Our DuPage County & Cook County law firm is fully committed to delivering the best legal services for clients. Whether our lawyers are handling a high-profile divorce case or a serious murder trial, we are fully dedicated to meeting your needs and protecting your rights.
We have two office locations, in Woodridge and Chicago, and we serve clients throughout the state of Illinois. Our DuPage County family law and criminal defense attorneys are respected in the courtroom and often receive referrals from past clients and other lawyers.
We are entirely focused in family law and criminal law at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., and we have unique knowledge of how these two legal areas overlap in certain circumstances and how they each affect one another. Our experience in both these areas makes our team uniquely qualified to handle your family law or criminal case.
When you are facing a serious legal matter, you want to know that the attorney representing your interests knows what to expect and how to build an effective legal strategy. We are seasoned trial lawyers in both criminal law and family law, and have a proven track record in court. Clients come to our firm because of our abilities, knowledge of the law and the level of individualized services we provide for our clients.
From divorce to child custody and all points in between, we help our clients with all aspects of family law.
Being charged with a crime can have major consequences. Our legal team provides aggressive legal representation to make sure you are treated fairly.
Divorce is never easy, but with an experienced attorney representing you, you can be sure your interests are being protected.
Our attorneys fight to make sure your life isn’t disrupted by a DUI charge.
A parent’s responsibilities and time with their child are invaluable. We’re here to help you make sure your and your child’s needs are being met.
Wolfe & Stec offers clients many legal services. We encourage you to find out more about what we can do for you.
When families disintegrate, the emotional and financial results can be devastating. Divorce, child custody disputes, and many other family law issues that arise are sensitive and life-changing. The experienced and compassionate Illinois family law attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., always focus on our clients’ needs and feelings, and we work to resolve the issues they are facing in the most effective and efficient manner.
Family law is complex and encompasses a range of issues related to the family structure. Family laws also address controversial issues such as abortion rights and same-sex marriage, and also criminal matters like domestic violence and child abuse. Illinois family laws may differ somewhat from those in other states. This is why you need a well seasoned Family Law Attorney on your side that can help guide you through the myriad laws that deal with family issues.
At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we made our reputation one client at a time, and we put every ounce of our ability into every case. There are no ready-made solutions in divorce and family law – every case needs to be considered on its own merit. There is no charge for the first consultation. Delaying could complicate or worsen your situation. Contact our team, today.
Being accused of a crime is bad enough, but if you are convicted, your life could be changed forever. The experienced and seasoned Illinois criminal law attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., understand the seriousness of your situation and offer aggressive representation for clients facing criminal charges.
When you are accused of a crime in Illinois, you need to hire the best criminal defense attorney that you can find. Your case may seem impossible, but with skillful representation you have a chance. Remember, the law places a heavy burden on the government, and you have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you are accused of a crime in Illinois, your life could be on the line. A conviction will mean a criminal record that will be with you forever.
Don’t delay — contact us for help today at 630-305-0222 if you have been accused of any criminal charges. Our Illinois drug crimes lawyers represent clients in DuPage County, Will County, Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and the Greater Chicagoland area in Illinois. Your free initial consultation can be scheduled at our office.
At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we are aware of the challenges involved in resolving family law and defense cases. Our team is committed to open communication and developing a strong relationship with each of our clients. We are good listeners and provide honest answers to questions our clients have.
We have law offices in DuPage County (Woodridge, IL) and Cook County (Chicago) offering free consultations.
Natalie was very helpful in my divorce and custody case. She was consistent, reliable and timely-- I felt like I had a wonderful advocate at every stage.
Marc Wolfe is the finest criminal defense attorney I have encountered in my 28 plus years of practrice. He is an expert trial attorney who not only knows how to defend a client aggresively, but also has a wonderful human side which lends itself to empathizing with his clients. If you are seeking an experienced, aggessive and caring attorney, I would recommend Marc Wolfe without reservation or qualification.
Natalie helped me throughout my divorce process. She took the time to explain my situation, the 'pro's and con's', course of action, and after actions of the divorce. She was easy to communicate with via email and scheduled phone times. Natalie is very knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She made my divorce process much easier to go through. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Mr. Wolfe helped me with a very difficult post-judgment divorce matter. I had been told that it looked pretty bad for me. But Mr. Wolfe saw things differently. He saw the "big picture" and came up with solutions that made sense and helped me and my children keep our home. Due to his experience, knowledge of the law, and strategic abilities, I highly recommend Mr. Wolfe.
I highly endorse Mr. Wolfe. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!
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