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St. Charles Divorce Attorney Named 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois

St. Charles Divorce Attorney and Mediator, Matthew G. Shaw of Shaw Family Law, P.C., has been selected as a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois.

June 15, 2016

Kane County divorce attorney Matthew ShawThe St. Charles law firm of Shaw Family Law, P.C. is pleased to announce that Founding Attorney Matthew G. Shaw has been named a 2016 Leading Lawyer in the state of Illinois.

Leading Lawyers are recommended by their peers and are among the top lawyers within their respective area of practice, as less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in each state receive this distinction. The Leading Lawyers database consists of the most respected and experienced lawyers available to individuals searching for legal assistance.

Kane County Attorney Matthew G. Shaw brings 30 years of experience to his legal practice, which he concentrates in family law, divorce, and mediation. He is a certified mediator and Guardian ad Litem. He obtained his B.A. Magna cum laude from Illinois College, and obtained his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Kane County Divorce Attorney Announces the Opening of Shaw Family Law, P.C.

Kane County Divorce Lawyer Matthew G. Shaw announces the opening of Shaw Family Law, P.C. located in St. Charles, Illinois.

March 24, 2016

Kane County divorce attorney Matthew Shaw Attorney Matt Shaw is proud to announce the opening of Shaw Family Law, P.C. in St. Charles, Illinois. The Kane County family law firm is located at 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 105, St. Charles, Illinois 60174.

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Matthew G. Shaw is the founding partner of Shaw Family Law, P.C. He brings 30 years of legal experience to his family law practice, and he was formerly a founding partner at the law firm of Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C.

Shaw handles matters pertaining to divorce, complex financial divorce, child custody (parental allocation), and child support. He is also a veteran litigator and trained mediator, having resolved numerous cases out of court. He graduated Magna cum laude with his B.A. from Illinois College and earned his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law. The Leading Lawyers Network named Shaw a “Leading West Suburban Lawyer” from 2013-2014. He also maintains a “Superb” 10.0 rating on AVVO based on excellent client reviews and peer recommendations.

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer to Present at Kane County Family Law Seminar

Illinois divorce and family law attorney Matthew G. Shaw will be speaking at the Kane County Bar Association family law seminar on November 12, 2014.

Kane County attorney Matthew Shaw

November 12, 2014

Kane County divorce and family lawyer Matthew G. Shaw will be presenting at the 2014 David Peskind Memorial Family Law Seminar.

Effective January 1st, 2015, the state of Illinois will implementing new spousal maintenance guidelines. Attorney Shaw will speak about this timely topic entitled "The Ins and Outs of Reviewable Maintenance."

Attorney Shaw will present on jurisdictional requirements, the procedure, statutory standards, and factors that will determine whether a client receives, or pays as the case may be, more maintenance at the time of review. Although some of the analysis for determining maintenance has been obviated, the fact remains: most maintenance awards have been reviewable.

Kane County Divorce Attorney Authors Maintenance (Alimony) Chapter in Illinois Family Law Book

Matthew G. Shaw was published in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, outlining the alimony/maintenance review, including the new alimony laws coming into effect 1/1/15.

St. Charles lawyer Matthew Shaw

December 19, 2014

A St. Charles divorce law firm proudly announces that Matthew G. Shaw has authored a chapter in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, by Aspatore, a Thomson Reuters Business. Shaw wrote the chapter entitled, Maintenance (Alimony) Review: Jurisdiction, Procedure, Statutory Standards, and Factors.

Shaw's contribution to the publication is especially timely and important as Illinois has passed new maintenance guidelines into law, which will take effect January 1, 2015. The new public act (P.A. 98-0961) drastically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples with a combined gross income less than $250,000. The new guidelines include a formula for calculating maintenance utilizing the gross income of the parties and the length of the marriage. Shaw recently presented at the 2014 David Peskind Memorial Family Law Seminar regarding maintenance/alimony and these new guidelines.

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