce in a respectful and non-adversarial way. It is essential to have a divorce attorney who is skilled at negotiating settlements and trying cases in court on your behalf. Divorce can be messy, but with the right divorce attorney at your side, many complications can be overcome.

Everyone in a divorce setting deserves to be heard, and we’ll make sure that you understand your options during your divorce. Your particular circumstances require special care and attention in order to meet your specific goals and needs.

Working with the right divorce attorney will ease your stress and make the process much more bearable. It can be challenging to accurately predict what the outcome will be in a divorce case, but at Strategic DivorceTM in Lake Bluff, IL, our attorneys will guide you in the right direction.

Post-Decree/Post-Divorce Disputes

Under appropriate circumstances, individuals may seek a modification of custody or parenting time, child support, maintenance, and other financial rights and obligations. Whether you would like to modify a previous arrangement or defend against the other party’s modifications, our team is ready to assist you.

Changes in your or your former partner’s personal, family, or financial circumstances may warrant a modification to your marriage dissolution or parenting agreement. Enforcement actions may become necessary if a party fails to pay child support or maintenance, does not follow the settlement agreement requirements, or interferes with the other parent’s visitation.

The attorneys at Strategic DivorceTM are highly adept at handling enforcement and modification issues in post-decree disputes. No matter what type of modifications are being sought, our firm can help you reach your goals effectively and efficiently.

Parentage & Paternity

An increasing number of couples are having children without entering into marriage. In these cases, the court may need to determine the biological father of the child in order to grant parental rights and responsibilities.

The rights and responsibilities of unmarried parents and their children are governed by the Illinois Parentage Act. Under Illinois law, the same rules regarding custody, parental responsibilities, and child support apply both to divorcing couples and unmarried parents.

At Strategic DivorceTM, our family law attorneys are well-versed in handling paternity and parentage, as well as child support and custody issues. Our primary consideration in these matters is how to best serve the interests of our clients and, most importantly, their children.

Orders Of Protection

Our family law attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with domestic violence issues and obtaining orders of protection and restraining orders for our clients and their children. If you or your children are the victims of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse, you can obtain legal protection through an order of protection or restraining order.

As a victim of abuse, you may feel helpless, confused, and afraid, but there are resources available to help you. Our attorneys will connect you with additional means of assistance, including mental health professionals and domestic violence support groups to provide you with maximum care and advocacy throughout this difficult process.

Strategic DivorceTM has also defended individuals accused of abuse or domestic violence. If you need to file an order of protection, or you are fighting allegations of domestic violence, reach out to our firm to see how we can best assist you.


While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please call our firm or complete the intake form below.

Put Our Legal Experience On Your Side

Going through a divorce or custody dispute is difficult, but you do not have to go through it alone. The family law attorneys at Strategic DivorceTM are here to offer compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel to help you and your family through this challenging time.

To ensure that we are accessible and available when you need us, we also offer evening and weekend appointments. Send us a message or give us a call at (847) 234-4445 to talk with one of our attorneys today!

Divorce Representation

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Child Support

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Divorce Mediation

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Property Division

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College Expenses

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Alimony (Maintenance)

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Child Custody

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Interstate Divorce

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Orders of Protection

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Parentage & Paternity

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Divorce Disputes

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Office Location

900 N. Shore Drive
Suite 220
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone: (847) 234-4445

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