Ottawa Family Lawyers

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Ottawa, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 434-2000 511 Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Ottawa, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 434-7250 628 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL 61350
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Ottawa, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 433-1048 1002 Ottawa Ave
Ottawa, IL 61350
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Ottawa, IL Family Law Lawyer
(815) 433-4712 760 E Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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Streator, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
James Reilly
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Streator, IL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive
Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
James T. Reilly has been practicing since 1979. He is an experienced trial lawyer with over fifty jury cases tried to verdict. He concentrates his practice in both civil and criminal litigation. Jury awards include medical malpractice, wrongful death, fraud prosecution and various types of personal injuries. He has defended cases in criminal courts ranging from fitness trials in murder cases to DUI’s. In addition to these, he has successfully defended persons charged with arson, aggravated battery, drug offenses and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Reilly has served as a LaSalle County Assistant Public Defender since 2000. He represents clients before the...
La Salle, IL Family Law Lawyer
(815) 224-3200 160 Marquette St
La Salle, IL 61301
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Streator, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 672-2472 123 S Monroe St
Streator, IL 61364
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Peru, IL Family Law Attorney
(815) 224-2030 1611 5th St
Peru, IL 61354
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Tracey A. Hower
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(630) 797-5505 2445 Dean Street, Suite G
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationSaint Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Immigration
Northern Illinois University
Consistently achieving positive results for her clients does not happen by accident. Attorney Tracey A. Hower is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and Mediator which requires intense listening skills, and she is an effective communicator who keeps her clients regularly informed of the case status and strategy. Inquiries are a top firm priority. Simple inquiries like, “when is my next court date” are handled by the staff. Complex inquiries regarding the case are answered immediately by Tracey, if she is available, or promptly at the next available time.

Some attorneys will sugar coat the truth. Although compassion is a priority...
Michael Hudzik
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Naperville, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl Road Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
DePaul College of Law
The most gratifying part of practicing matrimonial law is to be able to give guidance and help people through one of, if not the most, difficult times of their lives. My goal in most cases is to help clients resolve their issues in an amicable manner to a positive resolution, as the majority of cases do not proceed to trial. However, there are certain cases that cannot be settled for a multitude of reasons. As such, I am always prepared to litigate the issues. I maintain the mindset of a litigator while always being open to...
Benedict Schwarz II
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St. Charles , IL Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(630) 200-4882 100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
St. Charles , IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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.
Courtney Mehta
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(815) 726-8500 23 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationJoliet, IL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Family and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Courtney Mehta graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011. During law school Courtney spent her summers clerking for a Family Law firm. After passing the bar, Courtney began her career working for Mitchell Law Group in Joliet, Illinois. In 2016, Courtney joined Henderson Law & Mediation Center. At Henderson Law & Mediation Center, Courtney concentrates her practice in the areas of Divorce, Separation, Parental Allocation (formerly known as Custody), Guardianship, and Adoption. Courtney is also on the Will County Mediation and Guardian ad Litem lists. She is frequently appointed in those capacities. Courtney is currently a member of the...
Ms. Juli Ann Gumina
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Naperville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Admitted to practice law in 1995, Juli A. Gumina graduated with a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean's List and a member of the Bar & Gavel Society. Juli received her B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduate cum laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Juli honed her litigation skills for several years as a public defender in DuPage County, prior to joining the firm to focus on family law. Juli is a trained and experienced mediator, and is frequently appointed...
Joshua Donald Lloyd
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(630) 797-5505 2445 Dean Street
Suite H
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Josh is an attorney at Hower Law Firm LLC, and his current area of focus is family law. Prior to his position at Hower Law Firm LLC, Josh worked at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., concentrating in family law, and respresenting clients in contested divorce cases dealing with complex issues. From 2013 through 2016, Josh was an Assistant State's Attorney with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. He started his career as a misdemeanor Assistant State's Attorney, and was quickly promoted to the Felony Trail Division where he handled serious felony criminal cases encompassing drug and alcohol-related offenses, domestic violence...
Marissa R. Hanson
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Geneva, IL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Family, Criminal and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Marissa’s main areas of concentration are family law matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Visitation and Adoption. Marissa is also a court approved family Mediator and Guardian ad Litem in Kane and Dekalb County. In addition, Marissa is one of the few Kane County foreclosure mediators for the sixteenth judicial circuit.
Lidia E Serrano
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Geneva, IL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Dion U. Davi
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Joliet, IL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(815) 582-4901 58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in family, real estate and estate planning throughout Illinois. DuPage family law attorney Dion U. Davi is a skilled negotiator who seeks to resolve legal disputes with a favorable settlement whenever possible. When needed, however, he has the skills and experience to effectively and zealously advocate for his clients in court.
Megan C. Harris
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(630) 549-0960 250 W. River Drive
Unit 2A
St. Charles, IL 60174
Family and Divorce
University of Illinois College of Law
Megan C. Harris joined Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella in July 2013, where she focuses on all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, child custody, and child support. Prior to that, Ms. Harris worked as an attorney and Guardian ad Litem at the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, representing children in abuse and neglect cases. Ms. Harris is a DuPage County Court-Appointed Guardian ad Litem and presented at the 2013 DuPage Guardian ad Litem training as well as the 2014 National Business Institute training on challenges in family law. She practices in DuPage, Kane, Kendall,...
Monika Blacha
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Joliet, IL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 445-2355 Two Rialto Square
116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 303
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Monika M. Blacha provides knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the difficult decisions that must be made when ending a relationship. Because she understands how stressful resolving divorce issues can be, Monika emphasizes a personal approach with every client, tailoring her legal strategies to each individual’s unique needs. She provides clear communication throughout so her clients understand their options and are always informed on the status of their case.

