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Monika Blacha

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Probate
  • Parentage & Visitation
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Maintenance
  • Post Decree Modifications
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Immigration
  • Adoption

Biography

Monika M. Blacha provides knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the difficult decisions that must be made when ending a relationship. Because she understands how stressful resolving divorce issues can be, Monika emphasizes a personal approach with every client, tailoring her legal strategies to each individual’s unique needs. She provides clear communication throughout so her clients understand their options and are always informed on the status of their case.

In addition to family law issues, Monika helps clients navigate the Illinois probate process if a loved one has died. Whether you are the executor of a will, or you wish to contest a will, Monika will protect your interests and advocate on your behalf.

Monika brings more than 20 years of experience to each case. She is a certified divorce mediator who works to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation or arbitration whenever possible. Doing so allows her to help her clients retain more control over the look and feel of their post-divorce life rather than leave these important decisions to the court. However, Monika also is a trial-tested lawyer who is always ready to advocate for a client in court if a fair agreement cannot be reached amicably.

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Published Works

  • Mandatory Compliance with 'Voluntary' Industry Marketing Codes, Law 360, October, 2008

Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2016, 2018-2021
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010, 2013 - 2014
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  • 2016 Top 100 Lawyer – ASLA
  • Legal Rach Verified
  • 2014 Top Attorney - NAFLA
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best in Customer Satisfaction 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction List 2018 -2020

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Representing Political Asylum Clients, 2000 to Present

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • Will County Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member , 1999 to Present
  • Kane county Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Founder & Managing Partner