These times are challenging every aspect of our lives, rearranging how we do things and changing our plans. One transition occurring earlier than planned is that after 42 years of active practice, Jill has transitioned to be “of counsel” with the firm and Carol has taken on the role of managing partner.
Our firm continues to be open and functioning, helping new clients and returning clients with complex matters and difficult decisions. We continue to be hopeful, to be kind and caring with one another, and to do our best each day, honoring the memory of those who have died.
~ Jill & Carol
Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or non-binary, you need an attorney who understands who you are and what you may be going through. At Metz + Jones, we have and continue to work for LGBTQ rights, and we understand how those rights and the law intersect.
For more than 40 years, our gay and lesbian estate planning lawyers, divorce lawyers, probate attorneys, and donor agreement and adoption attorneys have served the residents of Chicago, IL, and surrounding areas. We feel whether you are building your family and in need of a surrogacy lawyer, second parent adoption attorney, or estate planning attorney, or your family is dissolving and you are in need of a divorce or custody attorney, any law firm should first be compassionate, warm and understanding on top of knowing what it takes to serve the LGBTQ community. We have just the right lawyer to meet your needs and help you through the process of residential real estate transactions, prenuptial agreements, mediation of custody, or probate court proceedings. Let us know how we may assist you.
At Metz + Jones, we cover many practice areas for the LGBTQ community. These areas include real estate, LGBTQ family law, adoptions, assisted reproduction technology documents, estate planning, and probate. If you have a need in the LGBTQ community, we have a lawyer who can help. We understand your struggles and work hard to help you overcome them the legal way.
Metz + Jones LLC provides legal services to individuals and families located in Chicago for LGBTQ family law, real estate, and probate matters and located throughout Illinois for adoptions, assisted reproduction technology matters, and estate planning. For more than 40 years, our attorneys have been providing professional legal services in a warm and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on providing effective legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or non-binary individuals and couples.
Our areas of concentration include adoption, assisted reproductive technology agreements, family law for families without the protections of a civil union or marriage as well as for those governed by a civil union or marriage, estate planning, probate, and residential real estate transactions, with an emphasis on supporting the LGBTQ community.
Our firm is well-known in the community for a solution-oriented approach to legal issues. We work with you to complete the documents needed in your real estate purchase, adoption, assisted reproductive technology matter, prenuptial agreement, and estate planning documents to help you plan for the future. When plans change, our attorneys are experienced at resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution methods. When litigation is necessary, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously defend our clients’ rights in the courtroom.
Throughout the course of each case, we take the time to listen to our clients, understand their objectives, and put in place a legal strategy designed to actively pursue those objectives. We work diligently to seek the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients, while striving to exceed client expectations for quality service.
We look forward to meeting with you and learning more about how we can be of assistance to you. To contact our Chicago law office, call 773-878-4480 or contact us by e-mail.
Jill created documentation that was legally binding, fit our situation, and met our needs as an interracial lesbian couple. We have recently returned to Jill Metz & Associates and have received the same kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and dignified service. We wouldn’t go anywhere else for estate documents, like our wills, or for family and legal advice. If you want the best legal advice, then you want Jill Metz.
I would be remiss were I not to acknowledge the time, work, and efforts of Jill’s associate, Susan Frances, for her work on my behalf. This was obviously a “team effort” by two extremely qualified legal professionals who excel at what they do.
Jill Metz & Associates are conveniently located in my neighborhood, and I consider their presence in the Edgewater Community a tremendous asset for those who ever face the need to seek out their services.
We are grateful that Jill and her associates are our attorneys and think they are very professional and highly recommend them if you need legal advice.
Jill holds and maintains high expectations for a successful outcome and while there were no guarantees based on the facts and process in our case, Jill and her associates left no stone unturned to insure we were legally represented and protected! We remain thankful and would highly recommended Jill Metz to represent you in your adoption needs.
Susan had excellent knowledge of the law which was evident when we discussed matters. She was professional, thorough, and kind keeping us informed every step of the way. This enabled us to make the best decisions which were often complicated. We also had another unrelated issue with a past family member regarding probate matters in another state. Susan’s broad knowledge of legal concepts helped direct us to make the best choices for our family. I highly recommend the Metz + Jones LLC law firm and Susan Frances for her commendable character and knowledge of the law.