MEET JUDGE MATHEIN
Hon. Veronica B. Mathein, Ret. obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Since then, she has completed Comprehensive Mediation Certification from the John Paul Jones Group for the Circuit Court of Cook County and has received the Diploma of Humanities and Judging from the American Academy of Judicial Education.
After serving as a Domestic Relations judge and attorney for over 32 years, Judge Mathein has established a cost-effective, flexible and comprehensive approach to facilitating the resolution of disputes in family law cases, whether the issues are large or small.
In her 20-year career on the bench, Judge Mathein has presided over and settled thousands of cases involving virtually all aspects of Family Law. She is recognized for her professionalism, integrity, patience, efficiency, diligence and keen legal ability.
She will customize her mediation methods to your needs.
Judge Mathein will meet with you in her downtown Chicago office or she can arrange to meet with you at your attorney’s office. In addition, she has access to offices in the Northwest and Southwest Suburbs for your convenience.
✦Allocation and modification of parental responsibility and parenting time; parenting plans
✦Relocation and exclusive possession
✦Non-parent, step-parent and grandparent issues
✦Child support and college issues
✦Educational and extra-curricular expenses
✦Special needs children
✦Substance abuse and mental health issues
✦LGBT and non-traditional families
✦Property issues, including valuation, distribution reimbursement and contribution of marital and non-marital property
✦Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
✦Debt classification and allocation
✦Attorneys' fees and experts' costs
Oftentimes at the beginning of a case, hearings involving temporary child support, temporary maintenance, temporary restraining orders, temporary parental responsibility, temporary exclusive possession of the marital home and myriad other issues that should be immediately addressed, may take months to adjudicate or resolve in court.
In addition, your case may become stalled because of discovery issues (compliance and management), and/or single issues that are difficult to resolve.
Let Judge Mathein mediate these important matters in abbreviated two, three or four hour sessions.