Earlier this month, we welcomed Matthew Bayens, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, to the team at Stern Perkoski Mendez. Matthew’s demonstrated commitment to his clients makes him the perfect fit for our team. Join us in getting to know Matthew better!
Q: Which areas of law do you specialize in?
Matthew: I have a wide range of experience thanks to my time spent doing public interest work and handling a very high volume of cases—so I’m comfortable with many facets of family law. As the father of a two-year-old, I most value supporting parents through divorce, because I understand their desire to do everything possible to protect their kids.
Q: What inspired you to become a divorce and family law attorney?
Matthew: When I first started out, I intended to do public interest work for a while. However, during my past positions, I was exposed to family law and would speak with upwards of 10 clients every single day. It made me understand the wide variety of circumstances that lead folks to a family law attorney and showed me just how different every case is. I realized I loved the diversity of family law and the ability to offer support to my clients during challenging times.
Q: Are there any experiences that have stood out to you?
Matthew: In one of my other previous roles, I spent time with folks from the very beginning of their divorce until it was finalized—which sometimes can be two years or more. I appreciated being part of this transition and bringing stability and guidance during the process.
While the divorce process often lasts longer than we’d like it to, it’s important to me to be there every step of the way for my clients. It’s always memorable when the process is finalized, and I witness my client finally able to breathe a sigh of relief!
Q: What is something you want your clients to know?
Matthew: In the past, several of my clients have felt disheartened about their case and situation. I want every client to know that their situation is unique, and their feelings surrounding it are valid. I’ll work with them to identify a solution that they feel comfortable with, and then we’ll do everything possible to make it happen.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about joining Stern Perkoski Mendez?
Matthew: From the beginning, it’s been very clear to me that this is an exceptionally collaborative team. Legal environments can often be competitive or isolating, but I’m thankful for the positive team environment that Stern Perkoski Mendez upholds. In my short time here so far, I’ve already witnessed this collaboration. We’re always bouncing ideas off of one another and sharing advice and guidance. I’m proud to be part of this dynamic group!
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
Matthew: My favorite thing to do is spend time with my wife and child. We love to get outside and take walks around our neighborhood. We spend as much time as we possible outside, even heading up to Wisconsin for hiking and snowshoeing!
If you’d like to work with Matthew, please request a free consultation online, or give us a call at (847) 868-9584. Matthew is accepting new clients and can meet with you at our offices on the North Shore in Evanston and Lake Forest, or at our downtown Chicago location.