Saundra L Rice
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

Saundra L Rice
Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP
55 W Monroe St #990
Chicago IL 60603
Tel: 312 376-4441
Fax: 312 782-4247

Saundra L. Rice received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1996, and her undergraduate degree from Union College in 1993. While at Union College, Saundra graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the national Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She began practicing law at McDermott Will & Emery in 1996. Saundra was named a partner at McDermott Will & Emery in 2001, where she practiced in the area of domestic relations and family law until she formed Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP in January 2009.

Saundra was named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law by Law & Politics in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. She was also named to the Leading Lawyers Network in the category of Family Law in 2009. 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. In addition, Saundra serves on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Chapter of the Academy. Saundra also was selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law.

Saundra co-authored a chapter on Dissipation of Marital Assets in Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in Divorce. She has also presented to the Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Matrimonial Law Section in the area of grandparent visitation, has lectured at the Family Law Institute of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and at the Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce Seminar 2009.

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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