Christopher S. Haaff

Christopher S. Haaff

Law Office of Christopher Haaff, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

CHRIS S. HAAFF owns and operates his own law firm in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. He is an experienced litigator and negotiator in all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoption, paternity, child-related issues, child and spousal support, surrogacy, and qualified domestic relations orders. Chris has been a featured writer and speaker throughout Illinois on family law and other issues. In nearly twenty years of practice, Chris has represented hundreds of satisfied clients, many of whom have referred others to him.

Education
The University of Illinois
J.D (1997)
Greenville College
Bachelor of Arts / History and Political Science (1994)
Honors: Dean's List for all 7 semesters, graduated one semester early, elected to Student Government, involved with the History Honors Society.
Professional Experience
lawyer/owner
Law Office of Christopher Haaff, Crystal Lake, IL
- Current
Chris owns and operates his own law firm, where he practices family law almost exclusively. Chris' law practice includes divorce, custody, support, paternity, adoption, and surrogacy.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Adoptions
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Child Custody and Visitation by Non-Parents
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Gestational Surrogacy
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Revocation of Parental Consents and Surrenders
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Simplifying Illinois Readoptions of Foreign-Born Children
Illinois Bar Journal
Same-Sex Adoptions and the Best Interest of Children
Illinois Bar Journal
Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order
Illinois Bar Journal
Marriage Act Not Exclusive Remedy to Recover Attorney Fees in Dissolution Actions
Illinois Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Various family law topics, Advanced Custody and Visitation Issue, Palatine, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Mr. Haaff was the moderator and also a speaker at this program covering many divorce, family law, custody and visitation topics.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Marital Settlement Agreement Workshop, Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Mr. Haaff spoke about qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), which are necessary when a divorce involves dividing a spouse's pension and retirement benefits.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Family Law Seminar, Rockford, IL
Winnebago County Bar Association
Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) are needed to divide pension and retirement benefits in divorce.
Essentials of Family Law, Practice Academy, Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Premarital Agreements, and Frozen Embryos, Law Ed Series, Fairview Heights, IL
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Part of the "Resolving Family Law Issues" series from ISBA.
Child Support and Maintenance, Family Law Conference, Collinsville, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Mr. Haaff also spoke about child support and maintenance at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 conferences in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.
Family Law Update, ISBA Midyear Meeting and other conferences, Rock Island, IL
Illinois State Bar Assocation
Mr. Haaff also presented also family law topics for the ISBA General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section in Chicago in 2005 and 2006.
Preparing and Presenting Evidence in Contested Custody and Adoption Trials, Family Law Conference, Bull Valley, IL
Gitlin on Divorce
Domestic Relations, Practice Skills For New Lawyers, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Bar Association
Mr. Haaff also spoke at this program with young and new attorneys in 2000, 2001, and 2003.
Awards
Young Lawyer of the Year, outside Cook County
Illinois State Bar Association
Top Ten Business Professionals Under Age 40
McHenry County Business Journal
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I set security retainer amounts based on many factors, including the type of case, the complexities of the legal and factual issues, and the resolved and contested issues.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
210 N Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
USA
Telephone: (815) 355-8194