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Michael F Roe

Michael F Roe

Experienced. Tenacious. Creative. Let’s meet to discuss in depth your case.
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • California, Illinois
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Biography

Michael Roe has over 25 years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of complex divorce and child custody litigation. He has successfully managed important cases in Kane County, DuPage County, and in all of the counties of northern Illinois, and his family law expertise was sought out by clients for cases in downstate Illinois and a few complex child custody cases out-of-state. With a strong legal education in both law and graduate-level business school, he is skilled in both the child custody/parenting side as well as the business and financial side of divorce litigation. Michael is one of the few lawyers nationwide recognized with focused experience in high conflict divorce and custody cases involving psychological disorders. He is one of the few lawyers nationally that is a long term member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association.

His family law litigation experience has been detailed in the Chicago Tribune, and through broadcast and podcast interviews on mental health issues and family law. Michael is a member of the Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG), a select international group of university academics, psychologists, judges and lawyers that research and provide peer-reviewed resources in the field of Parental Alienation. Michael Roe is also a member of a number of leading associations focused on Family Law and psychological issues in family law matters, such as the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. He has been a founder of a personality disorders nonprofit, and a director of a national single parent’s organization. Illinois divorce lawyer Michael Roe has a unique, informed, and sensitive approach to complex child custody

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Borderline personality in Custody Cases
  • Parental Alienation and Child Custody
  • Collaborative/Cooperative Divorce
  • High Conflict Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    My office is pleased to meet with potential clients to discuss in depth their family situation. Michael will bring to bear his more than 25 years of experience to help people understand the path forward with their case.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Law Offices of Michael F. Roe
Current
Education
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. | JD/MBA Program
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. | American Studies
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Current
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Kane County Bar Association
Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Current
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American Psychological Association
Member
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Association for Conflict Resolution
Member
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International Academy for Collaborative Practice
Member
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DuPage County Bar Association
Former Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Splitting: Protecting yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or a Narcissist
By Bill Eddy (foreword by Michael Roe)
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, United States
NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Friday Lecture: Michael Roe, Lawyer, Kane County Northern Illinois University https://calendar.niu.edu › event › friday_lecture_michaelroe... Kane County lawyer Michael Roe looks at the plight of refugees in northern Thailand, the impacts on family and children, and discusses the impact of good NGOs, and bad actors, on their situation.
Certifications
Effective Litigation of Parental Alienation Cases: Level 1, 2, & 3 Certificate
National Association of Parental Alienation Specialists
Websites & Blogs
Website
Michael F. Roe's Website Profile
Website
Law Offices of Michael F. Roe Website
Blog
Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Am I able to write a letter to the judge related to my family law case? I do have an attorney
A: In Illinois, it's not appropriate or even advisable to write directly to the judge in your divorce case. Communication with the judge typically needs to go through formal channels, such as your lawyer or through legal filings. Judges that receive mail from litigants do not read the mail, and are required to contact the attorneys about the inappropriate contact. In sum, it's not a good step to take and might possibly result in being admonished by the judge.

If you have something important to communicate to the judge, it's best to discuss it with your attorney. They can advise you on the proper way to present your concerns or information to the court through a proper motion or affidavit attached to a motion. Remember, everything in a legal case needs to be handled according to established procedural law to ensure fairness and proper consideration by all parties involved. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Michael F Roe LLC
Geneva Office and Conference Center
25 N River Ln
#130
Geneva, IL 60174
Toll-Free: (331) 222-9161
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meeting times by appointment, please.
Law Offices of Michael F. Roe
Northern Illinois Family Law Lab
1005 Lincoln Hwy
#200
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (331) 222-9161