Family Law

Family Law Attorneys

Elgin, IL Attorneys

Divorce and Mediation Lawyers Serving the Communities of Kane and Cook Counties

Family Law – The end of a marriage is disruptive to the sense of normalcy that takes time to establish. While the adjustment is often difficult, ending a marriage forces couples to examine all aspects of familial relationships. Consequently, they must choose the best pathway forward. When making important decisions about divorce and children during emotionally challenging times, it matters who stands by your side.

The Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo helps people just like you throughout Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Who are you? You are someone who believes in equity, justice and what’s right for your children. You want to establish the best possible foundation to move forward and emerge from this experience stronger and wiser. We can help.

Trusted, Compassionate Handling of Family Law Matters

Based in Elgin, Illinois, our practices a caring approach to helping our clients through their family law issue. We engage in regular communication with our clients. It is the best way to understand the intentions and concerns of each person we represent. Some of the areas we handle include

We place great value on handling your family law matters with respect. To that end, we do everything possible to minimize the emotional impact of family law court proceedings. If you and your soon to be ex-spouse wish to pursue a divorce amicably, we suggest our mediation services.


Mr Scifo is always taking time to make things clear through my divorce. He made sure that my wants and wishes were heard and that my ex had to do what he was supposed to no matter how long it took.

Consult with a Family Law Attorney Today – 847-628-8311

Below is a quick look at some of the reasons why people seek the help of a family law attorney:

Divorce: Each partner typically hires a lawyer who will help create a settlement plan that avoids the need for a trial. Divorce lawyers advise clients on important issues such as division of marital assets, determining spousal support and child custody. Lawyers serve the interests of their clients going through the divorce process.

Child Custody and Child Support: Court orders and settlement arrangements for both custody and support of children are generally part of the broader divorce proceedings. However, it’s possible to revise plans when situations change. For example, child support terms can change if the non-custodial parent has a change in their finances

Paternity: In many divorce cases, the mother files a paternity case in order to obtain child support from an absentee father. Sometimes, though, a biological father files for paternity to secure a relationship with the child.

Adoption and Foster Care: Adoption is a complicated procedure that can differ with respect to the type of adoption and issues like where the child is from and differences in state laws. Accordingly, it’s very helpful to consult with a family law attorney.

Speak with an Elgin Family Law Attorney Today

If you need help with any family law matter, including divorce, please contact us by calling 847-628-8311 to set up an initial consultation.

We serve clients in the Chicago area, including Elgin, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, South Elgin, Lake In the Hills, Kane County, Cook County, and other surrounding counties.


Other Practice Areas Related To Family Law

Family law frequently overlaps with a wide variety of other areas in the practice of law. As an example, cases of domestic violence or child abuse generally will involve criminal investigations. They may even lead to arrests and criminal charges. It is the role of family courts to decide how to safeguard victims and secure a safe environment for all involved. Other related practice areas include: mediation, probate and estate planning.

Whether you are considering a divorce, need help with child custody issues or have some questions regarding a child support order, it is in your best interests to seek professional help from a family law attorney.


When divorcing spouses are unable to reach agreement regarding one or more issues, mediation is often a very effective solution. It is generally a process that saves time and cost. During a mediation, the disagreeing parties work with a neutral third party to resolve their disagreements. The mediator serves to facilitate the resolution of disputes by guiding an exchange of information and bargaining. The mediator is there to help the parties reach a common ground and resolve unrealistic demands. Mediators can provide innovative solutions and help draft a final settlement. Their role is to help each party understand concerns and facilitate information. Also, they explain issues and clearly define problems to resolve in order to move forward.