Brian W. Reidy

Brian W. Reidy

Reidy Law Office
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

I have sat on the other client side of the lawyer-client table, which gives me a unique insight to the emotions that my clients experience. Divorce and child custody matters are never easy on the people involved. It is important to have a lawyer that you can trust during the most difficult time in your life. At Reidy Law Office, we believe in teaching our clients the relevant law and how it relates to the client’s specific situation. Then, we create the specific strategy for the individual client’s case. Our mission is to help people through the difficult times in their lives, and to create a starting point for a better life going forward.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Reidy Law Office
- Current
Attorney
LeVine, Wittenberg, Shugan & Schatz Ltd.
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Assistant States Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney
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Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D.
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Awards
10 Best Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
CALI - Trial Advocacy
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Awarded to the top grade in the class
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Reidy Law Office
Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. Is there such a thing of abuse of primary authority of decision making of minor children?
A: It may not be abuse, but it certainly is a basis for you to seek a modification of your financial responsibility. Given the facts that you have presented here, I believe a judge would not hold you responsible for 50% Or any other amount if you file a timely motion. You might also consider filing a motion for a GAAL to help the court determine what is truly in the best interest of your child given that your child does not want these new braces.
Q. Can dad give custody back to mom without paying for a lawyer or going to court?
A: Parties can agree to modify parenting time without a court order. Parties cannot modify child support orders without a judge signing an order. If the goal is to modify parenting time, the parties can agree and they should put any agreement in writing. If the child lived with mom, dad would likely owe child support.
Q. Can my child move in with me even though his mom has primary physical custody?
A: Your child can move in with you if both you and your ex agree. Your child cannot “decide” where to live. You and the other parent can agree, but it is best to put any modification agreement in writing. Even better would be to submit the modification to the judge to sign. There are some other things you might consider, but it is difficult to answer based upon the information provided. You may want to speak to a local attorney who can help you with your specifics.
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Contact & Map
Reidy Law Office LLC
11528 W. 183rd Place
Suite NE
Orland Park, IL 60467
Telephone: (708) 580-6767