Reuben A. Bernick
30 N LaSalle St Ste 1526
In the 1989 movie The War of the Roses, divorce attorney Gavin D’Amato, when asked by his client why he isn’t winning the case, replies “There is no winning. Only degrees of losing.”The goal of the collaborative approach is to turn this statement around and to redefine “winning” as a resolution that is acceptable to both parties because they have worked it out themselves in a respectful process, not one that is resented by both parties because it was imposed upon them by a judge as the result of acrimonious and costly litigationAs a collaborative lawyer, I am committed to helping my clients, and their families, make this statement a reality for themselves. I have twenty years experience in the area of matrimonial and family law. Issues in this area that he has handled include the discovery and valuation of financial and non-financial assets (including businesses and interests in closely held corporations), property division, support and maintenance issues, and child custody and visitation. I also regularly prepare and review family-related agreements, such as prenuptial agreements, parenting and custody agreements, and marital settlement agreements.EducationHarvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977. J.D. degree cum laude. Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1975-1976.University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1972. A.B. degree in Classics. Phi Beta Kappa.