Divorce Lawyer in Lake County, IL

For more than 20 years as a divorce lawyer in Lake County, IL, Deanna Bowen has served the family law needs of clients facing a divorce. Her experience provides you with the insights needed to uncomplicate the legal headaches often associated with getting a divorce. If you are in need of a divorce attorney in Lake County and Gurnee, IL then Deanna J. Bowen is the best choice for you. She offers several services that can help make your divorce go smoothly. She has been in practice as a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years and knows how to navigate the complications that often come along with the divorce process. Armed with Ms. Bowen’s skill, knowledge, and fortitude, our firm works tirelessly to represent our clients in a wide variety of marital dissolutions, including:

  • Contested Divorce

  • Division of Property

  • Uncontested Divorce

  • Separation
  • Parental Responsibility & Support
  • Post-Judgment Modifications

Contested Divorce

Divorces can get messy, even under the best of circumstances. Throughout the course of the proceedings, you need to have a trusted divorce lawyer standing by you every step of the way. That’s exactly what you will get when you work with Deanna J. Bowen.

Uncontested Divorce

Not all divorces are one-sided and based in contention. Many divorces are uncontested, meaning both parties are in agreement that it is best to dissolve the relationship and agree on all issues related to the divorce. In cases like this, our office will make the process as easy as possible by taking care of all the paperwork and make sure the process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Allocation of Parental Responsibility and Support

Allocation of parental responsibility and support are commonly contested in divorce cases. It is wise to have a divorce lawyer helping you navigate the process. Deanna and her staff will fight for your rights and make sure you are fairly compensated for the needs of your child and that you don’t make over-payments if you are in a position where you have to make support payments.

Division of Property

Other than settling issues regarding the children and any support payments, dividing the marital property is another important task. Issues with the property are often fraught with complications along the way. Deanna and her staff are experts at making sure your property is divided fairly, whether it requires selling the property outright or one party buying the other out. Our office has seen it all and is ready to help you with your property division needs.

Post-Judgment Modifications

Although it would be great if the process came to a conclusion with the entry of the final decree, often that’s not the case. Deanna and her staff will carry your divorce case through to the end. When instances such as modifying child or spousal support payments, changing visitation schedules, or rearranging allocation of parental responsibility agreements, our Divorce lawyer will be there to support you and work for you the whole way through.

By fostering trusted relationships that are built upon direct one-on-one counsel, we offer our clients forthright and candid assessments of their individual divorce. By knowing you, we know the specifics of your case, allowing us to then deliver the legal strategy that is uniquely tailored to you and that divorce judges find invaluable when also assessing your case.

Our personalized approach ultimately enables us to help you understand your rights, as well as the legal options available to you in protecting them during your divorce. You can depend on us to help you choose wisely from those options even when the law itself may be unclear or still developing on a particular issue. If you need a divorce attorney in Lake County and Gurnee, IL, give us a call and see how we can help you.

Agreed Divorce

A shorter process and less hassle.

Allocation of Parental Responsibility

Representation tailored for you.



Fast & Low-Stress Resolutions

Deanna Bowen has filed a large number of uncontested divorces and she has the experience of addressing just about any possible problem that arises. Her experience helps our office to adjust and to tailor our uncontested divorce services to provide fast, low-stress resolutions for clients in Lake County, Illinois..




I came to Deanna as a 22-year-old father in need of a divorce and hoping desperately to attain custody of my infant daughter. Deanna and her staff not only helped me reach my goal but in addition, guided me each step of the way and explained every detail to me. Deanna’s amazing performance in the courtroom, persistence, confidence in my case, and dedication were all vital to our success. The entire office went the extra mile for me and my daughter and I am thrilled with the outcome.

Thomas S.

As many know divorce is a stressful and very emotional time. I can’t say enough about how Ms. Bowen was there to support me throughout all the ups and downs. She provided me timely advice which in hindsight was spot on. She was able to make a very stressful time seem manageable. I highly recommend her as I believe you could not do better with anyone else. Her fee for service is in line or below most others and she even reduced my final bill purely out of compassion for my overall situation. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her.

Michael M.

