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Matthew Shaw

Matthew Shaw

Shaw Family Law P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

Mr. Shaw attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated from Illinois College, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983. He continued his education at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1986, and became a Licensed Attorney in Illinois on November 6, 1986.

Having previously practiced in general and family law practices, and having served as the Child Support Attorney for Kane County Circuit Court Clerk from 1987-1995,
Mr. Shaw opened his own law practice concentrating in family law in 1991. In 2000 he co-founded the law firm of Shaw, Jacobs & Associates, P.C., St. Charles, Illinois, which concentrates its practice in family law, including dissolution of marriage, financial issues and custody litigation.

Mr. Shaw has been a legal Author and Lecturer for many years, and has served on family law committees including, the ISBA Family Law Section Council (having first served in 1991). He has authored and published articles in the ISBA Family Law newsletter and authored the first chapter of the Illinois Family Law Handbook. He has presented at family law seminars throughout the country.

On behalf of the ISBA Family Law Section Council Custody subcommittee, he
testified in Springfield before Illinois Supreme Court Custody Committee regarding proposed custody legislation on March 28, 2003.

Having a proven track record of success representing men, women and children in Illinois courts, Mr. Shaw has extensive court and trial experience. He has also served as a Mediator and Guardian ad Litem in Family Law cases, and has resolved numerous cases outside of court.

He has been interviewed on family law topics on both television and radio, and has volunteered his time at divorce support groups. Mr. Shaw is continues to serve as an attorney presenter at KIDS (Kids in a Divorcing Society) family court program for parents (1993- present), and is currently the Chair of the Kane County Family Law Committee. He and his firm also support various legal service groups that serve those in need.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shaw Family Law P.C.
- Current
Attorney - Partner
Shaw, Jacobs, Goosetree & Assciates, P.C.
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Child Support Attorney
Kane County Circuit Court Clerks office
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Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (1986)
Illinois College
B.A. (1983)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Northern Illinois University
J.D.
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Awards
Leading West Suburban Lawyers
Leading Lawyers Network
Distinguished BV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Family law Section Counsel Co-Chair
Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Current
American Bar Association
Current
DuPage County Bar Association
Current
Illionois Family Support Enforcement Association
Current
America Trial Lawyers Associatioln
Past Member
Current
Kane County Bar Association
Chair, Family Law Committee
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Illinois State Bar Association
Family law Section Council Custody Subcommittee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
An Introductory Overview of Jurisdictional Requirements under the IMDMA and UCCJA
Family Law Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association
Are Vacation Days Marital Property?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Case Study: Plano Dad's Child Support Payment Problems a Family Affair
Aurora Beacon News, Feature Story, June 2014
Chapter One, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook, Author, 1995 and 2011
Commingling Non-Marital and Marital Property: Reimbursement for Contributions?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Dissipation: When Does it Begin to Begin?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Does More Parenting Time Justify Less Child Support?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Ever Read the Mental Health and Development Disabilities Confidentiality Act?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Finances Important to Many Post-Recession Couples
Daiy Chronicle, Feature Story, July 2014
Forming Families: St. Charles Adoption Attorney Shares His Story of Bringing Families Together
Kane County Magazine, Feature Story, November 2011
Holiday Stress and Family Law
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Interpreting "Prior Obligations"
Family Law Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association
Maintenance Review: Jurisdiction, Procedure, Statutory Standards and Factors, Strategies for Family Law in Illinois
Aspatore Publication (Thompson Reuters), 2015 Edition
Maintenance: 'Til Death do us Part?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Maintenance: Payable upon Death? Tax-free?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Pre-nuptial Agreements
Family Law Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association
Supreme Court Interprets Dissipation
Family Law Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association
Transfer of Marital Residence Found Fraudulent by Bankruptcy Court
Family Law Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association
UIFSA: Modifying Out of State Child SupportInterest on Unpaid Child Support: Mandatory?
The Family Law Lawyer Column, Kane County Bar Association Brief
Speaking Engagements
Child Support, Panelist, Springfield, Illinois
Jurisdiction,, St. Louis, Missouri
Custody Evaluations under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 215 (a) and (d) and IMDMA 604 and 605, Chicago, Illinois, December 4, 1992, Chicago, Illinois
Organizing a Small Divorce Office: The Business of Law (panel discussion),, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Ethical Problems of the Divorce Practice,, Peoria, Illinois
Hot Tips for Custody Litigation,, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Custody Changes: What are Your Odds?, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ethical Dilemmas for the Family Law Practitioner,, Bloomington, Illinois
Evidence: Turning a Witness, New Orleans, Louisiana
Commingled and Transmuted Property, Chicago, Illinois
Negotiating/Drafting Maintenance Provisions,, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Family Law Seminars, Kane County Bar Association, 1988-2011
Certifications
Guardian Ad Litem
Family Law
Mediator
Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
Are you Guaranteed Alimony after Divorce in Illinois?
Social Media
Contact & Map
Shaw Family Law, P.C.
555 South Randall Road
Suite 105
Saint Charles, IL 60174
USA
Telephone: (630) 206-3300