Plano, Illinois Divorce Lawyers

Melissa Marin
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer

DePaul College of LawIllinois
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Don Pesce
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Don is a passionate and enthusiastic problem solver who loves the intellectual challenges of family law from the initial consultation to the final agreement or judicial ruling. As an experienced divorce and family law... Read More »
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Madeline Lloyd
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Dedicated divorce attorneys helping those in need.

Zealous and dedicated divorce attorneys helping clients in all areas of divorce, including child custody, maintenance and more. Read More »
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Gbenga Longe
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Illinois Divorce Attorney

Gbenga Longe is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. A former Prosecutor, Gbenga brings inside knowledge and unique insight to her practice. She has a record of both aggressive and effective representation. Gbenga... Read More »
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Jason L Traub
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Yorkville, IL Divorce Attorney
(847) 910-2456 P.O. Box 77
Yorkville, IL 60560
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Wendy M. Musielak
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Oswego, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 518-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Divorce, Business and Family
DePaul College of Law
Wendy M. Musielak attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she graduated with highest honors with a B.S. in Finance and Management. She earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2003. Wendy is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Wendy concentrates her legal practice in family law matters including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, collaborative law, mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals and complex litigation. Prior to being a partner with Andrew Cores Family Law Group, Wendy was a Staff Attorney for the...
Andrew P. Cores
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Oswego, IL Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 528-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Divorce, Business and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Andrew P. Cores is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Andrew concentrates his family law practice in divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, collaborative law, custody, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals, complex litigation, federal trial practice, state appellate practice, state trial practice, business law and mediation. Andrew has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012. He is a member of the DuPage County...
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 234-4682 221 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Divorce, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Attorney Steven Ekker began practicing law in Illinois in 1993. Since then, he has distinguished himself throughout Illinois courtrooms for outstanding legal services in a wide variety of practice areas. Focusing on civil litigation, Mr. Ekker is skilled in handling cases involving: personal injury; commercial and business disputes; real estate litigation; general civil litigation; divorce and family law; contract disputes; wage, salary, commission and other employment disputes; foreclosures; defamation; and, appeals.

With experience representing both sides of civil disputes, Mr. Ekker is able to effectively anticipate strategies from opposing counsel. He has a track record for success both in state and...
Matthew Shaw
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Saint Charles, IL Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(630) 206-3300 555 South Randall Road
Suite 105
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Northern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University
Mr. Shaw attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated from Illinois College, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983. He continued his education at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1986, and became a Licensed Attorney in Illinois on November 6, 1986. Having previously practiced in general and family law practices, and having served as the Child Support Attorney for Kane County Circuit Court Clerk from 1987-1995, Mr. Shaw opened his own law practice concentrating in family law in 1991. In 2000 he co-founded the law firm...
Lidia E Serrano
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law since 2001. I graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2001 and from DePaul University in June of 1996. My main area of concentration is family law, i.e., divorce, paternity, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody) and adoption. As a family law attorney, I understand that my clients have to make difficult decisions while dealing with complex issues and emotions. As such, I believe that the key to successful representation depends not only in understanding the underlying issues, but, also in experience and expertise in the law...
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Tricia D. Goostree
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St. Charles, IL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 South Randall Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Tricia knew she wanted to be an attorney when she was 10 years old - being an attorney seemed glamorous and exciting. It was not until college, when Tricia was selected for Eastern Illinois University's mock trial time, that she realized how much she would enjoy litigation and courtroom work. After being accepted to the John Marshall Law School with a Dean's Scholarship, she added excellent writing skills to her love of working in the courtroom, winning the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. Tricia was awarded a Moot Court Executive Board scholarship and went on to...
Barbara Morton
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Plainfield, IL Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 733-5350 15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan
Barbara Morton graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and...
Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 330 W. State Street
Suite 3
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.

Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the...
Daniel J. Kollias
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Free Consultation! Experienced Divorce Attorney! Protecting What Matters Most!

I provide exceptional divorce law representation. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of my clients in all areas of family law! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Jessica L. Defino
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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David Lee
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Aurora, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 796-7699 2000 W Galena Blvd,
Suite 202
Aurora, IL 60506
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
The John Marshall Law School
I have been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois since 2003. I began my legal career as a an Assistant State's Attorney in the County of Kendall, State of Illinois. In 2007 I opened my private practice and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from criminal defense to various family law issues, including divorce. I have a unique perspective in criminal defense from my experience in criminal prosecution. I believe that in order to successfully represent client's in criminal and family law matters one must know what the available options are, have a very thorough...
Brad McClain Swearingen
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North Aurora, IL Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 896-8881 149 South Lincolnway
Suite 200
North Aurora, IL 60542
Divorce and Family
Souther Illinois University School of Law
I have been practicing law for 38 years in Kane, Kendall, and DuPage counties. My practice is primarily family law. I and I alone will handle your case. You will not be passed over to someone else in the firm. I am your advisor, and I will keep you informed and advise you as to what the law is, what your options are, and what I believe we should do in your best interests. Together we will make decisions regarding your case and future.

