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AAML | American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
IAFL | International Academy of Family Lawyers
Rated by Super Lawyers | David N. Schaffer |
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Family Law

Family Law

Whatever family law problem you face, we are here to guide you to a better tomorrow.



Divorce is a difficult process, but can be much easier to bear with guidance from an experienced lawyer.

Child Custody/ Child Support

Child Custody/ Child Support

We are here to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.

International Custody / Kidnapping

International Custody /Kidnapping

We have extensive experience handling child custody disputes that cross international borders.

Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. ranked one of U.S. News – Best Lawyers

On Behalf of | Dec 11, 2019 | firm news |

Virtually every town in the nation has representation ready to help families navigate their unique challenges, draft business documents or seek favorable results against criminal accusations. However, locations and individual needs vary. So do the experience and reputation of lawyers.

Respect among David N. Schaffer’s peers recently earned him nationwide recognition. Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. received the Tier 2 top family law firm ranking in the Chicago area for the 10th Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

Eligibility methodology

Ranking eligibility includes factors such as peer reviews, law firm surveys and client feedback. Attorneys in various regions and practice areas may share their opinions about their colleagues through a process which includes:

· A nomination by a marketing team, client or lawyer
· Votes from peers within an attorney’s local area
· Likelihood of referring a case to the lawyer in review
· Review of good standing status with the state bar’s ethics committee

Mr. Schaffer has dedicated more than 38 years to helping families find peace in the midst of their challenges. The firm’s compassionate approach to family law resolves conflicts such as divorce, child custody and support modifications. In addition, their legal guidance extends around the globe in matters of child kidnapping and abduction.

The legal team at Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. enjoys helping people, and it shows. The firm is humbled by its inclusion in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” publication and appreciates the support of its clients, community and fellow members of Illinois’ legal community.