I had been in and out of court for over 10 years with a different lawyer. My ex-husband enjoyed taking me back to court for frivolous things (part of his control and harassment). Each time it was a humiliating experience. Each time I felt that the odds were against me and nobody ever really listened to my concerns. I had some very serious concerns about the welfare of my child in the care of an abusive father with a substance abuse problem. This last time my ex-husband took me back to court, I was fed up. I got rid of my lawyer and went to Deanna Bowen. It was the best decision I have ever made! Deanna understood my concerns and worked diligently to protect me and my son. The family court system is very frustrating, but Deanna was reassuring and in the end, EVERYTHING worked out in my favor this time. Without getting into too much detail, I can honestly say Deanna saved my life and my son’s life. She knew exactly how to handle every difficult situation thrown my way by my ex-husband and his attorney. She knew the law and used it to my advantage. For the first time, my ex-husband wasn’t getting his way. I would HIGHLY recommend Deanna to every person going through a divorce. Her rates are upfront and honest and worth it. I was once told, do you know why divorces are expensive because they are worth it. Deanna is worth it. It is a horrible time in your life when you are simply beaten down. Deanna has a way of building you up to make you strong enough to get through it and end in a better place than where you started.

Stacy R.

Deanna represented me through a long divorce that was made extremely difficult by my ex. During the whole process, she guided me with great advice, knowledge, and expertise of the legal system to help me achieve a satisfying settlement with regards to custody, child support, and the division of assets. She was tenacious in court – fighting for what was important to me – and was always patient and quick to reply to any questions I had (and even offers answers to my questions 2 years later!). She was very reliable during a very uncertain time in my life and I never doubted whether I was getting the best representation possible with her. Her staff was also very helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend Deanna to anyone seeking divorce assistance!

Bonny W.

Thank you for this and everything! You guys made my divorce process as painless as possible! It was a seamless transition and very professional and efficient. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends!

Janine M.

I was given Deanna Bowen’s name through a mutual friend that went through a divorce prior to mine. My friend had explained that Deanna is very honest, upfront, and will never give you false hope since a divorce is always a difficult situation. My personal divorce focused around custody issues and lasted almost two years. And during those two years, Deanna and her team stood by my side, advising me of what was needed. While I had several questions, since this was my first divorce, Deanna and her team always respected me and explained in detail until I understood completely. The team was very knowledgeable and very supportive during this entire process. As my friend recommended Deanna to me, I will in the future recommend Deanna Bowen and her Team to my friends and family.

Shelley S.

Deanna Bowen and Debra Sinclair handled my divorce case professionally and with compassion. They were there for all of my questions and concerns. They put my mind at ease while I was stationed in another state. I would like to thank them both for their expertise and smooth handling of my case! Members of the Armed Forces, I highly recommend her!

Linnie C.

I hired Deanna to do my uncontested divorce in late 2016. She and her team were very thorough and quick to turn documents around. Part of my settlement included working with a QDRO which I was unfamiliar with. Deanna helped navigate through this document and had all documents filed quickly and efficiently through attorneys and the Court. Before my court date she went through the procedure for what would happen in front of the judge. She pointed out that although she didn’t agree with how we decided to handle a pension plan, she wanted to be sure I knew what I was agreeing to. Deanna is professional with a personal, caring approach. It is was a smooth, easy process. I recommend her.

Marsha C.

Deanna is extremely efficient, professional, caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy, understanding and compassionate. I’ve consulted with her on many matters. Deanna’s communication was excellent. She kept me informed about my case and explained things to me in a way that I could understand what was going on. She went the extra miles for me and I’m so grateful. She is a diligent negotiator and very hard working, I am thankful that she represented me and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. I thank her for everything and I would highly recommend her to my friends and family.

Gail A.

I met with Deanna and immediately felt comfortable with her recommendations. She made the process simple and made sure I understood all the steps along the way. No one ever wants to be in this situation, but she definitely made me feel like I was well represented. She and her staff made this not so exciting experience simple and quick. I am thankful for her time and expertise and would recommend her to anyone. My ex even commented on how fair and reasonable everything turned out. It was nice to not argue and point fingers. Our actual divorce was simple and short and she helped navigate our children’s schedule so that it was what was best for them. You can tell she is well respected in the courthouse and that she cares about her clients.

Jen N.

Deanna Bowen is a wonderful attorney. I used her when I filed for divorce. I have to say that Deanna and her paralegal, Debbie, made this process bearable. Not only did they explain everything to me and answered ALL my questions, they were kind and really listened to me. Debbie never made me feel silly or that I was asking a stupid question, she always treated me with great respect. They were there for me not only for the legal part of the divorce but to lend an empathetic ear and to help me through the divorce. We had custody issues to work out and Deanna was right there to guide me and to do what was best for my daughters. Deanna is honest, more than fair, knows the law and is an excellent lawyer. She is highly respected and well-known in her field. I was more than confident when she was by my side. I have and will continue to recommend her.

Stephanie D.