In addition to family law issues, Monika helps clients navigate the Illinois probate process if a loved one has died. Whether you...
Andrew P. Cores
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Oswego, IL Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 528-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Family, Business and Divorce
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...
Don Pesce
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Naperville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 352-2240 50 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
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 attorney, Don handles every type of case from the simple agreement to the most intricate and delicate situations with precision, persistence and care. Don takes pride in his ability to communicate with clients. Don gives clients one-on-one attention every step of the way. He thoroughly explains the legal process from the first action to the last. Don always makes it his goal...
Matthew Shaw
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(630) 206-3300 555 South Randall Road
Suite 105
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationSaint Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Rachel Hernandez
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(630) 888-0017 619 W. Main Street
Suite D
St. Charles, IL 60174
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northern Illinois University, College of Law and Western Illinois University
Rachel Hernandez began her career with the Community Crisis Center in 1999 and now serves on their Board of Directors. The center is a not for profit domestic violence shelter and social service agency in Elgin. Rachel has a passion for helping others and community building and attended NIU College of Law committed to pursuing those goals.
After graduating, she served as an assistant state's attorney handling a variety of criminal and civil matters in Boone and Winnebago Counties, with a particular passion for seeking justice for children and victims of violent crimes. As an assistant state's attorney, she managed a...
Brian J. Banahan
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(630) 653-4300 22 S. 4th Street
Suite 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Family, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Brian J. Banahan has been practicing law in DuPage, Kane and Cook County Illinois for 18 years. He began his legal career and learned his way around the courtroom in 1997 as a full time 711 prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. From there, Mr. Banahan moved to serve as chief legal counsel and Deputy Public Administrator for DuPage County for 17 years. In that job, Mr. Banahan managed, administered, litigated, settled, and closed hundreds of decedent’s estates and an extensive number of related legal matters in nearly every area of the law. In the process, he has...
Theodore Louis Kuzniar
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 377-7770 2580 Foxfield Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Kuzniar is a member of the Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations where he has been a frequent lecturer. He was recently honored by the Kane County Bar Association for 30 years of service to the profession and membership in the Association. Mr. Kuzniar is licensed to practice in the Illinois state, appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as the United States Federal District Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kuzniar was chosen by the Supreme Court of the...
Rory T Weiler
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(630) 587-5600 2445 Dean Street
Suite G
St. Charles, IL 60175
Family, Appeals and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
Rory T. Weiler is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) who concentrates his practice in family law, with an emphasis on cases involving child custody and more complex economic issues, especially those involving family and closely held businesses. He is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network, and has been recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”

