Gretchen began practicing law in the state of Illinois in January of 1988. Although she has practiced in a number of legal areas, she has represented individuals in family law cases throughout her career. In 1998, Gretchen formed her own firm and limited her practice to family law cases in Lake County, Illinois.
The Law Office of Gretchen E. Fisher currently handles divorce, paternity, and child support cases, as well as post-decree litigation (modification and enforcement of Judgments) in those areas.
I have found that by putting as much effort into the latter goal, my clients are able to make better decisions, with more foresight, during, and are able to be more independent after, the litigation or legal process. I insist that my client be my partner throughout the case. I keep my client informed of the process and explain the situation and my client’s options at every turn. I ask that my client participate in this process as well by gathering the information he or she can gather and making the decisions that will affect him or her long-term. This team approach does not appeal to every individual, and I would be the first to say that I am not the right attorney for every client.
For those individuals who want to be productively involved in their legal process, which will so profoundly affect their future, however, I would very much like to be of service.