Matthew M. Williams

Matthew M. Williams

Attorney Matthew M. Williams - Sole Practitioner
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning...
  • Illinois
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Summary

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 childcare 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, & 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 clients 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.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alimony
  • Maintenance / Spousal Support
  • Alimony Modifications
  • Dissipation
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Guardianships
  • Parental Rights
  • Paternity
  • Relocation
  • Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Division of assets
  • Civil Unions
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, and Debit cards.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    On a case by case basis, sliding scale fees can be arranged. Due to the nature of Family Law, retainers cannot be determined prior to the initial consultation and cannot be estimated beforehand. Please call for a consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
J. Richard Kulerski, P.C.
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Divorce attorney
Domestic Relations/Family Law in Illinois
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During time at prior firm I handled hundreds of divorce cases, paternity cases, child custody, maintenance (alimony), domestic violence and drafted numerous pre-nuptial agreements. Let me help you with yours.
711 Intern
Kane County State's Attorney Office
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Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D.
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
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Northeastern Illinois University
B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Associations
Kane County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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DuPage County Bar
Family Law Committee
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Kendall County Bar Association
Member
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Kendall County
Guardian Ad Litem
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Aurora Chamber of Commerce
member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Certifications
Completed training in Collaborative Law 2007
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
30+ hours of domestic relations, focused, training and seminars
Illinois State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Matthew M. Williams, P.C.
1444 North Farnsworth Ave., Suite 307
Aurora, IL 60505
USA
Telephone: (630) 409-8184