The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.
I am an experienced Illinois divorce attorney and family lawyer. When you retain me, you retain an experienced divorce attorney, trained and familiar not only in the ins-and-outs of divorce litigation but extensively trained and experienced in the collaborative and cooperative law approaches to divorce resolution.
My law firm represents people in DuPage, Kendall and Kane Counties. For nearly a decade, I have focused entirely on divorce, paternity (parentage), establishment and modification of support, parental rights, enforcement of divorce decrees and other family law related matters. I have litigated numerous divorce and parentage matters and know how to litigate yours. More importantly than that, I focus on keeping your case out of the courthouse as much as possible. That helps keep costs down and can actually expedite many cases.
I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with 5 years' experience working with abused children and adolescents with severe psychiatric and emotional disorders. Prior to my work as an outreach specialist and child care worker I worked with Alzheimer's & dementia residents in long term care. My experience in psychology has taught me how to work with people effectively and provides me with insight that will be helpful to your case.
By combining my training and experience in psychology with my legal education, training and experience in divorce and family law, I am not only sensitive to the emotional impact divorce can have on you, but skilled at protecting your interests, obtaining positive results, and doing so at a reasonable rate.
Being both a seasoned divorce litigation attorney, trained collaborative lawyer, and one of the few cooperative lawyers in the area, I know how to best serve you, do it proficiently and do it all within your budget. I have no hesitancy about taking whatever steps are necessary to protect your rights, but more importantly, I know how to resolve your issues and enforce your rights WITHOUT having to litigate. Negotiating as opposed to litigating generally maximizes your position and minimizes your costs. My client’s have ranged from those holding major nationwide corporations to those with great economic challenges. Whatever your position in life, I know I can help you through.
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|Family Law||Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
Attorney | The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.
2010 - 2020
J.D. | Northern Illinois University College of Law
2000 - 2003
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Aurora, Illinois, Kane County
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