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With more than 30 years of experience, we are prepared to guide you through today’s troubling problems and help you reach a better tomorrow.

For everyone’s safety, Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. continues to operate remotely. Nonetheless, we remain “open for business” during our regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and as always, can be contacted by telephone, video conference, text, or email. Please tell us how we can help you.


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

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


International Custody /Kidnapping

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

An Established Firm For Divorce


If you are considering divorce, you undoubtedly have concerns as to how the divorce process works and how the future of you and your family will be affected. Questions regarding property division, spousal maintenance, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (known as child custody before January 1, 2016) and child support may leave you feeling nervous and insecure. With the help of an experienced divorce lawyer, these emotional and complex issues can be addressed both efficiently and effectively.

At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd., we work to help our clients assert their rights and protect their interests. With more than 30 years of family law experience, divorce lawyer David N. Schaffer can provide you with the experienced guidance and strong advocacy you need at this time.

We Can Handle All Matters Related To Divorce

Divorce proceedings can be very complicated. There are several elements to consider, from the division of marital assets to spousal support/alimony to matters involving children.

Our law firm has the experience, skill and resources to handle complex and high-asset divorces for clients in Naperville and throughout the Chicago area. As our client, you will receive one-on-one attention from a renowned divorce lawyer with a stellar reputation in the legal community.

We can also provide you with experienced guidance regarding establishment of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as issues pertaining to same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships.

Divorce Does Not Have To Be Contentious

Divorce can bring out the worst in people, but it does not have to cause undue conflict and acrimony. Our approach to divorce disputes is to reach favorable, amicable resolutions by negotiating from a position of strength. We understand, of course, that the other side is not always willing to be reasonable.

We prepare every case for the possibility of trial. Firm principal David N. Schaffer is an accomplished trial attorney, but he strives to keep cases from going to court to spare his clients unnecessary time, expense and worry. When trial is necessary, he is always prepared. In fact, David’s philosophy has always been that settlements most favorable to his clients are the direct result of thorough and detailed trial preparation. David’s adversaries know very well that he is not afraid to go to trial, if necessary.

David N. Schaffer believes that the divorce process does not have to start out contentiously, and he always encourages his clients to begin the process that way. But if the other side insists on heating things up, David subscribes (strictly figuratively, of course!) to the “Chicago Rules.” To paraphrase Eliot Ness:

“They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue.”

Talk to an Experienced Divorce Lawyer Today

We are here to provide you with the attentive service and strong advocacy you need as you navigate divorce in Illinois. To reach our law offices, call us at 630-922-4500 or contact us online by filling out a brief form.