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   3David N. SchafferNaperville(630) 922-4500schaffer@familylawltd.comschaffer@familylawltd.comSchaffer Family Law Ltdwww.familylawltd.comwww.familylawltd.comschafferdavidn.jpgFamily Law
David N. Schafferschaffer@familylawltd.com
Schaffer Family Law Ltdhttp://www.familylawltd.com
200 E 5th Ave Ste 108
Naperville IL 60563
Ph.(630) 922-4500 Fx.(630) 922-4507
Recommended by peers in:
Family Law
County:  DuPage
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
For more than 30 years, attorney David N. Schaffer has been representing clients in areas such as child custody, maintenance and property distribution.

His areas of practice include:
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Modifications
  • Hague Petitions
  • International Custody / Kidnapping
  • Enforcement of State and Foreign Decrees
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Partnerships


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1984
U.S. District Court
  Northern District of Illinois
  Central District of Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


Date of Birth:  1958

Law School:  Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1984

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.A. psychology, 1981

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
State of Illinois General Assembly's Family Law Study Committee
Illinois State Bar Association
  International and Immigration Section Council
  ISBA Assembly
    Elected member
  Assembly Agenda Committee
    Former elected member
  Family Law Section Council
    Former chair
  Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board
    Former member
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Fellow
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Hague Committee
    Appointed member
DuPage County Bar Association
  DuPage Bar Brief Publication Board
    Appointed member
Anti-Defamation League Speakers Bureau
  Committee on Civil Rights, 1991-1993
Village of Lombard (DuPage County) Board of Trustees, 1997-2001

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Award of Merit - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Leading Lawyers, 2014-present
  • Illinois Super Lawyers 2007-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV® Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5, 1997-present
  • Editor’s Choice Matrimonial law Firm of the Year in Illinois, Corporate International, 2014, 2015


Published Legal Writing:  
Book Review of Don't Settle for Less, Chicago Bar Association Record Magazine, October, 1994

Review of Bankruptcy Reform Act as Applicable to Matrimonial Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Nov. 11, 1994

Review of Bankruptcy Reform Act as Applicable to Matrimonial Law, 5 Briefcase Newsletter 1, American Bar Association, Section of General Practice, 1994

An Analysis of the Legitimacy of 750 ILCS/5/505(a)(5) (Percentage Child Support Orders), Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 23, 1995

Illinois Family Law Report, March, 1995

Amended Supreme Court Discovery Rules as Seen Through the Eyes of a Matrimonial Lawyer, Illinois Family Law Report, November, 1995

Child, Spousal Support Law Work in Tandem (Most of the Time) (UIFSA and URESA Compared), Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 23, 1996

The Use of Revenue Rulings in Marital Appraisals, DuPage County Bar Association Brief Magazine, November, 1996

Cited in Four 'Dear Abby' Advice Columns and Two 'All that Zazz' Advice Columns

Noted Cases, Appellate Court Will not Second Guess Close Custody Case, Illinois Family Law Report

Mothers Credibility Evaporates, Unstable Environment Disqualifies Her as Custodian, Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest

Support Tripled, Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest


Legal Lectures:  
Family Law Updates, Illinois State Bar Association

The 'Shrinking' of Child Custody Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996

Business Valuation, Financial, and Tax Issues in Divorce, 2006 - 2012

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter, Columbus Day Advance Seminar for Family Lawyers, 2007 - 2012

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter, Columbus Day Advance Seminar for Family Lawyers, 2015


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