It happens every day. Clients going through a divorce, or any family law matter, change lawyers during their case. It’s simply a fact of life. Sometimes the lawyer just doesn’t get the intricacies of divorce court or, perhaps, the client and the lawyer just don’t get along.
Madeline Lloyd understands that family law is a complex area of law that requires compassion and zealous advocacy. Ms. Lloyd engages in client-centered practice because she recognizes that each client has a unique problem they are facing. Ms. Lloyd works with clients to fully understand the complexities of their cases and craft a custom approach to their legal issues. Ms. Lloyd takes pride in recognizing how difficult and emotional divorces can be, especially when there are children involved. Clients comes to Ms. Lloyd during some of the most difficult times of their lives, and she acts as a fierce and loyal advocate for her clients while always maintaining a high level of skill and compassion.
Ms. Lloyd is dedicated to assisting clients through all stages of litigation, including allocating parental responsibilities, calculating maintenance and child support, dividing finances and property, and defining marital and non-marital property. Ms. Lloyd believes in a settlement-based approach, so as to save clients resources and resolve their matters expediently. This approach is crucial in family law as many clients are fighting for the things that matter most- their homes, their property, and their children. However, when settlement through resolution will not bring her clients the optimum result, Ms. Lloyd is prepared to bring her cases to trial and will battle zealously for her clients.
Ms. Lloyd practices in areas of divorce and family law including premarital and postnuptial agreements, child support, child custody (principally in matters involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act) visitation, maintenance, property division, financial matters, parentage matters and post-judgment issues such as enforcement and modification of judgments. Additionally, Ms. Lloyd has experience in Illinois appellate litigation and is prepared to guide her clients through the complicated appellate process should they seek to appeal their case.
An area of great importance to Ms. Lloyd are cases involving children. Too often, parents use children as leverage over their spouses in an attempt to further their own interests in divorce proceedings. Ms. Lloyd believes all legal decisions should always be made in the best interests of the children, and she will work with her clients to shield their children from the ugliness of divorce as much as possible.
Madeline Lloyd is a member of the Illinois bar and has focused her legal career and practice exclusively in the area of family law. Ms. Lloyd received her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif—a national legal honor society whose members are chosen based on exceptional academic performance while in law school. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and graduated with departmental distinction.
Ms. Lloyd is originally from the Chicago suburbs and now lives in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Ms. Lloyd enjoys running, spending time with her family and friends, exploring craft breweries in Chicago, and she has recently begun brewing her own beer.
- Chicago-Kent College of Law - J.D.
Magna Cum Laude
- University of Illinois - B.S.
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