I have been licensed to practice in Illinois since 1979. I am a certified mediator and a...
Robert F. Kramer
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Plainfield, IL Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
16210 S. Lincoln Hwy.
Plainfield, IL 60586
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Robert F. Kramer received his law decree from Northern Illinois University and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1993. He opened The Law Offices of Robert F. Kramer, Ltd. in 1997, in Plainfield, Illinois and now has offices in Will and DuPage Counties. Mr. Kramer has over 20 years of experience representing clients in divorce and family law matters. He is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous child custody cases, complex marital estate and support cases and has helped over one thousand people with their legal matters. He attributes his firm's...
Julia A. Pucci
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Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 945-8807 25 N River Ln
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Julia A. Pucci, managing partner with Pucci Pirtle, focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and custody litigation. Ms. Pucci attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Sociology and Political Science. Ms. Pucci subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. During her law school career, Julia taught legal research and writing as a teaching assistant and was also active in the mediation clinic where she obtained her mediation certification. As a certified mediator, she mediated court-ordered child custody matters and...
Matthew M. Williams
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Aurora, IL Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 409-8184 1444 North Farnsworth Ave., Suite 307
Aurora, IL 60505
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University
My law firm represents people in DuPage, Kendall and Kane Counties. For nearly a decade, I have focused entirely on divorce, paternity (parentage), establishment and modification of support, parental rights, enforcement of divorce decrees and other family law related matters. I have litigated numerous divorce and parentage matters and know how to litigate yours. More importantly than that, I focus on keeping your case out of the courthouse as much as possible. That helps keep costs down and can actually expedite many cases.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with 5 years' experience working with abused children and adolescents with...
Michael F Roe
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Naperville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(630) 232-2400 2135 City Gate Ln
#300
Naperville, IL 60563
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Trinity College, Dublin Ireland and University of San Diego School of Law
John Martoccio
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 425-6524 21 N. 4th Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School and Northwestern University School of Law
Licensed to practice law under the Illinois State Bar since 1973, and the DuPage County Bar since 2003, Attorney John F. Martoccio is now a managing partner at Martoccio and Martoccio in DuPage County, Illinois. The law firm focuses on providing high quality legal advice from a team of caring family law and personal injury lawyers who treat their clients with respect. He was recently named in an article in the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest. He represented a stay at home mother of two who was married in 2005 in her divorce. She had no assets and spoke...
Mark Douglas Brent
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Aurora, IL Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 897-5957 2000 W Galena Blvd
Suite 204
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Mark D. Brent is a native of Aurora. He graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Illinois in 1988, and the University of Illinois College Of Law in 1991. Mark spent several years doing major tort and insurance litigation with Williams and Montgomery in Chicago. He began his focus on Domestic Relations and Family Law in 1997 in Aurora. Mark is well-versed in all areas of family law, and family law is Mark's primary focus. Mark is an aggressive advocate for family law clients, handling all types of cases, with a focus on high-conflict issues, custody...
Otto S Hurtado
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(331) 248-8190 330 West State
Suite 3
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Otto S. Hurtado is an experienced family law attorney. He is certified as a Family Law Mediator and Guardian ad Litem. Mr. Hurtado is a Graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois, College of Law. Mr. Hurtado is actively involved in the Kane County Bar Association, participating in various activities such as, Ask A Lawyer Day, Lawyer in the Library, volunteer Judge for Mock Trial Competitions, and as a participate the Guardian Ad Litem training. Mr. Hurtado understands that no two cases are alike, and believes in tailoring services specifically for...
Michael T. Schulenberg
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Batavia, IL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(630) 280-3879 428 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
When hiring an attorney you need to have someone on your side that concentrates their practice in one or two areas of law. I concentrate my practice in representing those charged with criminal and traffic offenses, family law, and litigation.
Katie VanDeusen
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I'm in Schaumburg but take on many cases in the surrounding Illinois area. I practice Family Law exclusively. I understand how painful and challenging cases can become, and I'm here to help you move forward. Please give... Read More »
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Brian W. Reidy
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We help people through Divorce with Dignity!

I have sat on the other client side of the lawyer-client table, which gives me a unique insight to the emotions that my clients experience. Divorce and child custody matters are never easy on the people involved. It is... Read More »
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Marcee Duvall
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Saint Charles, IL Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Baylor Law School
Marcee C. Duvall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Western Illinois University in December 1999, Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Duvall received her Juris Doctor, with an area of concentration in criminal practice, from Baylor University School of Law in November 2002, and became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in May 2003. Ms. Duvall was employed at McDonald & Duvall, in Waco, Texas, where she had a general practice that included criminal defense, personal injury, and extensive family law litigation.

