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The Right Attorney for Critical Family Law Matters

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AAML | American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
IAFL | International Academy of Family Lawyers
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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.

Why Choose Our Firm?


In a high-stakes family law matter, mistakes and oversights can cost you today and for the rest of your life. At Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.​, we take a methodical, detail-oriented approach which eliminates oversights while identifying risks and opportunities that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Family law cases are extremely fact-driven. Attorney David N. Schaffer knows where to look for the critical details that can turn an unfavorable result into a success. David and our firm’s highly qualified paralegal handle every issue with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Integrity Makes A Difference

Our firm does not play games with the law. Judges do not look favorably upon baseless legal maneuvers, and neither do we. In over three decades of practice, David has earned a reputation for upholding the highest legal and ethical standards. When we speak for a client, our words carry weight.

A Family Law Firm With An International Reach

When child custody matters cross international borders, we are prepared to navigate this complex legal terrain while protecting our clients’ parental rights.

We have successfully handled numerous international child custody, kidnapping, abduction and wrongful retention issues covered by the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act for clients around the world, as well as cases involving countries that are not Hague signatories.

David is on the U.S. State Department’s referral list for Hague Convention matters, and he has received an award of merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in recognition of and appreciation for his outstanding commitment to the protection of children and his knowledge of the Hague Convention.

Take The First Step Today

When you are ready to talk to an experienced lawyer about your Illinois or international family law issue, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 630-922-4500 to arrange an initial consultation. In Naperville, we serve clients throughout Illinois, the country and internationally.