What Makes MFL Different?

We Work for You, Keeping in Mind Your Best Interests

Hi, my name is Amy H. McAuley of McAuley Family Law, a family law firm based in Barrington, Illinois. I represent clients throughout Lake, Cook and McHenry Counties. I will listen to your needs and provide you with the legal advice and representation you need with passion, sincerity and professionalism.

Knowledge and Experience

McAuley Family Law is Well Positioned to Help You:

  • As your legal representative, I will bring my over 15 years of litigation experience in the areas of family law and child protection. Having practiced both publicly at the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office and at a small firm private practice, I can work your case so that you can get your life back on track.
  • As a court approved Guardian Ad Litem and Child Representative in both Lake and Cook Counties, I have seen all sides of complex child custody and visitation disputes. I have helped many families reach resolutions that work for them and their children. I can do the same for you.
  • Being focused exclusively on family law gives me the specialized legal knowledge and experience necessary to get the best possible outcomes for my clients. The law changes at a fast pace, so you need an attorney immersed in only one area to ensure that you’re getting the best advice, the best advocacy, and the best negotiator on your behalf.
  • Having handled many complex family law cases, I am able to customize strategies and solutions for you and to tackle any issue that may arise.


My mission is to provide the best legal representation at a fair price.

  • McAuley Family Law offers top-notch legal representation you can afford, because your divorce or family law matter shouldn’t cost you your children’s college fund or your retirement savings.
  • Unlike bigger firms, MFL is about YOU and reaching the best possible outcome while meeting your needs and budget. Call today to see how our fees differ from other firms.
  • MFL offers affordable payment plans.
  • No unnecessary delay! Your case will not be dragged out unnecessarily while your bill keeps ticking up for unnecessary court appearances and administration.

Personal Attention

Facing divorce or a child custody battle typically is difficult and painful.

Your Best Interests are My Priority

That means personal attention to your goals, to your concerns, to what keeps you up at night.

Professional Courtesy

The vast majority of professional complaints lodged against attorneys are for lack of communication. I will always return your call, keep you informed, and will spend as much (or as little) time as you and your individual case requires.

You Will Always Deal with Me, Your Attorney

You won’t show up to court to find a low-level associate who doesn’t understand family law or your case. You won’t constantly be dealing with administrative staff. You will work with me.

No Surprises

You will always be kept in the loop, always consulted regarding next steps, strategy, and decision making. You will be counseled on the law that applies to your situation and you will be involved in decisions from start to finish. You will never be made to feel pressured or railroaded.

No Unnecessary and Costly Delay

Your case will not be put on a back burner. It is in you and your family’s best interest to resolve your legal matter as quickly and efficiently as possible. Even the most contentious, complex, and highly litigated cases should be progress in a reasonable manner.

Expect Excellence in Your Legal Representation

  • Illinois State Bar Association member
  • Lake County Bar Association member
  • Chicago Bar Association member
  • Member of ACR

Contact Me Today For a Free Consultation

If you need expert, affordable family law representation, schedule your free consultation by calling me today at 224-633-3320 or by clicking here.