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Contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern to Schedule a Consultation with an Illinois Family Law Attorney

After 25 years as a family law attorney, Attorney Laura M. Urbik Kern has held fast to her fundamental goal of protecting children who are often caught in the middle during and after the separation and divorce of their parents.

A mother of five, she has an equally deeply held commitment to the concept that clients' input should figure strongly into decision making during the process of a divorce. Parents know their own children's needs more fully than any unknown judge. For this reason, attorney Kern advocates the use of non-adversarial processes such as mediation and collaborative law during child custody negotiations.

Laura's personal motto is Garrison Keillor's statement, "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but whatever we do for them is never wasted." She also subscribes to this statement from Alex Haley: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."

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