I have been a practicing attorney in Illinois for more than 30 years. When I graduated from law school, there were very few women attorneys in private practice. For the first year of my career, I worked for a large firm representing insurance companies. I was the only woman attorney in the city at that time, and very soon, the firm started receiving calls for me to represent people going through a divorce. Since the firm had never handled anything but insurance defense cases, I had to convince the firm's partners that I should be allowed to practice family law!
From the first family law case I handled, I knew I wanted to concentrate exclusively in this area of law. Soon, I left the insurance defense firm behind. My husband and I married, and my children were born. When I became a parent, I experienced the depth of love and the incredible bond between a child and a parent. At that point, my interest in family law was transformed into a passion for it, and for helping people going through a breakdown of their family.
Today, a significant part of my practice consists of helping my clients, who include both men and women, maintain strong relationships with their children even though their family is no longer living together.
I have handled numerous contested child custody, visitation and interstate child removal cases. I also have experience in dealing with mental health issues, professional evaluators, and emotional and physical abuse of children and spouses.
I also have experience handling complex asset division, pension issues and spousal maintenance matters for both men and women. I have written appellate briefs and have argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Courts for both the Third and Fourth Districts while representing clients in the appellate process.
I am a qualified child representative and guardian ad litem, accepting appointments in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, which includes Peoria and Tazewell counties. I also serve as a certified mediator for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Illinois.
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I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Butler is an experienced and professional attorney with exceptional knowledge regarding issues of divorce and family law. She is dedicated to meeting her client's objectives and is goal oriented and driven. She is a strong advocate in the courtroom.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1979||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Achievement Award, Professions||Pekin YWCA||1990|
|Charlotte Danstrom Woman of Achievement Award||Women in Management||1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1979 - Present|
|Peoria County Bar Association||N/A||1979 - Present|
|Tazewell County Bar Association||N/A||1979 - Present|
|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||English/Rhetoric||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|CLE-Winter Series Family Law||Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements under the Amended IMDMA||2016|