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Helping people since 1996 in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce, child support, custody and real estate.  I love what I do and my philosophy is that the more you know about what is happening in your life, the better off you will be. I like to educate my clients about what is going on legally so that they can make good decisions for themselves, once they know all of the options that are available to them.  I offer personalized legal services in both English and in Spanish, having grown up bilingual. I am the married mother of two children and my offices are located in the suburbs of Chicago. My DuPage County office is in Itasca and my Cook County office is in Schaumburg. 


In 2013, I completed my book, Defending the Ending, which is a valuable resource for people who are thinking about or are going through a divorce. It is available on my website for immediate download and I also offer free hard copies to those who live in DuPage, Cook or Kane Counties.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Divorce: 40%
    3 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    3 years
  4. Residential Real Estate: 10%
    3 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Wayne Edmond Holcomb

    Carol is a strong advocate for her clients. Because of this, she will fight hard for your case. I endorse her.


    Wayne Holcomb Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J Todd Murphy

    Carol has written informative books about the law that her clients have found to be very helpful in selecting a lawyer. I work with Carol in a professional lawyers group, she is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy as well as her other practice areas and also brings a warm and caring personality to her work which is uncommon among lawyers.


    J Murphy Foreclosure Attorney
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Contact info

O'Connor Cadiz Law

550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 160-A
Itasca, IL, 60143

O'Connor Cadiz Law

1821 Walden Office Square
Suite 400-A
Schaumburg, IL, 60173-4273



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199601/20/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Latino Academic ScholarshipDePaul University College of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyO'Connor Cadiz Law2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Myths Exposed!Bankruptcy Myths Exposed!2015
Defending the EndingDefending the Ending: A Straightforward Guide For Illinois Residents Considering or Confronting Divorce2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women Preparing for Divorce- SeminarWomen and Divorce2013