Rory is a member of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) and Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He actively serves the ISBA and its charitable arm, the Illinois Bar Foundation. He has...
Luke Kazmar
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(630) 796-1480 1755 Park Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationNaperville, IL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Illinois College of Law
By way of educational and professional background, I have extensive knowledge of accounting, valuation, statistics, taxation, econometrics and economics. Skill set enables superior asset/liability allocation, discovery of hidden income/assets, support payment litigation, etc.__________EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC CONTEXTS: Appraisal of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Valuation of Closely Held Companies Forensic Accounting and/or Tracing Analysis of Diverse, Complex and/or Prodigious Classes of Assets/Liabilities Arguments Regarding Upward/Downward Deviation from Guideline Support Determination of True and Actual Income__________REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Senior Corporate Executives (including CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and Directors) Entrepreneurs & Owners of Closely Held Entities Medical Doctors (surgeons,...
Steven N. Peskind Esq.
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Saint Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 444-0701 2445 Dean Street
Suite E
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Family, Appeals and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Steven N. Peskind has reinvented Illinois Family Law. Mr. Peskind believes that a successful divorce results from the intersection of three competencies: legal skill, positive decision making, and financial analysis. As a result, he has compiled a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to helping our clients achieve that success. The lawyers at Peskind Law Firm are skilled negotiators, legal analysts, problem solvers and courtroom advocates. Mr. Peskind is one of only 100 lawyers in the nation elected as a Diplomate to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an honor society reflecting accomplishments in Family...
Daniel J. Kollias
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(630) 407-1200 330 W. State Street
Suite 3
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Wendy M. Musielak
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Oswego, IL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(630) 518-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Family, Business and Divorce
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...
Ken Wang
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Naperville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(630) 470-6900 1717 N. Naper Blvd. #200
Naperville, IL 60563
Family, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Former President of the McDonough County Bar Association, and named as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40. CALI award for excellence winner for trial advocacy. Former First Assistant State's Attorney of the McDonough County Bar Association. Managing Attorney at the Law Office of Ken Wang. Admitted to the Federal Bar of the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Trial Bar.
John Martoccio
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Geneva, IL Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(630) 425-6524 21 N. 4th Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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...
Mikal Stole
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Plainfield, IL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
24047 Lockport St.
#201b
Plainfield, IL 60544
Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Mikal Stole a prominent family law attorney in the Cook, Will, and Grundy Counties. He has successfully represented clients with complex cases involving high net worth estates, child custody disputes (allocation of parental responsibilities), and divorces involving business interests, while also efficiently handling routine matters. Mikal's also writes appellate court briefs on family law matters and is frequently appointed as Guardian ad Litem. Mikal serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Will County Bar Association's Family Law Committee and has been responsible for organizing the annual Family Law Seminar for several years. Mikal presents topics to the Bar Association including...
Maureen Sullivan Taylor
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Naperville, IL Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 665-7676 1250 East Diehl
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northern Illinois University
Admitted to practice law in 1982, Maureen Sullivan Taylor graduated with a J.D. from Northern Illinois University Law School. In addition to interning at the United States' Attorneys' Office, Maureen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Matrimonial Law and also served on the Law Review. Founder of the firm, Maureen is a trained and experienced mediator, and is both a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Maureen is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Naperville, IL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(331) 330-7466 105 Jackson Avenue
Ste. 4b
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. we are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited...
Tricia D. Goostree
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 South Randall Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
William F Bochte
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(630) 377-7770 2580 Foxfield Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
William ("Bill") F. Bochte is a graduate of Fenwick High School, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary's University (formerly Saint Mary's College) in Winona, Minnesota in 1965. Bill went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1969 and has been in the private practice of law serving his client's needs ever since. Mr. Bochte practiced in the city of Chicago for approximately 10 years before relocating to Kane County and the Fox Valley area. Mr. Bochte has received a United States of America Presidential Commendation in "recognition of exceptional...
Jane M. Brennan
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road,
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily
Emory University School of Law
Jane M. Brennan received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Emory University. She attended Emory University Law School and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1985. She was sworn in to the Illinois Bar in November 1985.

Ms. Brennan has previously served as a prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, a special prosecutor for the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a Staff Attorney with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. She now provides family law services to clients in St. Charles and throughout Kane County.
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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