Cecilia Hynes Griffin
Chicago Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Lawyers, Chicago, IL

* Divorce:
- Marriage dissolution
- Pre-divorce planning
- Legal separation
- Property division
- Maintenance/Alimony
- Custody matters
- Post-divorce modifications

* Domestic Violence:
- Orders of protection
- Harassment issues

* Child Custody:
- Parental rights
- Visitation
- Child support
- Removal of children to another state
- Grandparent visitation rights
- Guardianship
- Paternity issues

* Adoption:
- Adoption by a relative

* Nuptial & Partnership Arrangements:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
- Domestic-partnership agreements

Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Cecilia Hynes Griffin
Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP
55 W Monroe St #990
Chicago IL 60603
Tel: 312 782-4244
Fax: 312 782-4247
E-mail: cgriffin@gmrfamilylaw.com

Cecilia Hynes Griffin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a law degree from Loyola University in Chicago. Cecilia began practicing law in 1990 at Rudnick and Wolfe, now known as DLA Piper, in the areas of environmental and real estate law. Since 1992 she has practiced family law exclusively and, in 2003, formed Griffin & McCarthy, LLP, as one of two founding partners. Now known as Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, the firm is an eight attorney boutique law firm practicing exclusively in the area of family law.

Cecilia has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of family law by Law & Politics. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Admission to this national organization requires extensive oral and written testing, and peer and judicial recommendations. Cecilia also has served on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Chapter of the Academy. In addition, Cecilia has served on the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and was the editor of the Section's family law newsletter. Cecilia is a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles on family law topics.

Cecilia is frequently appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County to act as a child representative in custody and visitation proceedings. She also is trained and certified to practice collaborative law and is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute.

Located downtown, we concentrate in the complex legal and financial matters of divorce, including those pertaining to sports figures, business owners, investment bankers, and medical and dental professionals. Our attorneys have more than seven decades of combined experience in domestic legal disputes, which have involved multi-million-dollar estates. Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP provides legal services to clients in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties in Illinois.
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