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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.

In the News

-On October 31, 2012, David presented oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as appellee in mom’s appeal of David’s successful proceedings in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, for the return of a 6-year-old year to his father and home in Ireland. David continues to represent the father. This is the case covered by all of the major media networks in Illinois as well as international media several months ago.

Fight for Your Parental Rights in International Custody Matters

Boy Caught in International Custody Battle — Courts order boy, 5, to live with his father in Ireland
By Lauren Jiggetts | 5 NBC News Chicago Jul 18, 2012

Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland – CBS- Chicago – July 10, 2012

Read A Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Written By David – April 25, 2019