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David N. Schaffer

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Location:

Naperville, IL

Phone:

Fax:

630-922-4507

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For more than 30 years, attorney David N. Schaffer has been representing clients in areas such as child custody, maintenance and property distribution.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Modifications
  • Hague Petitions
  • International Custody / Kidnapping
  • Enforcement of State and Foreign Decrees
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Partnerships

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1981
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Book Review of Don't Settle for Less, Chicago Bar Association Record Magazine, October, 1994
  • Review of Bankruptcy Reform Act as Applicable to Matrimonial Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Nov. 11, 1994
  • Review of Bankruptcy Reform Act as Applicable to Matrimonial Law, 5 Briefcase Newsletter 1, American Bar Association, Section of General Practice, 1994
  • An Analysis of the Legitimacy of 750 ILCS/5/505(a)(5) (Percentage Child Support Orders), Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 23, 1995
  • Illinois Family Law Report, March, 1995
  • Amended Supreme Court Discovery Rules as Seen Through the Eyes of a Matrimonial Lawyer, Illinois Family Law Report, November, 1995
  • Child, Spousal Support Law Work in Tandem (Most of the Time) (UIFSA and URESA Compared), Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 23, 1996
  • The Use of Revenue Rulings in Marital Appraisals, DuPage County Bar Association Brief Magazine, November, 1996
  • Cited in Four 'Dear Abby' Advice Columns and Two 'All that Zazz' Advice Columns
  • Noted Cases, Appellate Court Will not Second Guess Close Custody Case, Illinois Family Law Report
  • Mothers Credibility Evaporates, Unstable Environment Disqualifies Her as Custodian, Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest
  • Support Tripled, Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest

Classes/Seminars

  • Family Law Updates, Illinois State Bar Association
  • The 'Shrinking' of Child Custody Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues in Divorce, 2006 to 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter, Columbus Day Advance Seminar for Family Lawyers, 2007 to 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter, Columbus Day Advance Seminar for Family Lawyers, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Merit - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers 2007-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, 1997-Present
  • Editor’s Choice Matrimonial law Firm of the Year in Illinois, Corporate International, 2014, 2015
  • Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Appointed Member – State of Illinois General Assembly’s Family Law Study Committee (This committee drafted the new Illinois family law statutes that become effective January 1, 2016)
  • Illinois State Bar Association – ISBA.org, Appointed Member, International and Immigration Section Council – ISBA.org
  • Illinois State Bar Association – ISBA.org, Elected Member - ISBA Assembly
  • Illinois State Bar Association – ISBA.org, Former Elected member – Assembly Agenda Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association – ISBA.org, Former Chair – Family Law Section Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association – ISBA.org, Former Member of Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , Fellow - AAML.org
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , Fellow - IAML.org, Appointed member – Hague Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association – DCBA.org, Appointed Member of DuPage Bar Brief Publication Board
  • Anti-Defamation League Speakers Bureau, Member, Committee on Civil Rights, 1991 to 1993
  • Village of Lombard (DuPage County), Trustee, Board of Trustees, 1997 to 2001