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Family Law

It is rumored that an old lawyer named Edward Weber dispensed a special kind of advice to young couples who complained “they just weren’t getting along."

After hearing each one out, Edward would say, “Alcohol, money , boyfriends and girlfriends! I just don’t want to hear it from your wife’s attorney.”

Family Law issues handled by the Law Offices of
Thomas C. O'Brien
  • Divorce
  • Child custody & jurisdictional disputes
  • Visitation and Support
  • Marital property settlement
  • Post-divorce issues
  • Adoption
  • Prenuptial, cohabitation, and marital agreements
  • Asset/debt protection

From legal separations to the dissolution of marriage, family law issues can be some of the most difficult issues you face.

The Law Offices of Thomas O'Brien is respected for guiding clients through difficult times with empathy. We explain your options so you can make informed decisions that best suit your personal situation -- decisions that affect your family, your finances and your future.

We have a strong track record of successfully resolving our clients’ cases while minimizing cost and disruption. Disputes are common in family law cases, and the conflict can often turn destructive. We strive to resolve disputes over divorce, child custody and other issues by avoiding a "scorched earth" approach in favor of helping people reach common-sense solutions and the most favorable outcomes.

Of all the areas of law in which we practice, this is the most emotionally charged. In many cases, one spouse is caught completely off guard and needs a strategically wise approach to his or her case. In others, a client comes to us for preemptive advice. We have the resources to ferret out financial misbehavior – and the wisdom to advise a client when to deal with difficult facts.

Early advice is important. Do you really want your case decided in Wisconsin when you, your husband and your children are all in Kankakee? There are no local firms with our experience in jurisdictional issues. More importantly, there are very few law firms who look at the big picture while looking out for you.

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    December 2012: Law Offices of Thomas C. O'Brien obtains first same sex annulment in state of Wisconsin