David N. Schaffer


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David Schaffer

Firm Name: Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.

Address: 200 E 5th Avenue
Suite 108
Illinois 60563

Telephone: + 1 (630) 922-4500

Fax: + 1 (630) 922-4507

Email: schaffer@familylawltd.com

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Website: www.familylawltd.com


Profile: I practice “esoteric” family law. I had Illinois court overrule Russian Supreme Court decision on custody jurisdiction. Handled Federal appeals in two seminal cases re: habitual residence. Member of IAFL Hague Committee. Write monthly "Front Lines of Family Law" column for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. On U.S. Department of State's referral list for Hague cases. Fellow-American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Instructor-AAML Institute for Training Family Law Associates (2002-2008). Illinois State Bar Association: Assembly (1997-2001, 2013-); Family Law Section Council Chair (1999-2000); Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board (1999-2003);Member: MENSA International (www.mensa.org). AV Highest Martindale Hubbell (www.martindale.com) rating 18 years. Voted “SuperLawyer” last nine years. National Author and Lecturer, including: "Alternatives for Grandparent Visitation," Las Vegas, Nevada (2003); "Handling Custody cases When the Expert Sides Against You." St. Louis, Missouri 1998; "Expert Testimony in Child Custody Cases," Aspen Publishers, 2001; "The Use of Revenue Rulings in Marital Appraisals," DuPage Bar Association Brief Magazine, November 1996; "Troxel and Lulay-Two High Courts Speak on Grandparent Visitation Rights," Illinois Bar Journal. Cited in four "Dear Abby" advice columns. ADL Speakers' Bureau and Civil Rights Committee (1991-1993).

Languages Spoken: English

US Counties: United States District Court of Illinois: Northern, Central, and Southern Districts. Will, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, and Kane. Will travel when needed, e.g., recently Sangamon (Springfield), Peoria, and McClean (Bloomington) Counties. We have a good rail service in Illinois.

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony