Naperville Family Law Lawyer
Kathy will guide clients through...
Kathy will guide clients through...Kathy has over eighteen years working with children and families affected by abuse and neglect. She brings the sensitivity and compassion needed in addressing the needs of families in crisis and challenging circumstances. Kathy is a trained Guardian Ad Litem, representing the needs of minor children and disabled adults in divorce, parentage, guardianship and probate cases. In addition she serves as an arbitrator through the DuPage County Arbitration Center.
Kathy will guide clients through the family and probate courts with experience in the court room and a collaborative style to resolve the issues faced in divorce, custody and estate cases.
Kathy is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.
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