10760 West 143rd Street, Unit 63 | Orland Park, Illinois 60462

   Dedicated solely to the practice of Family Law

Orland Park Firm Handles Divorce and Other Family Law Matters

Accomplished attorneys respected by peers and professional colleagues

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s best law firms concentrating in family law, The Palmisano Law Group delivers outstanding advice and representation to Illinois clients.

The right lawyer has the experience to serve you effectively

For more than 45 years, our Orland Park firm has provided supportive and effective family law counsel to clients in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Our lawyers have the skill and experience, honed over decades of legal practice, to achieve successful results in all types of family law cases, including the following:

  • Divorce — The right legal guidance during a divorce can help you overcome a difficult time and start the next phase of your life on a positive note.
  • Child custody and visitation — In child custody and visitation matters, our attorneys seek creative ways to help parents establish a supportive environment and maintain strong bonds with their sons and daughters.   
  • Child support — Whether you’re dealing with a child support issue for the first time or require assistance with a modification or enforcement action, our lawyers will advocate for an appropriate resolution.
  • Spousal maintenance/alimony — Officially referred to as “maintenance” under Illinois law, alimony can cause serious conflicts among divorcing spouses. We assist both paying and recipient parties in negotiations and litigation over post-divorce payments.
  • Property distribution — When parties in a divorce cannot agree on a property division plan, the judge decides what is fair based on numerous factors. In these situations, our attorneys work to secure a favorable outcome for clients.
  • Post-divorce modification and enforcement — During post-divorce proceedings where a former spouse seeks to modify or enforce an existing order, we gather the relevant information and press to obtain the outcome our clients seek.
  • Protective orders — During matters involving allegations of domestic violence, our firm represents parties in civil proceedings where judges decide whether to issue a protective order.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements — Through the careful drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, we give prospective spouses and people who are already married the ability to protect themselves financially if their relationship ends in divorce.

However simple or complex your particular family law concern might be, we offer determined, compassionate, cost-effective counsel to help put you in the best possible position to move forward.  

The right lawyer goes the extra mile for you and your family

It is more than diligence and attention to detail that sets The Palmisano Law Group apart from other firms. Our willingness to make the extra effort enables us to secure excellent results for our clients. While we strive to settle disputes amicably, we are also prepared to engage in trial and appellate litigation when going to court is necessary to achieve the outcome you seek. Our goal is to provide you with superior legal services by keeping you fully informed of the status of your case and clearly outlining the applicable laws and your legal options.

The right attorney weighs every detail of your case

At The Palmisano Law Group, our attorneys understand that because no two families are exactly alike, every family law case is unique. We know that your case will involve specific challenges and complexities that demand personal attention. Our firm employs precise systems and procedures to develop the facts of your case so we can present legal arguments persuasively and advance your goals. Firm Principal James A. Palmisano has earned top ratings from numerous publications and professional groups, including an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of his legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with his work, and is rated in the top one percent of lawyers practicing in the area of family law by Best Lawyers. Partner Jennifer L. Clancy was named to the Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers organization, and Roland Ernst, of counsel to the firm, has practiced law for more than 30 years. Whether you are facing a divorce, a legal separation or a paternity action, the accomplished family lawyers at The Palmisano Law Group are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you.

Contact the right family law firm serving Orland Park, IL and vicinity

The Palmisano Law Group offers prospective clients a one-hour consultation. In this initial meeting, you can talk to an attorney about your specific family law issues and get pertinent feedback about our services and how we may be able to help. Call The Palmisano Law Group today at 708-966-4311 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.



  • Mr. Palmisano went above and beyond the call of duty in representing me in two separate but unrelated matters. His attention to detail was very thorough, but what I was most impressed with was the personal concern he demonstrated along every step of the way. I highly recommend Mr. Palmisano to anyone looking for a skilled attorney whose dedication to his clients is unparalleled.

    Show More - J.S., 2007
  • He never made me any promises, he responded to any questions I had, and he was easy to work with.

    - M.C., 2007
  • Mr. Palmisano came highly recommended to me and he did a great job handling my very complicated divorce. He returned my phones calls and kept me focused on what was important for my child and me. He always took the time out to listen to me and what I felt was important even if it wasn’t in the long run. I would recommend him to anyone who is going through a divorce and has children involved because he knows what he is talking about and will do his very best for you and your children.

    Show More - K.L., 2008
  • Mr. Palmisano is a great divorce attorney who fought very hard for me and helped me stay focused on what was really important to me, the well-being of my child. He is very fair and can help you see the big picture, which is difficult at times. He always returned my phone calls and kept me informed of what was going on in my case. Divorce is very difficult, and Mr. Palmisano was always there for me to help me get the best settlement possible. I would recommend him to anyone going through a complicated divorce. He was there for my son and I.

    Show More - P.M, 2009
  • I hired Mr. Palmisano during very trying times, after my previous lawyer withdrew from my case. He quickly took charge and pursued all of the outstanding discovery, and as a result, I received a very favorable settlement. Mr. Palmisano was also able to help me resolve several joint-parenting issues, and his fees were reasonable.

    Show More - D.M., 2009

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  • avvo

    Roland was the attorney for my 2.5 year review of my divorce decree. My first attorney knew divorce law well, however was not very good with unusual circumstances and understanding financials. Roland was an excellent listener and took...
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    — Client

  • lawyers

    Jennifer Clancy has represented me several times over the last couple of years, her up to date knowledge of Illnois family law added together with her determination has resulted in favorable court decisons, i highly recemmend Jennifer and...
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    — Client

  • google

    Jim is an extremely knowledgeable family law attorney who is responsive and cares about his clients!

    — Holly Kopin

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    — Ashley Rodriguez

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    Well recommend! Really happy with my case and he will fight for on what you want.

    — Adrian Rodriguez

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