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Michael Scott Schiffman

About me

I founded Schiffman Family Law, LLC, because from the start of my legal career I always felt a personal calling to assist people during one of life's most significant transitions. I treat each and every case with close personal attention to resolve the issues for every one of my clients.  When not attending to my cases, I believe it is essential that I remain aware of emerging practices by pursuing the latest issues and trends within the practice of family law.  


While the name recognition and cache of larger law firms leads some to believe that the level of expertise or success rate would be greater, after a career that included my working at various size firms, I came to the realization that founding my own practice allowed me the greatest freedom and opportunity to provide a higher level of personal service and attention to my clients, eliminating the non-casework distractions of a law firm practice.


I am here to personally answer your questions and address all your issues during this process so you may resolve matters and move forward with your life. It is my priviledge to be of assistance to my clients and I am proud to have worked with well over two thousand people thus far in my career.




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Child Support: 15%
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
  5. Prenuptials: 5%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Bradley Louis Schencker

    I have read many of the answers provided by Mr. Schiffman on Avvo, and they demonstrate that not only is he knowledgeable and insightful, but he cares about his clients and will work hard to help them achieve their goals.


    Bradley Schencker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremiah Stephan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schiffman routinely volunteers his time within the AVVO community to assist the general public in understanding the legal system. He provides excellent and thorough advice and has demonstrated he is highly knowledgeable in the area of family law.


    Jeremiah Stephan
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Schiffman Family Law, LLC

15 Spinning Wheel Road
Suite 122
Hinsdale, IL, 60521


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSchiffman Family Law, LLC1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1982 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationChairman1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
Divorce MagazineWhat is the difference between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northeastern UniversityMatrimonial LawN/A