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Roland P. Ernst

Attorney at Law

A Client Focused Approach to Family Law Matters

Family law disputes can be among the most difficult, emotionally draining times of your life. When dealing with these disputes, you need an attorney who will listen to you, focus on your needs and will be committed to protecting you and your rights.

Roland P. Ernst of the law firm of Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst is that attorney. He brings compassion, empathy, legal knowledge and proven skills to the job of representing your interests. With over 38 years of experience with family law matters, he has built a reputation for results that you will appreciate.  Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst serves clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

A Trusted Advisor to Chicagoland Families For Nearly 40 Years

Roland P. Ernst can assist you with a wide range of family law matters, including:

Family Law/Divorce: issues of child custody (now referred to as allocation of parental responsibilities) parenting time, child support, maintenance and the division of property.

Post-Divorce Matters: modifications of divorce decrees, enforcement of court orders that are not being followed, and relocation of children from the State of Illinois.

Domestic Violence: Representation for those who have been targets of physical or emotional abuse, or have been falsely accused of it. Prenuptial Agreements: drafting and reviewing agreements to protect you and your assets in the Event your marriage fails and you find yourself in divorce proceedings

Roland P. Ernst of Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst will every effort to resolve your case through negotiations in an effort to reach an amicable resolution of your family law issues. However, when negotiations fail, we will aggressively protect your rights in the courtroom.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Article and Note Editor, 1982 - 1983
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1980
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: Commerce

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

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