The Law Offices of Kenneth M. Devaney is dedicated to offering the finest family-law services on Chicago’s North Shore. We deliver optimal results for our clients through litigation or negotiated settlement.

Family law is nuanced and often complex. We understand that every case is unique and demands careful consideration and attention to detail.

Finally, and above all, we treat every client with professionalism and respect. We prize responsiveness and punctuality, and we address our clients concerns with utmost sensitivity and discretion.

Practice Areas



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Child Custody / Child Support

Our experienced family law attorney want to help you through this process. We want to assist you in achieving the best possible...
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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue in Illinois and throughout the United States. If you have been a victim of this unlawful conduct,...
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy seeks to wipe out (discharge) all debts which are allowed to be liquidated with no repayment to the creditors ...
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When parents divorce or separate, the relationship between parent and child does not end. It is critical that children maintain a meaningful relationship ...
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Family Law

Family law is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including adoption and surrogacy.
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Ken Devaney Law can guide you through the legal issues related to your divorce so that you can focus on moving forward with...
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Don’t let another individual take advantage of you or your family. Our approach to civil disputes is to prepare each case as if it will go to trial, but we are always mindful of your best interests, and will vigorously pursue cost-effective resolutions in negotiations or mediation and other proceedings on your behalf. Our goal is to obtain favorable results for you in the most efficient manner possible. Contact us today

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

A couple can enter into a postmarital agreement, also known as a postnuptial agreement, at any point during their marriage. Couples who signed a prenuptial agreement often replace it with a postnuptial agreement because their circumstances have changed substantially since they were married. We can help ensure that your interests are protected.

Traffic Issues

Our firm’s thorough understanding of traffic court allows us to handle even the most challenging kinds of cases.The personal attention we assign to each case handle is what has led to our impressive track record. If you need our legal services , we would be happy to review the details of your case and take care of the rest.


You can obtain quick debt relief and save your home from foreclosure with the help of an experienced  bankruptcy and foreclosure lawyer. Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will put an immediate stop to the foreclosure process and allow you to reorganize your finances in order to catch back up with mortgage payments.

Post-Decree Modification

A divorce settlement resolves important child custody, property division, and other matters in ways that reflect the circumstances of the parties at the time of the divorce. But over time these circumstances change. When this occurs, it may require modifications to previously settled matters.

Maintenance & Alimony

When a couple divorces, the court can order one spouse to pay the other spousal maintenance. Are you currently involved in divorce proceedings and have questions concerning your spousal support? If you need legal advice for a spousal maintenance or alimony case, please contact

Client Focused

We continuously talk about our clients’ cases, develop strategies and bounce ideas off each other.

Your case will always receive a fresh perspective as we work with the court schedule to move your case forward as swiftly as possible, in your best interest.

We make sure you understand all the legal issues, risks and consequences involved in your case so you can make the most informed decisions.

With our flat-rate fees you get the best representation possible without any surprise costs or hidden fees.

``I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Ken Devaney's work and with the outcome of my case. Ken strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Ken Devaney to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury.``

Thomas M.
Thomas M.

``The first time we went to see Ken we were impressed with his sincerity and felt confident that he was the person we wanted to represent us. He kept us informed throughout the whole process and anytime we had a question we could call him and he would take the time to talk with us.``

Jeff B.
Jeff B.
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As family law attorneys, we provide legal advice and counsel in virtually all areas of family law. As divorce and child custody attorneys, we are skilled at mediation, negotiation and litigation. Whenever possible, we obtain favorable results for our clients outside the courtroom. We recognize the emotional and financial cost to our clients. As child custody attorneys, we consistently protect our clients’ rights as parents as well as the best interests of the involved children. Ken Devaney Law also provides an experienced team of attorneys, focusing on helping clients in financial distress.

One option that needs to be explored, among others, is filing for bankruptcy, enabling you to obtain a fresh start. You may be able to wipe out or manage your debt.

Contact Ken Devaney to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys