Providing Effective Solutions so you can move on to the Next Chapter of Your Life after Divorce.

Anne Prenner Schmidt, Esq., Master of Laws
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Providing Effective Solutions so you can move on to the Next Chapter of Your Life

Anne Prenner Schmidt, Esq., Master of Laws

Photo of attorney Anne Schmidt
Photo of attorney Anne Schmidt

Experienced. Compassionate. Divorce Professional.

A lawyer focused on Collaborative Law incident to divorce and Divorce Mediation with a specialty in Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) to divide retirement assets after your divorce, Anne Prenner Schmidt is especially well-equipped to help clients through difficult phases of divorce and mediation along with retirement plan settlements including the drafting of the parties’ QDROs required by law in divorces. Her representation results in satisfactory long-lasting solutions.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (a better way to get divorced) and a neutral results-oriented facilitator, Anne helps parties avoid the stress, strain, lasting pain and expense resulting from divorce litigation. Her office specializes in a collaborative, non-adversarial approach to divorce and the resolution of family disputes.

Anne’s office understands the rights and features of retirement assets from 401k plans to IRAs and pensions, including union pensions and annuities. Our office has Spanish speaking staff to assist you if needed.

We are not just the leading QDRO Resource in Chicago and Illinois, we consult across the United States. Our services also include Divorce Consulting and Transition Support

A Comprehensive Mediation, Employee Benefits, and QDRO Resource.

Anne Prenner Schmidt: A Divorce Collaborative Attorney, Divorce Mediator and Master in Employee Benefits

Anne Prenner Schmidt is an accomplished family lawyer and certified mediator. She is a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a neutral, results-oriented facilitator.

She draws on her legal and business experience to help resolve the serious issues brought about by the conflict that ensues during the difficult process of divorce. Additionally, she helps individuals avoid the stress, strain and lasting pain that results from the divorce litigation process.

Anne’s ultimate goal is to develop cooperative agreements between the involved parties during divorce regarding parenting and finances, including retirement assets and property division. The solutions she offers help preserve her clients’ important relationships and accomplish their goals while saving them time and financial resources that would have been wasted if they had protracted divorce litigation.

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Meet Our Attorney

Anne Schmidt

What Clients Say

“Anne was simply amazing. While divorce is not a pleasant process she was able to make the transition a bit easier. Navigating through the process is challenging and while every divorce is different she was able to work through both my and my ex-husbands priorities.”

“Highly recommend working with Anne!”

“Thank you, Anne and Cheri for your courtesy, attention and professionalism.”

“Appreciate all of your help”

“Can’t thank you guys enough!”

“I love working with you and your office. You are so knowledgeable, responsive and helpful (and nice)!”

“So impressed by the well-established process and communication”

“I’m not used to this kind of information every step of the way.”

“I look forward to collaborating with the two of you in the future!”

“I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Knowledgeable and Qualified

Anne understands the importance of retirement plans in association with divorce. That is why she helps clients navigate the multifaceted issues involved and obtain the best financial outcome. She also uses her expertise in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as well as other laws that affect employee benefit and health and welfare plans, in assisting individuals going through a divorce.

Anne works with clients to design and implement a strategy that best fits their needs. Her previous experience in designing qualified and nonqualified retirement plans at an Am Law 100 firm makes her uniquely competent to handle cases involving complex compensation issues.

She also drafts and reviews qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) and qualified medical child support orders (QMCSOs) because of her extensive training in ERISA. Anne can also counsel on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), and the Affordable Care Act as they relate to family law matters.

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Here to Help You Every Step of the Way

Anne currently focuses her practice on divorce collaborative law, divorce mediation, employee benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation incident to divorce. She also works as a Lake County mediator, she is an adjunct professor at the UIC Law School, where she teaches legal writing.

Anne’s experience in various areas is reinforced by her Latin Legum Magister (LL.M.) in Employee Benefits, which she obtained while working for the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the US Department of Labor. During her time in the department, Anne focused on fiduciary correction matters and was responsible for auditing Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) applications.