Practicing Family Law in the Fox Valley

  • Divorce & Mediation

    Maybe you and your spouse can save money and reduce conflict by using our mediation service. If you and your spouse are not interested in mediation, let our office assist you in having the court make a prompt, fair and proper determination of all of the issues in you case.

  • Custody & Visitation

    We can help you resolve custody and visitation issues in a way that gives your children security and support. We can help you tailor a plan that works best for you and your children.

  • Child Support

    Allow us to help you set up an appropriate child support amount, that will ensure your children are provided for.

  • Property, Debts, Pensions & Retirement

    We can assist you and your spouse in the division of the marital assets and debts, including Pension & Retirement accounts.

  • Adoption

    Our office can aid you in any adoption proceeding, whether it may be a "family member" adoption or an adoption conducted through an agency.

  • Non-married Parents

    This can be a fairly tricky legal area, and our office stands ready to help you through establishing the paternity of your child, ensuring that proper child support payments are made, and setting up a visitation schedule.

True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.

- John W. Davis, commenting on what lawyers do.

Call our office to set up a half-hour consultation with Attorney Dan O'Connell. He has over 26 years of experience serving clients just like you, finding practical solutions to their most difficult family problems. We handle cases in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb and McHenry counties in Illinois.

Other practice areas:

  • Wills and Trusts

    Dan has many years of experience giving people from all walks of life assistance in preparing wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

  • Residential Real Estate Closing

    Our office can help you with your Real Estate Closing. We advise our clients on the possible pre-Closing procedures they may wish to follow (e.g. Home Inspectors, etc.) and ensuring that all of the Closing paperwork is complete and accurate.

  • Civil or Criminal Appeals

    Dan has many years of experience appealing decisions made by the Court. Let that experience work for you to overturn an incorrect decision made by a trial court or judge.

  • Environmental Law

    Environmental Law is one of the most complicated types of law in this country, and requires an experienced, studied attorney to properly understand the nuances and convolutions on this area of law.

  • Probate

Dan has been an attorney for over 26 years, and knows attorneys specializing in many other areas of law. Please contact our office, and we will be able to refer you to an attorney who can meet your legal needs. Our referral list includes attorneys who specialize in:

  • Personal injury
  • Criminal
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Social Security
  • Immigration
  • Employment Law
  • Patents, trademarks & copyrights