St. Charles, IL Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Prompt, personal, and professional service. We listen, think, and communicate. Effectively handling family law matters requires both people skills and legal skills, as these matters often involve both strong emotions and complex disputes. At Shaw Sanders, P.C., in Kane County, our attorneys take the time to get to know our clients and our clients’ objectives.

We tailor our counsel and services to your specific needs in order to provide the strongest possible advocacy in both negotiations and litigation. We understand the high stakes involved in family law issues, and we are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights and interests in every situation.

Whether you are pursuing a divorce or seeking to resolve child support disputes, you likely have very specific goals you would like to achieve. Your goals may be totally different from another person's in a similar situation. At our firm, we help you formulate reasonable desires and expectations, and we customize our legal counsel to best accomplish your desired outcome. While we will guide you through the legal process, we listen, think, and communicate, but let your objectives guide our strategy.

Areas of Practice


Dissolving a marriage is a big deal both personally and legally. Regardless of how long you have been married or what type of family dynamics are involved, what happens now will affect the rest of your life, and your children's.


Family Law

Family law is a broad area of the law that is not restricted to divorce proceedings alone. There are a number of other practice areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the family court system. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in handling legal matters in all areas of family law.


Kane County Family Lawyers Serving St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, Aurora, and Batavia

The legal process can be stressful and confusing no matter what type of legal issues you are dealing with. At Shaw Sanders, P.C., we listen, explain, demystify, strategize, guide, and communicate. We strive to make your experience as positive as possible. We answer your questions and support you throughout the duration of your case. Call 630-584-5550 to speak to an experienced family law attorney today.

Individualized Divorce and Family Law Counsel in St. Charles

Having an attorney who is skilled and experienced in handling all types of family law matters is essential to achieving the preferred outcome in your case. Attorney Matt Shaw has 30 years of experience practicing family law in the state of Illinois. He has authored major publications on legal rulings including "Chapter One" of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Handbook in 1995 and 2011, as well as the "Maintenance Review" section of Strategies for Family Law in Illinois in 2015 (a Thomson Reuters publication). Prepared with this in-depth knowledge of family law, he has successfully handled cases dealing with issues related to:

Kane County Attorneys Fighting for Your Family's Best Interests

At Shaw Sanders, P.C., we maintain close contact with our clients and pride ourselves on being available when needed. Client satisfaction is important to us, and many of our clients come to us through recommendations from past clients we have successfully represented. In short, we are there for you.

To learn more about how our skilled and experienced family law attorneys can assist you, contact Shaw Sanders, P.C. by calling 630-584-5550 to schedule a free consultation. We will carefully assess your legal situation, listen to your goals and expectations, and work with you to create a plan to achieve your objectives. Our attorneys serve clients throughout Kane, DuPage, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties.

30 Years

St. Charles, IL Attorneys with 30 Years of Experience

With a proven track record of success representing men, women, and children in Illinois courts, Mr. Shaw has extensive court and trial experience. He has also served as a Mediator and Guardian ad Litem in Family Law cases, and has resolved numerous cases outside of court.

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