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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.

We Can Help You Handle Matters Involving Child Protective Services


When your parental rights or child’s future is on the line, you need a legal advocate who will work aggressively to ensure protection. At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd., we work with individuals and families who are under fire from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). We will make sure your rights are protected and your child’s best interests are truly being addressed.

Do not leave you and your children’s future in the hands of the government. Contact attorney David N. Schaffer today to discuss your options.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

According to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), its mission is to protect and provide for the well-being of Illinois children. Backed by the state government, DCFS monitors and investigates the health, safety and welfare of children. It is often brought into the following types of situations:

  • Allegations of neglect or abuse
  • Juvenile or divorce court matters
  • Adoption proceedings
  • Foster care supervision

If you have been notified of a DCFS investigation into an issue that concerns you or a loved one, you should seek immediate legal representation. If you do not actively pursue your rights, a DCFS investigation can negatively impact your family in many ways. In addition to possible criminal charges, you risk having your children removed from your home and you may lose your right to custody and visitation.

If you have already been indicted by DCFS, you have the right to appeal the decision. David will navigate you through the process so you can determine which course of action would best benefit you and your family.

Let Us Be Your Support and Guide

We are here to help you. Regardless if you have been formally notified or not, it is extremely important that you contact a lawyer if you believe that DCFS has gotten involved in your family law matter.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with David N. Schaffer, please call our Naperville office at 630-922-4500 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout Naperville, Illinois, and the world. We can help you, too.