Alton, Illinois Family Lawyers

Gary W. Wangler
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Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an... Read More »
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Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Illinois Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience

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Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks... Read More »
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Kirk C.  Stange
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Illinois Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help... Read More »
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Alton, IL Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(618) 462-1077 603 Henry St
Alton, IL 62002
Free ConsultationFamily, Asbestos, Criminal and Nursing Home
Saint Louis University School of Law
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(618) 259-0500 346 West St. Louis Ave.
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Saint Louis University School of Law
I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service...
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 1355 North Bluff Road, Suite B
Collinsville, IL 62234
Free ConsultationCollinsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
(855) 886-1529 521 West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
(855) 886-1529 553 9th Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
(855) 886-1529 32 Country Club View Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St. Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Sackett is a former prosecutor with 10 years of courtroom intensive experience. He now represents clients in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, traffic violations, and DUI's.
Jillian Wood
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(618) 307-7100 6 Club Centre
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jillian Wood is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. She manages the Illinois offices and the Arnold, Missouri office of the firm. Jillian is based out of the firm's Belleville, Illinois office and represents clients solely in family law matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Jillian Wood is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave., Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Court
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
(855) 805-0595 120 South Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 940-5900 2268 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 200-6400 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
(636) 388-0700 5 South Oak Street
Union, MO 63084
Nathaniel Elmore
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Granite City, IL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(618) 600-1540 P.O. Box 703
Granite City, IL 62040
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel is a solo practice attorney. He received a Bachelors of Psychology with a Minor in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2010. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Nathaniel was born in Granite City, Illinois, where he now provides

As a solo practitioner, he assists clients through the processes of Family Law and Criminal Law including: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Prenuptial Agreements, Orders of Protection, and Contempt,Felonies and Misdemeanors, Traffic, DUI, DWI. This requires empathy and understanding...
Jared Giuffre
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Carlinville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Family, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
(618) 635-5250 425 West Main
Staunton, IL 62088
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing Partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Missouri. Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association. After law school, Ms. Spector went...
(618) 551-0300 20 E. Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Henry Wasonga
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct., Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Divorce
Henry Wasonga is a Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is based out of the firm's Edwardsville, Illinois office. He represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Henry Wasonga is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 1750 South Brentwood Blvd, Suite 401, St. Louis, MO 63144.
Angela Dahn Tanner
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Regina Wells is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the West County office located in Ellisville, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Regina represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Regina Wells is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main Street
STE 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
DePaul College of Law
Devin C. DiDominicus was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where he won awards for his superior performance in trial advocacy, litigation strategies, and securities law. After spending time with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, he returned to southern Illinois to open his own practice. While practicing on his own, he handled family cases, including complex and contested divorces, as well as criminal and testamentary matters. Counselor DiDominicus now works with the firm of Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
Robert Elovitz
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(618) 692-4800 521 St Louis St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
27 years experience defending those accused of serious criminal offenses. Over 20 years experience representing people in contested family matters and high-asset divorces. Extensive jury trial experience in criminal and civil courts. 24 years experience in the defense of serious Federal Criminal cases.
Michael J Swanson
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael J. Swanson is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes. Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorney's Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience. Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at Saint Louis University and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force....
Dustin A. Maguire
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(618) 692-5255 118 N. Kansas Street
Suite B
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Divorce
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Dustin Maguire is an Attorney and Mediator in Edwardsville. He works directly with his clients from the beginning to the end of their cases. Dustin focuses his practice on assisting family law clients in understanding how the law applies to their situation and providing the insight and information to make well-informed decisions.
Gale P. Stipes
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(618) 692-9444 220 S Buchanan St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Divorce
At Law Office of Gale P. Stipes, P.C., our clients always come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and honesty. We will keep you informed through the entire case and pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our experience and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Madison County, Illinois' premier legal firms. Whether we are representing you in a divorce, child support, visitation or other family matter or are mediating your divorce or visitation issues our experience and consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. Attorney Gale Stipes is dedicated to representing you...
Warren Earl Benning
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is a Senior Associate with Stange Law Firm, PC. He is based out of Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois.
Megan M. Nolan
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 307-7100 6 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Patricia L Dennis
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(618) 659-9200 Lexow Professional Building
60 S State Highway 157, Suite D1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 466-8484 707 Berkshire Blvd
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 259-2113 2 Terminal Dr
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(618) 656-9444 15 Fairway Dr
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Personal Injury
Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 692-9696 201 E Vandalia St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Granite City, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 877-5471 2709 Madison Ave
Granite City, IL 62040
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Emily E. Scott
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Swansea, IL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(618) 416-3526 4509 N. Illinois St.
Ste 4
Swansea, IL 62226
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Emily is a determined and fierce advocate for her clients. At the same time her welcoming smile and friendly personality will put you at ease when discussing your legal problem. Emily has spent the last 12 years representing clients in real estate, eviction and installment sales contract cases. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to court, Emily’s experience allows her to get results for her clients.

