Jennifer Ward

About Jennifer Ward

Jennifer R. Ward has exclusively practiced in the matrimonial and family law field for nearly 20 years. Furthermore, Ms. Ward is Adjunct Faculty at the John Marshall Law School teaching family law legal drafting to law students and has done so since 2005.

Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem for Cook and DuPage Counties: Tania K. Harvey of Ward Family Law, LLC

February, 2020 Announcement Tania K. Harvey has exclusively practiced in the matrimonial and family law field for nearly 17 years, which experience includes court appointments as a child representative, guardian ad litem and attorney for a child in Cook County since 2010. Ms. Harvey is now also included on the DuPage County list for court […]

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By Jennifer Ward | February 20, 2020 | General | 0 Comments

Podcast: Getting Split Ready – Civility During Divorce

When a marriage is ending, the common view is that the couple strongly dislikes each other. Sometimes divorce seems like two people put the gloves on and duke it out in a bare-knuckled fight. But that doesn’t need to be the case in your divorce. In fact, injecting civility into the process can often help […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: TANIA K. HARVEY OF WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC IS HONORED AS A LEADING LAWYER FOR 2020

Congratulations to our very own, Tania K. Harvey, who was recommended by her legal peers and approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board as a Leading Lawyer for 2020. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. This honorable distinction […]

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By Jennifer Ward | January 1, 2020 | General | 0 Comments

Chicago Divorce Planning for the New Year

With 2019 coming to an end, now is a great time to take a moment and think about the new year ahead. The new year signals a fresh start – the opportunity to change your approach, your mindset, and possibly, your life. If you find yourself in the midst or on the verge of a […]

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By Jennifer Ward | December 26, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

“Temporary Relief” during a pending Chicago Divorce Case

In most cases, a divorce is not an instantaneous action. The decision to file for divorce sets in motion a process, the result of which will eventually be the finalization of the divorce as evidenced by a comprehensive divorce decree. However, in contrast to other types of litigation which are focused on a single, solitary […]

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By Jennifer Ward | December 10, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

Tania Harvey participates in a live panel for “Getting Split Ready”

Ward Family Law, LLC is proud to announce that Tania Harvey is participating in a live panel for “Getting SplitReady.” Join Tania for an unscripted and honest discussion with other experts on a panel of top professionals and thought leaders about divorce and separation. Divorce is not an event, it is a process and, like […]

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By Jennifer Ward | December 9, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

Consensual Dispute Resolution in Chicago Divorce Cases

Divorce proceedings can take many forms – every case is different and every party to a divorce is different. Whether the issues involve complicated or straightforward assets, several children or no children at all, there are several different methods that the parties can employ to cross the finish line, and frequently, a single divorce proceeding […]

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By Jennifer Ward | November 22, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

Just in Case? Premarital Agreements and Chicago Divorce

Put simply, marital property is accumulated during a marriage and divided upon divorce. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act governs what property is deemed marital, and what factors are to be considered by the court in dividing said property. While these laws purport to be as clear as possible in an effort to […]

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By Jennifer Ward | November 7, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

Dissipation in Chicago Divorce: using marital funds for non-marital purposes

Division of marital property is an expected part of divorce. During the marriage, parties accumulate marital assets and marital liabilities, and these must all be allocated to one party or the other upon the conclusion of the proceeding. Pursuant to the terms of the parties’ divorce decree, whether by order of court or agreement of […]

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By Jennifer Ward | October 30, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

The Aftermath of Chicago Divorce

If you are contemplating a divorce or are in the beginning stages of a pending divorce, you are likely looking forward to the end of the process but you may not have contemplated the actual logistics of the eventual separation. While it is obvious that you and your spouse will divide your assets and debts […]

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By Jennifer Ward | October 4, 2019 | General | 0 Comments

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