Ms. Duvall, who is originally a native of Aurora, Illinois, returned to Aurora in August...
Jeffrey D. Muntz
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St. Charles, IL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Valparaiso University School of Law
When he was in high school, Jeff sensed that he was destined to be an attorney. For example, after receiving his results from an exam in his Spanish class, and then further confronting his teacher about the test, Jeff’s instructor told him, “you should be a lawyer…you want to argue about everything.” Jeff’s parents, when told of the advice that he had received that morning, tended to agree and offered the same advice, in that they had the same type of experiences as Jeff’s Spanish teacher; from “arguing” about what time to go to bed, to what time curfew was,...
James Tabor
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St. Charles, IL Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 762-8300 555 S. Randall Rd.
Suite 204
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Tabor was first employed as a criminal prosecutor and subsequently as an assistant public defender where he conducted numerous hearings and trials, both bench and jury. Practicing on both sides of criminal law gave Mr. Tabor a unique perspective on analyzing factual scenarios in an objective manner. In 2000, he began practicing Family Law on a full time basis and has remained doing so ever since. In 2003 he founded Tabor Law Offices, and since that time he has become an experienced family law practitioner and mediator. Mr. Tabor...
Douglas B Warlick
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 232-9700 114 East State St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Gregory B. Jumbeck
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Plainfield, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
24047 Lockport St.
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Plainfield, IL 60544
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Real Estate
Creighton University
Gregory Jumbeck was admitted in 2003 to practice law in the State of Illinois. He focuses his practice in the area of domestic relations. Gregory centralizes his practice to Will and Grundy Counties as well as the Illinos appellate courts. Mr. Jumbeck has tried numerous pre and post-decree cases including child custody (aka allocation of parental responsibilities), removal from Illinois, business valuation, child support, and maintenance. Gregory focuses on reaching a favorable and equitable result for all parties involved. Gregory's courtroom presence makes him an effective litigator both in and out of the courtroom. Originally from the southwest suburbs...
Susan Shivers
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(630) 232-9503 22 South 4th Street
Suite 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Kane County lawyer, Susan D. Shivers, has been practicing law for over 27 years. Susan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (with a double major in Psychology and English) and her Law degree, with Honors, from The John Marshall Law School. Susan is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Dana Franzetti
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Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(630) 402-0437 127 S. First Street, suite 211
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Michael Navarro
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Plainfield, IL Divorce Attorney
(815) 207-9570 24014 West Renwick Road
Suite 105, Unit 6
Plainfield, IL 60544
Divorce and Family
Michael Navarro devotes 100% of his practice to Family Law, and proudly represents clients throughout Will County, Dupage County, and Kendall County in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, and other Family Law matters. He is passionate about educating his clients regarding their rights and obligations under Illinois Family Law as well as representing their interests in court.
Deanna L Aguinaga-Walker
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Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(331) 222-7978 127 S. 1st. St., Ste. #201
PO Box 517
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Susan D. Shivers Esq.
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Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney
(630) 232-9503 State Bank of Geneva Building
22 South 4th Street, Suite 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce
Brianna Meyer
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer

Brianna Meyer understands that clients come to her during one of the most sensitive times of their life and works tirelessly to achieve the best results for her client’s individual needs. Ms. Meyer recognizes that the... Read More »
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Lisa M. Giese
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Aggressive Attorney for All Family Law Matters!

I am a zealous advocate for clients going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for you and your family. Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Oswego, IL Divorce Attorney
(630) 393-6961 605 Arbor Ct
Oswego, IL 60543
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Aurora, IL Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 906-5571 605 N. Broadway
Ste. 1
Aurora, IL 60505
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney
(630) 925-7188 524 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce
Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer
(630) 262-9033 115 Campbell St
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce and Family
Geneva, IL Divorce Attorney
(630) 925-7188 524 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce
Aurora, IL Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 906-5571 605 N. Broadway
Ste. 1
Aurora, IL 60505
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer
(630) 208-0300 17 N 6th St
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Geneva, IL Divorce Lawyer
(630) 463-9010 10 West State Street
Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Divorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Aurora, IL Divorce Attorney
519 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Naperville, IL Divorce Attorney
(630) 428-7939 808 Thornapple Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
Divorce, Criminal, Elder and Family
Michael F Roe
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience

Trinity College, Dublin Ireland and University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and Illinois
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Dean Wilhelm Taradash
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Dedicated divorce attorneys helping those in need.

Zealous and dedicated divorce attorneys helping clients in all areas of divorce, including child custody, maintenance and more. Read More »
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.