Emily has an Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. While in law school, she worked for...
Gary W. Wangler
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(618) 416-6491 6400 West Main Street
Suite 3N
Belleville, IL 62223
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Illinois College of Law
Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced attorney practicing in the Metro East and greater Southern Illinois area. Contact Gary Wangler with your legal questions or concerns at (618) 398-8554 in St. Clair County or at (618) 451-1346 in Madison County or by email at: garywanglerlaw@gmail.com. Gary Wangler is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Fifth District Appellate Court and the United States District Court...
Trent West
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Litchfield, IL Family Law Lawyer
(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
Christopher Everett Sherer
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Hillsboro, IL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 532-5678 434 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Family, Administrative, Appeals and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Kristin Olson
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Ct.
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kristin Olson is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and is based out of the firm's Belleville office in St. Clair County. She represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Kristin Olson is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Belleville, IL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
Kathleen L Hammock
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Highland, IL Family Law Lawyer
(618) 882-4525 In Highland...
102 Executive Dr.
Highland, IL 62249
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Hammock Law LLC was formed in 2010. The firm focuses entirely on providing mediation services to businesses and individuals. Many referrals come directly from lawyers whose clients would like to bring an end to a lawsuit or other type of dispute. And many people come directly to mediation before a lawsuit is filed or even before lawyers are retained.
Colin Artinger
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Belleville, IL Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(618) 920-6439 15 N. 1st St. (Suite 200)
Belleville, IL 62220
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
Prior to law school, Colin graduated from Saint Louis University in 2013 with dual degrees in legal studies and business administration. Between undergrad and law school he worked as a project manager for a large-scale commercial redevelopment project.?

Colin graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2017 with cum laude honors and a specialization in Business and Transactional Law. He is licensed to handle legal work in both Missouri and Illinois. While in law school, he interned with the St. Clair County State’s Attorneys office, where he assisted in the felony and special prosecution divisions. He later clerked for...
Anna Feygina
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Anna Feygina is an Associate Attorney in the Belleville office of Stange Law Firm, P.C., and is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. She has limited her practice to family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law matters. Ms. Feygina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her family at the age of fifteen. Ms. Feygina received her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University Law School. While attending law school, she worked for over two years at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri handling family...
Jeanna N. Storment
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(618) 233-7900 521 W. Main St.
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Family, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Greenville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 664-9202 200 South Third Street
Post Office Box 352
Greenville, IL 62246
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
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Richard J Coffee
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer
123 W Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Family and Divorce
With more than 35 years as an attorney, Richard Coffee has experience in the areas of business, real estate, insurance, education, juvenile court, probate, trusts, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and family law to better serve our clients. Richard Coffee has extensive family law advocacy experience, including representation on behalf of clients who are current or retired military personnel, clients with matters involving state jurisdictional issues when families relocate, clients with government or private retirement valuation and division issues, and cases involving public education issues. ?Prior to engaging in private practice in southwestern Illinois for the past 16 years, Richard Coffee...
Sarah E Ward
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer
(618) 825-0059 123 W. Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Family and Divorce
Sarah E. Ward is a Partner with Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP. Sarah Ward has practiced over 6 years in Belleville, Illinois, primarily in the area of family law and has represented families in St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County, Clinton County and counties throughout Central and Southern Illinois. Sarah Ward has extensive family law advocacy experience, including representation on behalf of clients in contested custody and removal matters, as well as those who are current or retired military personnel. Sarah Ward has presented at legal education seminars in St. Louis on family...
Megan M. Gilbreth
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(618) 233-7900 521West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
MEGAN M. GILBRETH, born in Belleville, Illinois.

License: Illinois 2012
Education: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (B.S. in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, 2007); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Areas of Practice: Ms. Gilbreth practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Guardianships, Estates and Trusts, Litigation, as well as General Practice.

Illinois State Bar Association Section Member: Family Law
Natalie G Bower
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Belleville, IL Family Law Attorney
123 W Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Family and Divorce
Natalie Bower is a Partner with Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP and has devoted her practice for the past 7 years exclusively to the area of family law. Natalie Bower’s experience includes advocating for clients in contested and non-contested divorces, establishing parentage (paternity), litigating initial determinations and modifications of child custody, child support and spousal support (maintenance/alimony) matters, as well as handling Orders of Protection, military divorces, jurisdictional disputes, and asset/property and retirement divisions. Natalie Bower has represented families in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton and Macoupin Counties as well as other surrounding counties. Natalie...
Michael J. Diaz
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Greenville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(618) 664-1872 102 E. Main St.
Greenville, IL 62246
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jennifer Behme
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(618) 233-7900 521 W MAIN ST
Suite 100
BELLEVILLE, IL 62220
BELLEVILLE, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
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