Rockford, Illinois Family Lawyers

William F Bochte
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 50 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...
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.

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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...
Jane M. Brennan
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 34 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.
Jason G. Shore
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Shore is acutely aware that when an individual contacts Mevorah Law Offices LLC about a legal problem, that for the client it is also a personal problem. In addition to litigating or negotiating settlements in many major cases, Mr. Shore is a skilled listener who is adept at developing and implementing cost effective and winning strategies. Mr. Shore represents divorce and parentage clients in settlement negotiations, pre-trials, hearings, and trials. Mr. Shore is also appointed by the Court to represent minors in custody proceedings. As an appointed guardian for the children (referred to as a Guardian Ad Litem...
Julia A. Pucci
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Algonquin, IL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(224) 249-3200 109 E Algonquin Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Lisa M. Nyuli
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South Elgin, IL Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Northern Illinois University
Lisa M. Nyuli has been a partner since joining the firm of Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C. in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, for the first 10 years of her career, she worked as an attorney in Aurora, Illinois and in Geneva, Illinois. She was licensed in 1989 and focuses her practice primarily in all areas of family law. In 2008, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Ms. Nyuli is also active in the Illinois State Bar Association as a member, having served two terms on the Board of Governors, and...
Steven N. Peskind Esq.
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Saint Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 34 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...
Michael Thomas Navigato
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(630) 377-7770 2580 Foxfield Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michael Navigato, a 1986 graduate of Addison Trail High School, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Loyola University, Chicago in 1990. Thereafter, Mr. Navigato attended law school at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law where he earned his law degree with distinction. He began his practice as a sole practitioner in November 1993 and in August 1994, he became an associate in the law firm of Laraia & Hubbard, P.C. in Wheaton, Illinois, In February 2003, Michael joined his current partners, William Bochte and Theodore Kuzniar where he has been practicing to the present date. In...
Christopher S. Haaff
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(815) 355-8194 210 N Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family and Divorce
CHRIS S. HAAFF owns and operates his own law firm in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. He is an experienced litigator and negotiator in all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoption, paternity, child-related issues, child and spousal support, surrogacy, and qualified domestic relations orders. Chris has been a featured writer and speaker throughout Illinois on family law and other issues. In nearly twenty years of practice, Chris has represented hundreds of satisfied clients, many of whom have referred others to him.
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 21 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...
Eric J. Vogel
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West Dundee, IL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Family and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Eric J. Vogel was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2008 after graduating from John Marshall Law School. He served as Assistant Public Defender in the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office for over 10 years. In his time at the Public Defender’s Officer, he handled cases in several areas of the law, including, misdemeanor and felony criminal, juvenile abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency and specialty courts. Mr. Vogel has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History from Arizona State University in 2002.

Attorney Vogel understands that every client’s...
Megan C. Harris
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 7 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,...
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...
Rory T Weiler
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 40 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...
Benedict Schwarz II
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West Dundee, IL Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
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...
Paul H. Millewich
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
Paul Henry Millewich graduated from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and received his B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Paul's experience in the Coast Guard has allowed him to assist clients with complex mechanical, technical, and engineering cases involving injuries and wrongful death. Mr. Millewich has dedicated his practice to representing injured clients in Product Liability and Medical Malpractice cases. Paul has been a Personal Injury attorney for 33 years, and he is an experienced and skilled litigator. Every case Paul accepts is prepared for trial. He is...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Lake in the Hills, IL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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...
Steven H. Mevorah
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(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northern Illinois University
Steven H. Mevorah is the founder of Mevorah Law Offices LLC and began his practice in 1979. Mr. Mevorah brings significant experience to bear in achieving positive results for his clients. With offices in Lombard, Bloomingdale, Chicago, Joliet, and St. Charles, Mr. Mevorah makes his practice accessible to all of those in need throughout the Chicagoland area and surrounding counties. Since the firm's inception, Mr. Mevorah has been committed to building a practice made up of attorneys who share his vision and dedication to offering clients the best legal advice and advocacy combined with unparalleled service. Taking an aggressive...
David Gonet
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Hoffman Estates, IL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(847) 325-5471 2300 Barrington Rd
Ste 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Houston - Main Campus
Attorney David P. Gonet comes to family law with a background in appellate law and intellectual property law. A business major in college, David went on to get his law degree from the University of Houston College of Law, where he participated in clinical work, researching and drafting state and federal appeals, and petitioning for writs of habeas corpus. Prior to practicing exclusively in the area of family law, David worked at a law firm concentrating in civil appeals, were be drafted appeals to the Illinois Court of Appeals, State of Illinois Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, and...
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.
Todd Daniel Scalzo
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St. Charles , IL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(630) 665-7300 250 W. River Drive
Unit 2A
St. Charles , IL 60174
Family
The John Marshall Law School
Todd. D. Scalzo has been practicing law since 2004, handling all matters of family law, such as divorce, paternity, child support, maintenance, relocation, allocation of parental responsibilities, and parenting plans. He has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Scalzo is a court-approved guardian ad litem (GAL) and mediator.

