Michael Halusek is a planner and problem-solver that approaches his cases from multiple angles and lenses allowing him to tailor a creative, individualized strategy for each client.
Michael graduated from law school in 2012 with a Certificate in Family Law and graduated from college with dual degrees in Economics and Politics where he played collegiate basketball.
Michael’s approach to family law court is not unlike the basketball court. Having played small forward and shooting guard in college, he is disciplined, strategic, and a proven team player.
His competitive, yet pragmatic, nature serves him well in both arenas, and has led to numerous accolades. Since 2020, Michael has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine each year, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of all Illinois attorneys under 40.
Having served a wide range of clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois, including business owners, doctors, attorneys, first responders, teachers, enlisted military, stay-at-home parents, disabled individuals and their spouses, Michael is dedicated to providing premier levels of service and high-quality representation to every client.
Michael provides counsel to clients in a wide range of matters, including the negotiation and litigation of complex financial disputes, business interests, property valuation and division, maintenance (spousal support), child support, parental responsibility (custody), parenting time, and the enforcement of parental rights.
Additionally, he ensures the protection of clients through the preparation of prenuptial agreements safeguarding clients’ financial interests and through civil litigation related to orders of protection, domestic violence, and the safety of his clients and their children.
Prior to joining The Law Offices of Robert B. Buchanan in 2021, Michael worked and trained with some of the preeminent large divorce law firms in Chicago.
In his spare time, Michael focuses on spending time with his family in Riverside, Illinois where he grew up, checking out new restaurants in Chicago, travelling, and playing basketball.
Jennifer “Jen” Willwerth has been a paralegal since 2008. She is smart, pragmatic, and fights passionately for her clients.
Jen is merely a J.D. and a law license short of being a fierce attorney in court. Although she is a paralegal in title, she brings with her the skills of persuasion, drafting, and analytical reasoning, that many seasoned lawyers would envy.
Having gone through her own divorce with kids, Jen understands how stressed her clients are, and she goes above and beyond to be their confidant, friend, and advisor.
Paired with Michael Halusek, the Michael-Jen Litigation Team is a force to be reckoned with. With her deep experience and drafting skills, Jen ensures that Michael’s time is freed up for litigation, negotiation, and high-level diplomacy.
In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time at the beach and going to Cubs games with her children. Jen spends as much time as possible with her parents and extended family who all reside in Wisconsin. In the winter months, she enjoys skiing and sitting by the fireside at her father’s home.