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Blacha Law Office, LLC - Naperville, IL

1230 E Diehl Rd.Suite 325 Naperville, IL 60563

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Updated: 07/11/2024

Naperville Family Law Firm


A Knowledgeable Divorce, Probate and Immigration Lawyer In DuPage County

If a legal concern involves your family, your financial security, your freedom or all of these, it matters to me. I am Monika Blacha, an attorney practicing in Illinois since 1999 who will treat you with care and respect as we help you achieve your most vital family-related personal and financial goals.

Every working day, I apply an outstanding education and extensive experience in negotiations, mediation and high-stakes litigation to resolve my clients' legal issues as favorably as possible. My clear mission is to provide the utmost in personally attentive, results-focused counsel in matters of divorce, family law, family law immigration and estate planning/probate.

Complex Case Experience An Approachable, Highly Responsive Attorney

As a partner in the Chicago office of a large, prestigious firm for many years, I refined the skills needed to handle extremely complex matters effectively. You can turn to my firm, Blacha Law Office, LLC for focused guidance and assertive protection of your interests if you are, for example:

  • Facing divorce and all that entails in terms of difficult decisions impacting children, property and your personal future
  • Confronting another challenging family law issue such as a change in circumstances that calls for a post-decree modification of child support, alimony, custody or visitation
  • In need of comprehensive estate planning counsel, whether you have basic assets and straightforward goals or substantial wealth and sophisticated objectives
  • In need of assistance with immigration needs, such as citizenship and naturalization, obtaining legal permanent residency (commonly known as a green card), family-based immigration, deportation defense, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and asylum or refugee status

I am a certified family law mediator available to serve in that capacity or put my proven dispute resolution abilities to work as a dedicated advocate for you. I strive to achieve affordable, non adversarial resolution whenever possible but always stand ready for litigation if that is the necessary path. Similarly, I am able to negotiate from a position of strength out of court with the prosecutor's office, or fight vigorously should your case go to trial.

Call me today to start helping you stand up for your rights and get what you want from our legal system.

About Blacha Law Office, LLC


  • English
  • Polish

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Probate Administration


  • 75%


  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star Award, 2010, 2013 - 2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2016, 2018, 2019
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  • 2016 Top 100 Lawyer – ASLA
  • Legal Rach Verified
  • 2014 Top Attorney – NAFLA
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best in Customer Satisfaction 2017

Published Works

  • Mandatory Compliance with Voluntary Industry Marketing Codes, Law 360, October, 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Representing Political Asylum Clients




  • Mary Kay McCann, Paralegal Manager


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Payment Plans Accepted

Office Information


1230 E Diehl Rd.Suite 325 Naperville, IL 60563

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 5:00



Other Offices

Blacha Law Office, LLC 116 N. Chicago St. Suite 303 Joliet, IL 60432 630-283-1987

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By Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars

I obtained the services of Kathleen Bondi (Kathy) with Blacha Law office just a few months ago. With a Spouse located in another state, Kathy did an exceptional job getting my divorce finalized very quickly, as well as a marital/custody agreement that I was very pleased with. She is extremely knowledgeable on Illinois law and has a very calm demeanor about her which is very helpful during an emotional time. Her paralegal Jayme was nothing short of extraordinary. If you are in search of a top notch firm, Blacha Law will not disappoint.

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replied on Feb. 05, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best of luck.
By Anonymous on Dec. 10, 2019
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Everyone at Blacha Law made me feel completely taken care of. Going into the divorce process can be very scary I felt and not knowing what can be the outcome is even more scary. Monika and Jackie took care of everything and I couldn?t be more happy to enter the new year with a very fresh start!

Blacha Law Office, LLC

Blacha Law Office, LLC

replied on Feb. 05, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best of luck.
By David O. on Nov. 17, 2019
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

As a father going through a difficult divorce, my utmost concern was protecting my rights with the custody of my children. Monika Blacha, Jackie DeSana and the entire team fought tirelessly to help me achieve this. I could not be more grateful for the work that they did so that we can be a family again.

Blacha Law Office, LLC

Blacha Law Office, LLC

replied on Feb. 05, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best of luck.
By Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2019
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Monika was thorough, kind, patient, and incredibly helpful throughout the entire process of my divorce. She made a very difficult time in my life much easier - I would highly recommend her.

By Anonymous on Apr. 04, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

I cannot express enough gratitude and praise for the legal team at Blacha Law. From my first meeting with Elizabeth , I was confident in her ability to represent me during a difficult divorce. Her patience, kindness and knowledge of the law provided me with exactly what I needed to resolve the issues. The Judge even commented on what an excellent attorney she was; from the organization of the evidence in the case to her knowledge and argument of the facts. I highly recommend Elizabeth to everyone!

By Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Great team supporting Monika Blacha. Monika herself is professional and knowledgeable in divorce law. She is also compassionate and supportive and genuinely cares about her clients. Highly recommend her office.

By Denise S. on Jan. 15, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Working with Sean McCumber and his team of professionals was extremely easy especially since I was out of state! Sean listened and guided me thru the process with little trouble.

