26 years of experience

Michael P. Doman

Michael P. Doman

Michael P. Doman, Founder and Principal

26 years of divorce and family law experience, complemented by a Master of Laws in Taxation

Before founding The Law Offices of Michael P. Doman, Ltd. in 1988, Michael P. Doman applied his Master of Laws in Taxation degree working as a tax consultant for an esteemed accounting firm, Ernst & Whinney (which went on to merge and form the global professional services firm Ernst & Young, now known as “EY”).

That tax experience and advanced degree complement Michael’s current practice. A divorce and family law attorney these past 26-plus years, Michael still applies his financial background on an almost daily basis to legal issues that involve the division of marital assets and debt, child support and maintenance.

As Michael explains, “For some people, divorce can be relatively straightforward. But for those who have considerable wealth, such as business owners, professionals and executives with pension plans, restricted stock, nonqualified deferred compensation and the like, having to liquidate all or a portion of an asset carries significant, if not complex, tax implications.

“My tax experience makes it easy for me to anticipate and quantify the financial ramifications of a proposed divestment and suggest constructive alternatives that can help minimize taxes, often to the benefit of both parties.”

A voice for divorce and family law locally

Over the years, Michael has given presentations to area groups and has written columns for the print media, many for suburban newspapers across the Chicago metropolitan area. Topics have included allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time in Illinois, allocating payment of the minor child’s college education expenses, payment of attorney fees, what happens when a custodial parent needs to move out of state, valuing stock options, grandparent parenting time, the differences between allocation of parental responsibilities, and the distribution of marital assets.

Make no mistake when it comes to representation in divorce and family law

With mistrust, misunderstandings and feelings of betrayal or even guilt, divorce and other family legal issues can take a heavy psychic toll, making it difficult for you to think objectively, much less keep track of complex legal requirements and procedures. The Law Offices of Michael P. Doman, Ltd. not only vigorously represents your position and ensures every angle is addressed, but also helps you keep your financial guard up and avoid many of the pitfalls, legal, financial and otherwise, that family disputes can present. Call us at 847.897.5288.

Areas of practice

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984

Education

  • LL.M., tax law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law, 1985
  • J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law, 1984
  • B.S., accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981

Professional associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association (Matrimonial Law Committee, 1989–present)