Mr. Scalzo is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage Justinian Society of (Italian-American) Lawyers, and his hometown of Wheaton.
Julie Pirtle
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Elgin, IL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(847) 426-1866 2205 Point Boulevard
Suite 130
Elgin, IL 60123
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Julie M. Pirtle has been a partner at Pucci Pirtle since our formation in April of 2013. Ms. Pirtle began her career as an attorney at Schwarz & Pucci, LLC with Attorney Julia Pucci. She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, including divorce and custody matters, and residential real estate transactions. Ms. Pirtle graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. During law school, Ms. Pirtle was active in the Dooley Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, serving as the vice...
Rachel Hernandez
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
Justin Mark Hastings
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West Dundee, IL Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(847) 844-0698 526 Market Loop, Ste D
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Northern Illinois University
While working full time, and raising his two children, Justin started college in pursuit of becoming an attorney. His dream has been brought to fruition as he is ready and able to tirelessly represent his clients. He considers his role as an attorney to not only be an advocate for his clients, but also for the community. Justin brings passion and strong ethical fortitude to the practice of law. When not practicing law, Justin enjoys spending time coaching youth football and baseball.

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Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. & Certificate in Civil Advocacy, 2016

DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy &...
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...
Paulette Gray
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Crystal Lake, IL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(815) 893-0257 40 Brink Street
Suite 103
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The John Marshall Law School
Attorneys Paulette M. Gray and Robert L. Gray are the principal attorneys at Gray & Gray LLC located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Attorney Paulette M. Gray is a Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Paulette continues to be active in the Illinois Chapter of the AAML having served as an Officer within the Chapter as well as being on its Board of Managers for several years. She previously served as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council (2008-09) during which time she testified in Springfield in...
Joshua D. Bedwell
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(630) 549-0960 250 W. River Drive
Unit 2A
St. Charles, IL 60174
Family and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our attorneys believe that an informed client is better able to make effective decisions. Many of our clients come to us facing the most difficult time in their lives. Our experience has shown us that divorce, custody battles, sexual harassment, employment discrimination and injury cases should be handled to minimize stress and cost. We take the time to fully educate our clients about the legal process and develop a strategy tailored to our clients’ goals and objectives.
Robin M. Zandri
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Saint Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 South Randall Road
Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Family
Northern Illinois University
In 1993, Attorney Robin Zandri graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Bachelor of Science degree. Ms. Zandri graduated Magna Cum Lade from Northern Illinois University in 1997, where she received her Juris Doctorate. With extensive family law experience, Ms. Zandri provides clients legal representation in spousal maintenance, child custody, visitation, and divorce litigation, as well as paternity and adoption matters.
John Martoccio
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Geneva, IL Family Law Attorney with 46 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...
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 234-4682 221 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Family, Divorce, Employment 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...
Marcee Duvall
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Saint Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Kirsten Becker
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DeKalb, IL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(815) 981-4814 921 Lewis Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
I am a general practice attorney who serves DeKalb, and Kane Counties.
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(847) 742-0420 40 N. Airlite
Suite 3
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Charles Canning has represented clients throughout Kane County and across Northern Illinois for over 30 years. He assists clients with cases in the following practice areas:
Theodore Louis Kuzniar
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 45 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...
James Tabor
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 762-8300 555 S. Randall Rd.
Suite 204
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Anique K Drouin
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(630) 757-7656 100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
I have dedicated my practice to family law matters since 2007. In addition to traditional litigation, I am a certified mediator and a fellow of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. I work diligently and efficiently to help my clients obtain the best possible outcome in their cases.
Brad McClain Swearingen
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North Aurora, IL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 896-8881 149 South Lincolnway
Suite 200
North Aurora, IL 60542
Family and Divorce
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...
Timothy Weiler
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St. Charles, IL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(630) 382-8050 2445 Dean Street
Suite G
St. Charles, IL 60175
Family and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Timothy Weiler is a Partner with Weiler & Lengle concentrating his practice in family law. He is a graduate of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law National Institute for Trial Advocacy as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates. Tim has been a featured speaker at several Kane County Bar events. He also argued, and won, In re Marriage of Tiballi before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Tim received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2002. He received his Juris Doctor in 2012 from the John...
Michelle Wiejaczka
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Hawthorn Woods, IL Family Law Attorney
(847) 526-4909 25995 North Rand Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Family and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Michelle G. Wiejaczka excels in helping individuals and families who need assistance with legal issues and representation. Recognized for her work in dispute resolution, collaborative law and cooperative problem solving, she is often appointed by the Court to serve as a mediator. Michelle is trained in Collaborative Law and periodically presides over cases that are assigned to mandatory arbitration. A former Assistant State’s Attorney (McHenry County) for almost nine years, she entered private practice in 1994, and founded Wiejaczka Law in 2005. Michelle graduated with High Honors from Southern Illinois University and...
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Dealing with family law issues?

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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.