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Firm Overview

Top-Notch Dedicated Chicago Family Law Firm

Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC brings together some of the top family law attorneys from Chicago and the surrounding region. Our firm strives to be a leading family law firm representing the needs of executives, professionals, business owners and people from all backgrounds throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, and Kane counties.

Our family law firm has all your bases covered no matter what your needs, from high net worth property division and spousal support to the resolution of high conflict child custody disputes, including custodial interference and international child abduction cases decided under the Hague Convention. Our team includes attorneys trained and experienced in mediation, collaborative practice, litigation and appeals, so that no matter where your case takes you, we’ll have the knowledge, skills and abilities to foster a resolution that meets your needs efficiently and effectively.

Our Philosophy Sets the Stage

Our firm’s philosophy has been to bring together some of the best family law attorneys in Chicago under one roof with the skills and dedication to guide clients through an emotional and difficult time in their lives by providing practical, sage advice and excellent representation in or out of court. We are client-focused and results-driven because nothing matters more than family, and our family law firm wants to be part of the solution to the challenges you are facing.

Our People Make the Difference

Jacalyn Birnbaum has been a Fellow of the prestigious, invitation-only American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1998, and she has long been active in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Family Law Council. With over 30 years of experience in the practice of family law, Ms. Birnbaum gladly devotes her time to guiding adults and children toward a new chapter in their lives.

Stuart G. Gelfman is another partner in our firm who is a Fellow at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Gelfman is also an Approved Family Mediator, guardian ad litem, and child representative. Trained in collaborative practice, Mr. Gelfman excels in representing the interests of children and offering emotional guidance to all his clients experiencing difficult family law situations.

Molly A. Sharma has been a licensed attorney since 2004 and since has become one of the most prominent attorneys in family law. Ms. Sharma is active in professional organizations at the local, state and national levels and is active in the Chicago community as well. Ms. Sharma has particular expertise in international custody disputes and Hague convention cases and is considered the “go-to” attorney when these issues arise.

Matthew C. Arnoux has 38 years and counting in the practice of Illinois family law. His representation in numerous appellate cases has helped shaped the law and legal landscape in Illinois regarding child support and custody. Mr. Arnoux is a certified child representative who has often been appointed by Domestic Relations judges to represent the interests of children in family law matters. Mr. Arnoux also has particular expertise in drafting prenuptial agreements and dealing with property and spousal support issues, particularly including the tracing, characterizing, and valuing of property and examining the experts in that field.

Along with the firm’s named partners, Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux maintains a roster of numerous other partners and associates recognized as Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Illinois Leading Lawyers from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and more. Our skilled and talented family law attorneys come from diverse backgrounds not just in the law but in social work, real estate, public defense, counseling and other areas that add value and depth to the firm’s practice and commitment to our clients.

Contact Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC

Contact Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC for all your family law needs in Chicago and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you, and helping you achieve your goals.

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