By Anonymous on Oct. 31, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

My experience Elizabeth was great. She made the process so easy. She answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner. She is extremely knowledgeable. I had other things going on during my divorce process and she was so patient and kind during this time. I would highly recommend this law firm!

By Anonymous on Oct. 08, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I really appreciated the firm?s attentiveness and prompt response to my questions. Everything was always clearly explained and laid out in an organized manner. Thank you for your support.

By Anonymous on Aug. 08, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Monika and her staff did an outstanding job guiding me through the whole divorce process. They were very patient in answering all my questions and making sure I knew all my options. They made me feel very comfortable and worked really hard to give me the best possible outcome .I highly recommend the Blacha law firm .

By Anonymous on Aug. 04, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I came to the Blacha Law Office during the most difficult time in my life when I was seeking assistance with my divorce. I immediately bonded with Erin O?Connell, who became my attorney in the case. She was attentive and compassionate with my needs and circumstance as well as being firm when needed. I would highly recommend her and her team at Blacha, for any legal matter.

By Dyana G. on Aug. 03, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I am so thankful for Attorney Youakim and the entire Blacha team. They were very thorough and kept great communication with me through my divorce process.

By Anonymous on Jul. 18, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

The team at Blacha Law Office is exceptional. They took the time to guide me through every step of the divorce and made sure I understood everything and what all my options were. I felt like I was in good hands throughout the entire process. They were incredibly knowledgeable with all things legal and that alleviated any stress that I might have had. If anyone asks me if I know of a good lawyer, they will be the first recommendation I give.

By Anonymous on Jun. 29, 2022

4.0 out of 5 stars

Erin and EJ were very helpful. They kept me updated on my case and handled everything they could, so I wouldn?t have to.

By Anonymous on May. 13, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I used Blacha Law Office for my divorce proceedings and the experience couldn't have run any smoother. Nicole Janes, my lawyer, was very communicative and broke my questions down into easily understandable answers. She was always very prompt with her replies and made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. It all came to a head when we met in court in person for the first time. I felt like I was meeting someone who had my best interests at heart and she made an otherwise stressful situation very easy to handle. Communication between staff and myself was very quick and easy, they were always very responsive to any questions or concerns I had.

By Steven R. on Feb. 02, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

As a father of 2 boys going through a divorce I obtained Attorney Erin O?Connell from Blacha Law Office. Erin walked me through everything and was there every step of the way. The whole team of Blacha Law Office were just awesome, amazing, made me feel comfortable and was very supportive.

By Jennifer G. on Dec. 15, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

I worked with Attorney Nicole Janes who tremendously helped me navigate my difficult divorce process. Nicole went above and beyond to keep me updated in a timely manner throughout the entire process. Nicole kept in touch with opposing counsel every step of the way. Nicole is whip smart, truly a client advocate who fought hard for me and will fight as hard for you to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. All calls, emails responded to in a timely, efficient manner. Fees are affordable! I strongly recommend Blacha Law Firm and my stellar attorney Nicole Janes

By Anonymous on Sep. 24, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Respectful, easy to communicate using recent technology. Wonderful team support!

By Anonymous on Aug. 15, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

I would recommend Blacha Law Office, LLC to anyone looking for a decent law firm. Everyone at the firm that I had any interaction with was very friendly, courteous, and professional. Being that COVID was in full swing, I was still able to meet with Erika Eassa in person. I would recommend Erica to anyone looking for someone that is empathetic, understanding, and gets the job done without dragging it on and on. At my first meeting with Erika I knew that I did not need to look for another attorney to handle my case. I felt that she understood my situation, answered all my questions, guided me through the process so that everything was completed quickly, smoothly, and amicably. Thank you, Erika and team for making this a less painful experience, it was very much appreciated.

By Anonymous on May. 10, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Elizabeth Youakim handled my case. She was kind, compassionate, and professional throughout this difficult process. She fought for my best interests at every step. I highly recommend her services.

By Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

I was in dire straights as my former lawyer was dragging his feet and unprepared for court. Monika took my case and did an outstanding job!!! She is a whipsmart, compassionate, detail-oriented lawyer. Her team is also very compassionate and listens to understand everything about your case. They work very hard for you and will advise you as to what is in YOUR best interest. I would hire Monika and her team again in a heartbeat. I very highly recommend this firm.

By Anonymous on Dec. 02, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

I hired Blacha Law to get my Parenting Schedule for my son changed from 50/50 parenting time. My ex-wife and I had been practicing 50/50 time for 10 years. After GAL investigation, the recommendation was 60% parenting time for me and my Attorney (Erin O'Connell) successfully negotiated a settlement to avoid a hearing/trial..... so we WON!

By Anonymous on Jul. 10, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

I would highly recommend Monika and her team at Blacha Law Office LLC for your legal needs. They were accessible, knowledgeable, efficient, honest, and caring throughout my experience. Top notch service from true experts in the field. Kari

By Luke M. on Mar. 20, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

Monika and her staff are wonderful and made this process so much less painful. I'm truly grateful for all of their help!

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