Family Law

  • More Than a Decade of Experience Lisa represents clients in Divorce and Custody matters, Visitation, Child Support, and Paternity matters, both pre and post-decree.

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    More Than a Decade of Experience

     

    More than a decade ago, Lisa began her legal career handling Divorce and Custody matters for the first firm she worked for.  After opening her own practice, she has gone back to focusing a majority of her practice in the area of Family Law.  Lisa represents clients in Divorce and Custody matters, Visitation, Child Support, and Paternity matters, both pre and post-decree.  When faced with a Family Law matter, it is important to have an attorney that will aggressively advocate for their client in matters of custody, visitation, support, and appropriate division of property.

    As it is a difficult process, it is one that Lisa will approach with compassion and support to her clients as she guides them through the process.  Lisa is both a Skilled Negotiator and Experienced Litigator who knows when it is appropriate to settle a matter in a timely matter and when to move forward with contested hearings and even trial to resolve disputed issues.

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    Lisa is the Eyes and Ears of the CourtWorking as a Court-Appointed Guardian Ad Litem in Kendall, Kane, and DuPage Counties has given Lisa additional insight into the issues that children face as a result of Divorce proceedings + READ MORE 

     

    Lisa is the Eyes and Ears of the Court

    Working as a Court-Appointed Guardian Ad Litem in Kendall, Kane, and DuPage Counties has given Lisa additional insight into the issues that children face as a result of Divorce proceedings.  As the "eyes and ears" of the Court, it is the duty of the Guardian Ad Litem to make representations to the Court as to what is in the best interests of the children.  This important work also gives her the background to advocate for her clients in contested custody matters.

     

    What is a Guardian Ad Litem? A Guardian Ad Litem (also known as a “GAL”) is an attorney for the parties’ child(ren). The Guardian Ad Litem is required to investigate the facts of the case, interview the child(ren) and the parties, and testify or submit a written report to the court regarding his or her recommendations in accordance with the best interest of the child.  A Guardian Ad Litem may be appointed by the Court in both Pre and Post Decree matters including but not limited to Custody and Visitation matters.

     

About Lisa Accardi

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you Charge for an Initial Consultation?

    The attorney-client relationship is an important one.  Both attorney and client need to feel a level of comfort and be able to work together in an effort to resolve the case.  An in person meeting is important in developing the attorney-client relationship.  We offer initial consultations on criminal cases at no charge and also offer 30 minute initial informational consultations on family law cases.

  • What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

    A Guardian Ad Litem (also known as a “GAL”) is an attorney for the parties’ child(ren). The Guardian Ad Litem is required to investigate the facts of the case, interview the child(ren) and the parties, and testify or submit a written report to the court regarding his or her recommendations in accordance with the best interest of the child.  A Guardian Ad Litem may be appointed by the Court in both Pre and Post Decree matters including but not limited to Custody and Visitation matters.

  • Why Lisa Accardi?

    For over a decade, Lisa has worked tirelessly representing individuals, both adults and children in all areas of the law including both Criminal and Family law, including juvenile matters, traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases.  Lisa has also represented mothers and fathers in custody cases, clients in Divorce matters, acted as a Guardian ad Litem, and represented individuals in obtaining orders of protection and no contact orders.