Christopher J. Maurer
Wheaton
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10.0Christopher J. Maurer

Christopher J. Maurer

Phone: 630-653-9400
Fax: 630-653-9450

Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney, in practice since 1997, who has focused his practice in the area of family law including all aspects of divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, complex financial litigation, and business divorces), paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, visitation enforcement, determination and enforcement of child support and maintenance (formerly known as “alimony”), grandparent rights, and disputes over permanent removal of children from Illinois.

In addition to successfully litigating and resolving contested custody disputes for his clients, Christopher J. Maurer also represents the interests of the children that are the subject of such disputes in his capacity as a Guardian ad Litem.  Christopher is certified by the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits of Illinois to represent children in such cases and is regularly appointed by the Court to make recommendations as to the best interest of the children on issues of custody and visitation.

Christopher J. Maurer is a Certified Illinois Mediator for Domestic Relations cases for the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois.  In this neutral capacity, Christopher works with both parties to facilitate an agreement on any disputed issues.

In addition to being a seasoned trial court litigator, Christopher J. Maurer has substantial appellate litigation experience, having won several cases on appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court, one of which was a defamation case which was sent back to the trial court, resulting in a $1.7 million verdict in favor of his client upon retrial, and another of which upheld the validity of a post-nuptial agreement to the benefit of his client.

Christopher J. Maurer also assists clients in developing their estate plans (wills, living trusts, powers of attorney for health care, powers of attorney for property) to ensure that their assets are protected during their lifetimes and after their deaths. Christopher utilizes estate planning tools to meet his clients' goals of avoiding probate, reducing or avoiding estate taxes, nominating guardians of children, and protecting assets from creditors. Christopher also represents administrators, executors, heirs and guardians in various guardianship and probate proceedings, including complex estates.  Using his estate planning knowledge and experience, Christopher has given Basics of Estate Planning seminars to various groups in the northwest suburbs.

Christopher J. Maurer is admitted to practice before courts in the State of Illinois as well as the following Federal courts:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois Trial Bar

Christopher J. Maurer is a member of the following Bar Associations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage Chapter

In 1994, Christopher received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also did work for Habitat for Humanity, the Daily Illini Newspaper, and WPGU Radio. Mr. Maurer earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago's School of Law in 1997, where he was an active member of the College's International Law Program and Organization.

Christopher J. Maurer is a lifelong resident of the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He practices primarily from Anderson & Associates' Wheaton office and represents clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and the other surrounding areas.

For a consultation with Christopher J. Maurer, call the Wheaton office at (630) 653-9400 to set up an appointment, or contact him by email at maurer@aandalaw.com.

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