Kane County, Illinois Family Law & Divorce Law Firm

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC
555 South Randall Road
Suite 200

St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Phone(630) 584-4800
Fax (630) 513-8565

Website www.familydivorcelaw.com
E-mail  Contact Stephen M. Jacobs

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Law Firm Overview

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree and Associates P.C. is an Illinois firm focusing on family law. The firm is committed to helping families through difficult times and resolving their issues. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers are poised to know how to help.

Attorneys at the firm begin to work the case immediately. They sit down with clients and listen to their story and the issues involved. They lay out options and explain how each choice will affect clients' future. They communicate with their clients professionally and with respect.

The legal team understands that family law issues are stressful. Attorneys from Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree and Associates P.C. provide experienced, comforting and high-quality legal advice to help their clients avoid stress and emotional problems. They help clients navigate through the issues and disputes while moving them toward a new beginning.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Agreed Orders; Post-Nuptial Agreements; Annulments; Irreconcilable Differences; Mental Cruelty; Adultery; Habitual Drunkenness; Abandonment; Orders of Protection; Orders for Withholding and Garnishments; Civil Union Dissolution for Non-Traditional Couples; Valuation of Business Assets; Protecting Professional Practices; Protecting Investments in Divorce; Property Division; Uncovering Hidden Assets; QDROs; Pension Valuation; Real Estate Valuation; Finance, Tax and Debt Issues; High Income Child Support Obligations; Uncontested Divorce; Antenuptial Agreements; Dissolution Decree Modification; Enforcement and Contempt Cases or Child Custody Modification; Arrearages; Subpoenas; Financial Issues; College Expenses; Guardian ad Litem; High Net Worth/High Asset Divorce.

Areas of Law Description

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC provides legal services on the following areas of family law:

- Family Law

With over 50 years of combined experience, Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC provides experienced and professional legal services in all areas of family law and other related issues. Whether you are seeking a family law attorney, divorce lawyer, mediator, or guardian ad litem, our experience and information can be insightful and valuable to you. We will give you straightforward, honest answers, to help you find workable solutions to achieve your goals.

- Divorce

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC is experienced in handling divorce and all divorce-related issues including property distribution, maintenance and tax issues raised by a divorce. Our firm also provides representation in all types of post-divorce actions, such as enforcement, dissolution decree modification actions and contempt cases or child custody modification actions. We work closely with our clients to achieve the best possible result in all divorce actions.

- Personal Injury

At Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC, our trial attorneys are able to represent clients in matters pertaining to personal injury. If you, your loved one or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, animal attack, wrongful death, or work related situation, we can help you fight to recover the damages. Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, PC can help you fight for fair compensation and ensure your rights are protected.


Tricia Goostree Ms. Tricia D. Goostree
Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Paternity

Matthew Shaw Mr. Matthew G. Shaw
Adoption, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Elder Law, Family Law


Anthony Giudice Mr. Anthony J. Giudice
Alimony, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Litigation

Robin Zandri Ms. Robin M. Zandri
Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Paternity


  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association

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 Interpreting “Prior Obligations” under Section 505

Years ago during the child support court call, the obligor explained to the judge that his support should not be based upon 20% of his net income because he had other children to support. It turned out that he had six children with five mothers. This would certainly be bar exam material if the topic of a question were “prior obligations”. That particular father’s persuasive personality had created an algebraic, if not social, mess.

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